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CFD Research Promotes Steve Cayson to Chief Operating Officer

CFD Research Promotes Steve Cayson to Chief Operating Officer

CFD Research has announced the promotion of Steve Cayson to Chief Operating Officer from his previous role as Vice-President.  In this new role, Cayson is tasked with developing the infrastructure and strategies required to position the company for continued growth and supporting the company’s mission to deliver breakthrough solutions and expert service offerings.  He will ensure capabilities and internal structures support new customer sets, while building on our heritage of transitioning technologies from the laboratory into the hands of our customers and other stakeholders.

Cayson’s new role is focused on positioning CFD Research to provide services and innovative technologies to a larger customer set. CFD Research was recently awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement for the Army Contracting Command-Redstone (ACC-R) Expedited Professional and Engineering Support Services (EXPRESS) Program as a small business prime in the Technical Domain.  The opportunity to participate as an EXPRESS prime represents a milestone achievement for CFD Research and a new avenue to bring our innovation directly to the warfighter.

“As CFD Research continues to grow and win opportunities like EXPRESS, the need for a forward-thinking COO with Steve’s reputation and experience is crucial to accelerating our growth,” CFD Research President/CEO, Sameer Singhal said.

Cayson, a native of Tupelo, MS, has degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University and University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has over thirty years of experience in technology development, program management, and system engineering roles for the United States Army and commercial businesses in the high-technology aerospace and defense industry. He joined CFD Research in 2015 as Vice President of the Federal Services Division and led a 400% increase in the services portfolio. 

Cayson served twenty-five years in the Department of the Army at the Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) and the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC) on Redstone Arsenal, Alabama where he was presented with the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award. He was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow for the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University and has completed executive and management coursework at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Columbia University Business School.

“I am excited and thankful for the opportunity to serve in this new leadership role for CFD Research. The future is bright for our company and I’m looking forward to working with our operations team, engineers, and scientists to build on the growth we have experienced,” Cayson said.

About CFD Research Corporation: Since its inception in 1987, CFD Research has worked with government agencies, businesses and academia to provide innovative solutions within the Aerospace & Defense, Biomedical & Life Sciences, and Energy & Materials industries. Over the years CFD Research has earned multiple national awards for successful application and commercialization of innovative component/system technology prototypes, multi-physics simulation software, multi-disciplinary analyses, and expert support services. CFD Research is an ISO9001:AS9100 registered company and is appraised at CMMI Level II for services. Learn more at

Richard Thoms
Manger, Technology Partnerships // 256.726.4810

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