Lynne Halpin is a founding member of Aerospace Structural Research Corp
Ms Halpin began her engineering career at Techmire Precision Components in Milton, VT (Zinc Die Cast) as a quality inspector. In 1985, Lynne moved to Connecticut to work on the M1A1 Army Tank Gas Turbine Engine (AGT1500) for Avco Lycoming in Stratford as a Project Engineer and a Quality Engineer. In both roles she was a liaison between various engineering departments, technicians, suppliers, inspectors, machinists, MRB, purchasing and upper management.
While on family leave, Lynne studied Accounting at Southern Connecticut State University and tax prep at H&R Block. She needed a flexible work schedule so enjoyed meeting the townspeople as a grocery cashier and working seasonally as a tax preparer. In addition, Lynne worked as a high school soccer official and volunteered for many positions including PTA Council President, Board of Education member, youth sports coach and referee assigner.
At ASRs founding, Lynne took on the Financial and Administrative Roles as the corporate Vice President and then Treasurer, ensuring that all corporate, accounting and tax documents were filed and in order, which allowed the other owners to focus on client needs. As ASR grew, so did her responsibilities. Lynne personally took responsibility for everything non-engineering, including computer network setup, maintenance and repairs, taxes, client agreements, human resources (benefits, insurance, payroll). Lynne especially enjoyed the variety of roles that owning a mature engineering consultancy provided. Lynne believes in the value of personal connection and strived to keep that connection a part of ASRs core engineering service.
Lynne recently transferred her interest in ASR to Mike Costen so she can pursue other opportunities.
Lynne says, "Co-Founding, growing and maintaining ASR has offered an amazing opportunity to create a flexible and relaxed place to work for our staff. It is rare to find a flexible work situation for mechanical engineers where they are technically challenged and offer valuable services directly to tier one through three clients. I have enjoyed the people and challenges at ASR. I especially appreciate my officemate Nanci Redmond for her patience, intellect and love. It was a pleasure and my honor to be a part of building Aerospace Structural Research Corp for the past twenty-three years."
- UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Burlington, VT
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, 1985
- In 1981, Ms Halpin was the first woman and youngest soccer official in Vermont. She was a member of the Greater Vermont Soccer Officials Association while she studied engineering at UVM. Lynne currently officiates with the Greater New Haven Soccer Officials Association, Connecticut Soccer Referee Program and the Connecticut Womens Lacrosse Officials Association.
- Lynne encourages women and people to take on roles where they are under-represented.