- BS, aerospace engineering, WVU, 1982
Mr. Funkhouser received his BSAE from West Virginia University in 1982 and is the current Vice President of ABL Operations at ATK Tactical Propulsion & Controls located in Rocket Center, West Virginia. He joined Hercules at Allegany Ballistics Laboratory in March 1983, and has since worked 22 years in the Engineering and Programs departments prior to being transferred to ATK’s Elkton, Maryland facility in 2005. During those 22 years, he worked many programs from the Engineering side that included SRAM II, SFW, Titan IV, and VFDR, among many others. While on the Programs side, he was Program Manager for AIM-9X Sidewinder, AIM-9M Sidewinder, Sparrow and RAM. Prior to being transferred to Elkton, he was Director of Tactical and Composite Programs. Keith was brought back to ABL in April 2007 and is the first Mineral County native named to head the ABL facility. While at WVU, he was a member of Sigma Gamma Tau, the National Honor Society for Aerospace Engineers. He is currently a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Keith and his wife Teresa relocated to New Creek, West Virginia and have two children, son Steven is attending medical school at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, in Lewisburg, West Virginia, and daughter Amanda will be a junior at Frostburg State University and is majoring in Psychology. He also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at WVU.
Mr. Funkhouser received his BSAE from West Virginia University in 1982 and has been the President of EPAC, LLC for the past 9 years, providing strategic and technical consulting services to many Department of Defense companies. From 2011 to 2013, he was President of Chemring Ordnance (now Nammo Perry) in Perry, FL leading his team in the development and production of defense products to support our warfighters. In 2011, he retired from ATK (now, Northrop Grumman) as the VP & GM of the Tactical Propulsion & Controls Division located in Rocket Center, West Virginia. He joined Hercules (now Northrop Grumman) at Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) in March 1983, and worked 22 years in the Engineering and Programs departments prior to being transferred to ATK’s Elkton, Maryland facility in 2005. During the first 14 years, he was a project engineer on both solid rocket and hypersonic propulsion systems. In 1997 he became the Program Manager for Air-to-Air propulsion systems, notably, AIM-9X & AIM-9M Sidewinder, AMRAAM and MK58 Sparrow. Prior to being transferred to Elkton, he was Director of Tactical and Composite Programs. In April 2007, Keith was promoted to the VP & GM position at ABL and was the first Mineral County native named to head the ABL facility. In 2009, he was inducted into the MAE Academy of Distinguished Alumni. Keith and his wife Teresa live in New Creek, West Virginia and have two children. Their son, Stephen, is a Doctor of Internal Medicine in Wilmington, NC and their daughter, Amanda, is an addiction counselor at UPMC Western Maryland in Cumberland, MD. Kieth and his wife are the proud grandparents of Aleigha, Kaiden and Wyndal.