Harold G. Tiedeman Jr. was named a Rockwell Collins Fellow in 2014. In this role, Mr. Tiedeman — who works in Common Platform Software within the company’s Government Systems business — is an architect for the Next Generation Display and Mission Computer new development programs. He also serves as architect for many of Government Systems’ strategic new business pursuits. Mr. Tiedeman joined the company in 1987 and has held a number of leadership roles throughout his tenure. He spent several years as a systems engineer working on many rotorcraft avionics programs. Mr. Tiedeman was the chief architect for the development and fielding of the Rockwell Collins Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) cockpit, which is the most capable avionics system Rockwell Collins has developed to date. He is a member of the Avionics and Systems Committee of the American Helicopter Society, as well as the VITA Standards Organization. He is the recipient of the American Helicopter Society (AHS) Howard Hughes award in recognition of an outstanding improvement in fundamental helicopter technology as a team member of a multi-industry and government team. He is also a session chair for the Digital Avionics Systems Conference, IMA tract. Mr. Tiedeman has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.