about Glenn

Glenn Liston, Director - Hypersonic Programs, joined Aerospace Business Development Associates, Inc. in the Summer 2019. Glenn brings us almost 40 years of experience with high speed and hypersonic technologies and systems.   He understands the current trends in DoD acquisition, including the latest changes in the Small Business Innovative Research sector.

Glenn developed his expertise in ramjet and scramjet propulsion for missiles and for larger systems, including the National Aero Space Plane Program.  Building upon his hypersonic propulsion background, Glenn established the solution space for some of today’s most exciting system development programs.  He conceived and advocated some of the most significant flight systems (X-51A Scramjet Engine Demonstration, High Speed ARM Demonstration) and technology development programs (HyTech, Robust Scramjet, Advanced Tactical Booster Technology). 

Glenn’s experience with the Air Force Research Laboratory and DoD partners at Wright-Patterson AFB, Eglin AFB, Edwards AFB, Arnold AFB, NAWC China Lake, and in Washington DC will help each ABDA client maximize their return on investment.  He will help ABDA’s clients develop business plans and  investment strategies that are highly responsive to emerging DoD and NASA requirements.  Glenn will guide our clients as they develop and market their innovative solutions to complex problems, and he will help our clients make timely, informed decisions.

Glenn holds a BSc in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University and an MSc in Management Science from the University of Dayton.

Phone 937-672-9891
Email Glenn.Liston@abdainc.com


  • MS  University of Dayton

  • BS  Purdue University


  • Acquisition Professional

    • Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering Systems Engineering, Level III

    • Science and Technology Management, Level III


  • Air Force Association (AFA)

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

  • Joint Army Navy NASA Air Force (JANNAF) Airbreathing Propulsion Subcommittee