Eric Grigorian

Eric Grigorian is 2024-2025 Region 3 Director for Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).  He received his B.S, and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH).  He is employed by Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) as Principal Research Engineer.  At GTRI, he is Chief Engineer and Chief of GTRI Applied System Laboratory’s Architecture & System Development Division supporting advanced research and development in model-based systems engineering and modeling and simulation responsible for development of systems in support of Army Aviation rotorcraft and uncrewed platforms.   He has over 39-years of direct engineering career supporting commercial and defense industry in multitude of capacities.  Prior to GTRI, he was the Director of Engineering and Manufacturing for Yulista Aviation where he was responsible for full life-cycle support of product development and production of systems for the US Army Prototype Integration Facility.  In his prior capacity, he was Vice President of Engineering and Manufacturing at AAR Integrated Technologies (2010-2012), developing product for US Air Force, US Army, and US Marines in support of Command and Control Systems.  He is recipient of GTRI’s Distinguished Performance Award in Program Development.  He is a Senior Member of the IEEE and was recipient of 2020 UAH’s Alumni of Achievement Award, 2019 James Beall SoutheastCon Recognition Award and 2006 IEEE Region 3 Outstanding Engineer of the Year Award.  He has also received numerous additional awards from GTRI, previous employers, UAH, IEEE, and local technical societies.