Thomas E. Trimbath

8199 Cultus Drive, Clinton, WA 98236

(425) 765-6295

OBJECTIVE Meet unmet needs with innovation and pragmatism.



INTERIM PROJECT MANAGER, History of Computing in Learning & Education Virtual Museum Project


Staff Writer, Curbed, Amphenol


Entrepreneur. Trimbath Creative Enterprises: consulting, writing, photography

        Just Keep Pedaling by T. E. Trimbath

        Twelve Months at Barclay Lake by T. E. Trimbath

        Twelve Months at Lake Valhalla by T. E. Trimbath

        Twelve Months at Lake Merritt” by T. E. Trimbath

        Dream. Invest. Live. by Tom Trimbath

        Walking Thinking Drinking Across Scotland by Tom Trimbath

         Produced a five year photo essay of Whidbey Island.

May 2013 - October 2014

INFORMATION MANAGER, New Road Map Foundation

February 1998 to December 2001

Owner and Operator. Small Pines Karate Company (a small corporation)

February 1998 to September 1998

Customer Engineer. Coordinate commercial airline customer request with production line and engineering staff.

June 1997 to

February 1998

Avionics Engineer. Design and analyze satellite attitude and orbital control systems.  Conduct and create system simulation.

June 1996 to

June 1997

Mission Planner. Coordinate trajectory performance and flight issues between Western customers and Russian/Ukrainian vehicle providers.

April, 1995

to June 1996

Aerodynamics Engineer. Product development of commercial expendable and reusable launch vehicles. Coordinate with McDonnell Douglas and NASA.

March 1992

to April, 1995

Lead Engineer. High Speed Commercial Transport Program.  Technical lead for 10 direct reports.  Coordinated, monitored, and directed subcontractors and partners e.g. NASA, DASA. Technical integrator for ARPA proposal.

January, 1987

to March, 1992

Aerodynamics Engineer. Analyzed stability and control aspects of 737s and High Speed Civil Transports.  Conducted wind tunnel and CFD analyses for flight safety and piloting issues.  Designed aircraft to meet internal and federal requirements.

January, 1987

to January, 1988

Aerodynamics Engineer. Analyze and conduct wind tunnel test of Chinese Y-7 airplane under contract to CATIC.

January, 1985

to January, 1987

Aerodynamics Engineer. Conduct multi-disciplinary research in aeroelastics and computational aerodynamics to improve design process.

July, 1980 to January, 1985

Aerodynamics Engineer. Support 747-300 certification, upgrade and operate 747 flight simulation, analyze configuration modifications for flight safety. 


September, 1983

to March, 1986

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Masters of Engineering, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering, Project "A Flying Qualities Design Tool"

September, 1976

to June, 1980

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Bachelors of Science, Aerospace and Ocean Engineering


1977 to present

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Senior member