Scott Beecher is a Principal Software Engineer with Pratt & Whitney, East Hartford, CT. In this capacity, he provides development and certification process support on the Next Generation Product Family (NGPF) Full Authority Digital Engine Control software project, is the Designated Engineering Representative with the FAA for approval of safety critical airborne software, developed the initial EEC180 software for PW6000 engines, and was responsible for embedded software development of new Group VI Digital Electronic Engine Control for F100 engine and diagnostic software. Across his 33-year career, in addition to his employment with Pratt & Whitney, Mr. Beecher has been a software development engineer with Sikorsky Aircraft, General Electric Astrospace, General Electric Ordinance Systems, and Hamilton Standard. He serves on the External Advisory Board of UConn’s Computer Science & Engineering Department, and he has served as an adjunct faculty member at Manchester Community College and is currently a software engineering instructor at the Federal Aviation Administration Academy, Oklahoma City, OK. Mr. Beecher received M.S. degrees in both Computer Science and in Business Management from RPI, Hartford.