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Marquis Who's Who Honors Keith R. Curtiss for Expertise in Aviation

Keith R. Curtiss recognized for more than 35 years in aviation, including playing a role in the development of cutting-edge aircraft

His tenure at Boeing and Northrop Grumman saw him play crucial roles in the development of the AH-64 Apache helicopter, the B-1 bomber, the B-2 stealth bomber, and the C-17 transport aircraft.

    CYPRESS, TX, June 10, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Keith R. Curtiss has been recognized for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. Curtiss is a distinguished figure in the field of military aviation program planning, having dedicated over three decades to his profession. His expertise and commitment have been instrumental in the development and delivery of some of the most advanced aircraft in the United States military arsenal. Mr. Curtiss retired as a master program planner from Boeing, where he was pivotal in scheduling hardware deliveries for military aircraft production lines. His tenure at Boeing and Northrop Grumman saw him play crucial roles in the development of the AH-64 Apache helicopter, the B-1 bomber, the B-2 stealth bomber, and the C-17 transport aircraft. These contributions stand out as Mr. Curtiss' most notable achievements, showcasing his significant impact on military aviation.

Before retiring, Mr. Curtiss served as a program master scheduler at Boeing for 12 years, where his strategic foresight and meticulous planning ensured timely production schedules across several key projects. Prior to this role, he was a master program planner specialist at Northrop Grumman, contributing to groundbreaking advancements in stealth and bomber technology. Mr. Curtiss' career began with an unexpected opportunity at Hughes Helicopters that led him from delivering mail to becoming a procurement representative and eventually a buyer, setting the stage for his future successes.

Mr. Curtiss' journey into his profession was influenced by his academic background and innate abilities to work well with others and solve problems effectively. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Pepperdine University in 1977. During his time at Pepperdine University, Mr. Curtiss also served as the general manager of the campus radio station, KMBU, honing his leadership and communication skills.

Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Curtiss is actively involved in civic organizations that reflect his personal values and interests. He is a member of Houston's First Baptist Church and was part of the Jesus People group in the 1970s, indicating his commitment to community and faith-based initiatives. Mr. Curtiss' excellence has been recognized through various performance awards and being named communications student of the quarter in 1977.

In his personal life, Mr. Curtiss enjoys engaging in activities that enrich his spirit and connect him with others. He is passionate about playing drums, doing photography—especially focusing on railroad trains—traveling, connecting with friends, walking, and studying the Bible. Mr. Curtiss' recent decision to relocate to Houston was motivated by a desire to be closer to family after spending significant time in Los Angeles. This move reflects his values of family and community, underscoring the importance of personal connections in his life.

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