John Geriguis | SPE
Medical Plastics Virtual Symposium 2021

John Geriguis

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John Geriguis, Joby Aviation
John Geriguis
Advanced Development Lead
Joby Aviation
Economy of Scale
  • Joby Background
  • UAM Key Factors
  • eVTOL Performance Requirements
  • Reduce Materials Cost
  • Reduce Tech Labor
  • Toyota Background
  • Automotive Key Factors
  • Process Enhancements on Plastic Body Structure Applications
  • Volume vs Cost
  • Needs From Industry
About the Speaker


Executing innovative advanced methods and materials to expand current engineering, processes, product development and management boundaries to provide an asymmetric advantage.

  • Joby Aviation 5/19 – present
    Advanced Development Lead, executing the development, design for manufacturing, testing, and certifying of Electric Urban Transport VTOL.
  • General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Advanced Aircraft Engineering 10/02 – 5/19
    Advanced Product Development Manager/Innovation Leader, executing new designs, development, and testing of Predator B, Gray Eagle, and Avenger UAS.
  • C&D Aerospace (Safran) 10/91 - 10/01
    Corporate Technical Development /New Business Development. Execution and development, testing, fine-tuning and introducing new processes for composites and plastics.
  • Rohr Industries (UTC) 3/87 - 10/91
    Design/Liaison Engineer


  • Granted two United States Patents, “Low Power Anti-Ice System”, using Piezo MFC actuators.
  • Granted patent “Systems and Methods For Tool-less Manufacturing Methods Thermoplastic Parts” using continuous fibers.
  • Patent pending for “Transformational Intelligence,” Structural Health Monitoring for Condition Based Maintenance CBM.
  • Patent pending for “Directed Energy Hardening,” using ceramic fibers along with inorganic matrix.
  • Patent pending for “Morphing Prop” using Piezo MFC actuators.


“Part Qualification Methodology for Composite Aircraft Components Using Acoustic Emission Monitoring” in Applied Sciences. 2018


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 12/86

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