LeAnn Ridgeway is vice president and general manager of Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. Ridgeway is responsible for the company’s simulation and training business that includes technical publications, re-hosted avionics, computer and desktop training, training devices and visual systems.
Previously, Ridgeway served as vice president and managing director, Americas for Rockwell Collins, where she was responsible for leading business development for the company’s service operations in North and South America. In addition, she was responsible for operations, facilities and business development of commercial and government products in the Americas, with the exception of the United States.
Ridgeway also served as senior director, Engineering Services for Rockwell Collins, leading a global network of 400 Rockwell Collins field service engineers providing complete life cycle service and support for installations, operations, maintenance, upgrades, and repairs. This included running the Network Operations Center (NOC), providing 24/7 technical support, network monitoring, data capture, trend analysis and help desk services. Additionally, she led the company’s Integrated Logistics Support Organization which provides total cost of ownership (TCO) engineering, obsolescence management, depot operations, provisioning, logistics and information assurance management. She joined Rockwell Collins in 1988 and has held various positions of increasing responsibility.
A native of Anamosa, Iowa, Ridgeway earned her bachelor's degree in Business and Economics from Mt. Mercy College. She earned her master of business administration degree from St. Ambrose University.
Ridgeway is currently a member of the National Training and Simulation Association, the National Defense Industrial Association, Women in Defense, Washington, D.C. Chapter, and is the Enterprise Chair for the Women’s Forum at Rockwell Collins. She has previously served on the American Red Cross of Eastern Iowa Board, the Anamosa Foundation and School Board, Anamosa Legislative Action Committee, Jones County Empowerment Board, Jones County Executive Board, and the Wapsipinicon Country Club.