Randy Nolin is the Vice President of Engineering for Ace Aeronautics. His responsibilities include design, analysis, testing, certification, and configuration management of all Ace Aero engineering efforts. He also supplements the company’s business development unit and serves as a company test pilot.
Randy was born and raised in Enterprise, Alabama. After high school, he entered service in the Alabama Army National Guard and, over the next 32 years, served in multiple command and staff positions at various levels in the Guard, Reserves, and on Active Duty. He is a Master Army Aviator and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Randy retired from the Army in 2017. He is qualified in the OH-58A/C, OH-6A, UH-1H/V, and UH 60A/L/M helicopters. Over the years, he has flown more than 35 aircraft models.
Randy is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Aerospace Engineering and also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, Class 116. He is a former FAA certification engineer and had 18 years of civilian service with the U.S. Army Redstone Test Center (and the former U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center), where his positions included Flight Test Engineer, Assistant Division Chief, Division Chief, and Chief Engineer.
Randy currently resides in Guntersville, Alabama with his wife Toni. They have three grown children. Randy enjoys golf, fishing, hunting, and flying his small personal airplane.