IAN MARQUIS, BSME, MBA, is Director of Engineering for the Precision Systems Business Unit of General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Healdsburg, CA. Ian was born in Sonoma County, in Annapolis, California and attended public school in Point Arena, California. Ian is a multi-disciplined engineer and project manager with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC). He has over 19 years of experience in high-level tactical & space engineering programs. Projects range across the spectrum from business development to production, capital equipment to facility expansion, and concept phase to qualified flight hardware. He has earned a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Sonoma State University and is also certified in True Lean™ (Toyota Production System) from the University of Kentucky. He is a graduate of the General Dynamics Decathlon Executive Leadership Program and holds an active membership in Mensa. Ian enjoys a myriad of pursuits outside of work. He has a passion for space and the cosmos, enjoys 3D printing projects for his children, working on cars and electronics, and playing the drums. Ian and his wife Samantha relocated from Los Angeles to Healdsburg in 2014, to put roots down and raise a family. The Marquis’ have two boys at The Healdsburg School in Third Grade and in Kindergarten.