Bill Austin is a leader who has turned his dreams into reality. In January 1996, Bill launched Bill Austin & Associates, Inc., specializing in system engineering and assimilation of information in systems in manufacturing companies. For over two decades Bill has built a solid foundation of business partners by helping them bridge the gaps wherever there was a need. His keen eye for selecting and developing talent has allowed him to acquire experienced staff and expertise to provide solutions to complex engineering problems.
Bill’s experience includes 7 years with the U. S. Navy as a project manager on the Trident Missile Fire Control System. During his 14 years in engineering and management at a commercial heavy equipment manufacturer, Bill led efforts in designing controls, information systems, diagnostics/OBD, and support systems for mobile electronics. These efforts resulted in the industry’s first regulated-product software delivery systems, as well as one of the first industrialized portable computers.
Affiliated with SAE since 1982, Bill helped create the first environmental and data link standards for mobile, heavy equipment. He has also published papers that covered topics varying from sensor development to the maintenance of electronics for heavy-duty vehicles. This includes serving ten years as chairman and session organizer for SAE conferences which focused on system engineering and its use within the heavy-duty vehicle industry. He has also held various roles in IEEE and INCOSE including helping found the INCOSE Crossroads of America chapter as the first president.
Bill Austin holds a BSEE degree from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology...go Fighting Engineers- the No. 1 ranked engineering undergrad school in the US.
Jennifer joined BAA in 2010. She began her career at Allison Gas Turbine as a test engineer where her duties included developing instructions and directing build and test for experimental design verification, certification, and qualification validation of gas turbine engines.
Much of her focus with BAA has been on the translation of regulatory requirements and the delivery of those requirements through PLM tools such as Teamcenter and Integrity. She has also been called on heavily for her project management skills which have been used to drive many projects forward for BAA. She manages employees along with customer relationships for BAA. Most recently she has turned her attention toward business development and serving on the BAA management team.
BSME GMI Engineering and Management Institute.
Candi Sexton has been with BAA for four years, and currently serves as the Director of Human Resources. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight of a variety of shared service functions including Human Resources, Recruiting/Technical Staffing, Finance, and IT. Candi has over twenty years of experience in Human Resources in both the public and private sector, with more than fifteen of those in management and leadership roles.
Candi holds degrees in both Criminology and Political Science.
Amy Liimatta joined BAA in 2020 after a 25-year career at Cummins in the Service Function. During her time at Cummins, Amy worked in Service Engineering as a field test and product support engineer, functional excellence leader, and held roles in project management and chiefs of staff.
At BAA, Amy is the leader of Sales and Marketing. She is currently working to expand BAA into a broader marketplace and has introduced CRM tools to better serve our customers. As a Six Sigma Blackbelt, Amy brings her knowledge of process improvement to the BAA team. In addition to sales and marketing, her work has helped manage several areas of business including project work and recruiting efforts.
Amy received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from University of Louisville.
Carley Densford joined BAA in 2021. Before pursuing opportunities in business, she held a career in education as an English teacher. In her current role as Executive Assistant, she is responsible for supporting the CEO and management team, overseeing communications, and aiding in business strategies and development.
Carley received her BS in Secondary Education from Indiana University.
Barb Kubisch joined BAA in 2018. Her career began at Dow Chemical Company where she worked in Research and Development on polystyrene and other thermoplastics, including pilot plant process development/production work, the characterization and evaluation of experimental products, and as technical support for production plants and new product start-ups.
Barb’s primary focus at BAA has been on the importation of regulatory text into PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager. That work has grown to include supporting translation efforts on both European Union and EPA regulations and to involve managing projects to translate, to facilitate the formal approval of translations and to publish those translations in Integrity. In addition, Barb also manages customer relationships and employees for projects outside of regulatory requirements.
BS in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological Institute.
Bill brings diverse business and engineering experiences to BAA. After audio engineering financed his graduate school, he joined Cummins Engine Company then transitioned into Cummins Electronics. His work ranged from advanced driveline and engine control team leader, program management, external business development, to product management and planning. He moved to Pi Research USA as their General Manager, a company that provided services and data acquisition systems and control electronics for motor racing markets including NASCAR and Indycar. Additionally they developed engine and powertrain control products for US based commercial customers. Eventually, Bill heeded a calling as President for a non-profit aviation membership association and continued on their board of directors after his tenure while he formed his own company continuing to consult in the governmental relations and regulatory affairs. His business provided other engineering services including developing and producing submersible remote operated robotic inspection systems for water storage facilities.
Bill has a BSEE and MBA from the University of Illinois. He has published with the Society of Automotive Engineers and authored over 50 aviation journal articles and a hang gliding instructional text book. Bill joined his old Cummins friend Bill Austin in 2009 and currently handles regulatory requirements, engineering and business development at BAA.
Chuck Goode joined BAA in February of 2020. He previously had his career at Cummins Inc. for nearly 40 years until he retired at the beginning of 2020. At Cummins, he carried several projects starting with service engineering, moving on to engine installation and application engineering, OEM engineering and customer support.
Chuck’s work at BAA is to develop on-going projects within Cummins and other companies where BAA adds value by fulfilling necessary projects to complete their goals.
Chuck's engineering degree was Agricultural Engineering from University of Illinois.