Digital Marketing Advisory Council Member Profile
Director of Marketing and Customer Relations
Areas of Expertise
Understanding Customer Experience
Gail Gruener is a diversely talented leader who excels in multi-million dollar Project Management, New Product Launch, Process Development, and Business Strategy across Aerospace and Automotive Industries.
She is currently the Director of Marketing and Customer Relations for Moeller Aerospace, which specializes in the manufacture of precision machined components for gas turbine aircraft engines, space programs, and power-generation industries. In her role, she is leading the ground-up development and execution of strategic day-to-day functions designed to capitalize on market opportunities and generate demand. In her previous role as Director of Program Management for Moeller Aerospace, she established Program Management processes and structure to facilitate management of multi-million dollar projects.
Early in her career she had the unique opportunity of working for NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas as a Space Shuttle Flight Controller where she was selected as Lead Flight Controller for five missions. Since then, she worked for Boeing as an Engineering Investigations Coordinator and Project Engineer for the V-22 Osprey Tilt-Rotor Aircraft - a $67M product delivered to the US Marine Corps and US Air Force.
Her background also includes the planning, development, and execution of multiple new model launches for Ford Motor Company, including the 2015 Independent Rear Suspension Mustang Axle, the 2016 Super Duty Truck, the 2017 F-150 truck with all-new Powertrain, and the 2018 first ever Diesel F-150 truck.
Gail supports her career with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. She attributes her success to developing, supporting, and collaborating with strong teams of engineers and other professionals.