Chairman of the Board
Ohio Aerospace Institute
Wayne Denny has over 28 years of experience in business development, engineering, and manufacturing. Over half of this time has been focused on the aerospace industry. He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board for the Ohio Aerospace Institute.
Most recently, Wayne was the General Manager – Strategic Marketing (Aerospace and Defense) for The Timken Company. In this role, he drove significant expansion in top and bottom-line performance for the business. Previous roles for The Timken Company included, General Manager – Aerospace Continuous Improvement and New Product Development; General Manager Innovation and Product Technology (R&D); and Chief Engineer Aerospace, Defense, and Critical Motion. In his role as Global Manager – Motion Sensor Systems Wayne developed and launched a line of electromechanical solutions from the R&D center, capturing safety critical positions globally on automotive vehicles. In the preceding 10 years, Wayne designed, implemented, and ran off major manufacturing systems, ranging in scope from single lines and cells to multi-plant systems.
Being a lifelong learner, Mr. Denny earned his BS from Mount Union College in 1992, majoring in Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. He then earned an Executive Education certificate from The Darden School of Business – University of Virginia in 2006. Wayne is currently completing an MBA from the Williamson College of Business Administration at Youngstown State University. In furthering educational opportunities for students, Wayne is the inaugural Chair of the Executive Advisory Board and helped launch the School of Engineering at the University of