AJ Piplica Chief Executive Officer, Founder Hermeus

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Mr. A.J. Piplica is founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hermeus Corporation where he leads a team focused on connecting the globe through the development of the world’s fastest passenger aircraft. Prior to founding Hermeus, Mr. Piplica served as CEO of Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. In this capacity, he led the inception and development of the X-60A, a US Air Force X-plane. He has a strong background in aerospace systems design, including spacecraft, launch vehicles, and hypersonic aircraft. Mr. Piplica holds both Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from the Georgia Institute of Technology focused in aerodynamics and fluid mechanics, supplemented by a certificate in entrepreneurship.