Brace is a mechanical engineer who has worked in the aerospace and fuel cell industries for over 24 years. He is a Principal Engineer at Pratt and Whitney where he leads teams in the design and fabrication of engine test equipment. He has extensive experience in mechanical design, CAD modeling, structural analysis, fluid system analysis, instrumentation, metal fabrication, and safety engineering.
His greatest recreational interest is the design and making of a wide variety of things, both functional and artistic. In his home shop he practices woodworking, blacksmithing, metal working, and hobby electronics. He also enjoys the outdoors, especially at the state and local parks in eastern Connecticut. Brace likes kayaking and camping, having spent his youth in Boy Scouts. He is also an avid motorcycle enthusiast.
Brace is a strong believer in volunteerism, and has participated in FIRST with Hartford Public High School and Engineers Without Borders. He is excited to be part of the IMO initiative.
Brace has Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.