Executive Team

Terence J. Sharp

Terence J. Sharp
President, GE Honda Aero Engines, LLC.

Terry joined GE Aircraft Engines in 1981. Initially he worked on military programs and became manager of F101/B1B controls systems. Since that time, he has held various leadership roles in commercial engines, control and reverser components design for CF6, CFM and GE36 models. Terry led development, design and certification for the original GE90 control components.

He relocated to Hong Kong, then Tokyo in marketing and sales leadership roles for Marine & Industrial aeroderivative products. He returned to Cincinnati to become the GE On Wing Support global sales leader, followed by a Six Sigma master black belt role in marketing. He held product marketing manager/leader positions, responsible for CF34 Bombardier programs, launch of the GEnx and leader for Boeing widebody products (777 & 747-8). Most recently, Terry served as the Marketing General Manager for commercial aircraft programs located in Shanghai. In this role, he assisted with the launch of the GE AVIC Avionics JV and first application on the COMAC C919 along with developing several new engine and systems platform opportunities.

Born in Cambridge, England, Terry received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Oregon State University and a Master of Science in Applied Mechanics from the University of Cincinnati.


Masahiko Izumi

Masahiko Izumi
Executive Vice President of GE Honda Aero Engines

Masahiko has been involved with Honda's study of aircraft engines since the late 1980s. He began his career studying Honda's early concept aircraft engine, whose specifications went on to become the foundation of Honda's aircraft engine business. He has served as a leader of several Honda R&D studies such as, design and testing of axial flow compressors, ultra compact generator design, and turbine and engine performance. In 1995, he led the company's first flight test of a Honda designed gas turbine engine. Masahiko continued his study and testing of compressors and turbines, and successfully completed the aerodynamic and turbo machinery design and performance validation of the HF118 engine, the predecessor of the HF120.

He is one of the core members at Honda who endeavored to establish Honda's Aircraft Engine Development Center in 2004. Since the time GE Honda Aero Engines was established, he has been devotedly supporting the joint venture as a member of the management team at Honda's Aircraft Engine Development Center in Japan.

A native of Toyama, Japan, Masahiko received his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Tohoku University in Japan.


Daniel J. Harris

Daniel J. Harris
HF120 Program Manager, GE Honda Aero Engines

Dan joined GE Aircraft Engines in 1984 as a program engineer in Lynn and held various engineering roles on the CT7 and F404 programs. He relocated to Evendale in 1990 and worked compressor and fan design on the large military F120 team and on the GE90 composite fan development team. He spent several years in Advanced Mechanical Design leading turbine integration for the NASA HSCT engine and developing an advanced technology F414 HPT blade.

In 2000, he became the GE90-115B HPT module leader and led the hot section team through certification and EIS on the 777-300ER aircraft. He was selected to become the engineering leader of the CF34-10A NPI program, directing that team from Tollgate 6 through CFR33 engine certification and flight test on the ARJ21 regional jet in China. Dan holds four patents.

Dan received a bachelor of science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and a masters of science in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University. He is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.


Daisuke Suzuki

Daisuke Suzuki
Business Program Manager for GE Honda Aero Engines and Manager of Business Operations for Honda Aero, Inc

Daisuke joined Honda Aero, Inc., an aero-engine subsidiary of Honda Motor, in 2007 after having spent 3 years at Aero Engine Business Office, a division of Honda Motor in Japan, as a start up member of Honda's new business in charge of business development and planning. Before being named to his current position, he was the manager of Finance and Administration at Honda Aero, Inc's headquarters in Burlington, NC. His responsibilities included financial management, business planning, HR planning, and legal/administration tasks. He was also involved in product planning and sales for Honda's genuine accessory business in automobile and motorcycle before joining the aero-engine business, and has been assigned to Belgium in Europe with this role.

Daisuke received his Bachelor degree in Commerce from Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan, and his Master of Business Administration from San Diego State University in San Diego, CA.


Mel Solomon

Menelik (Mel) Solomon
Manager, Marketing for GE Honda Aero Engines

Mel is a veteran in business aircraft market research and analysis. He currently leads key campaigns with airframe OEMs, conducts market analysis, and provides strategic guidance on business development for GE Honda Aero Engines. Prior to joining GE Honda, Mel was with Bombardier Aerospace for over 10 years in various positions. He was involved in hydro-mechanical systems design on the Dash 8 Regional Turboprop product line, in continued airworthiness management of the Challenger and CRJ-200 fleet of aircraft, and more recently as an Associate Product Planning Manager for the Business Aircraft division of Bombardier Aerospace playing key roles in the launch of the Learjet 60XR.

Mel holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada and an Master of Business Administration in Strategic Management from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.


Etsuo Noda

Etsuo Noda
GE Honda Aero Engines Chief Engineer for Honda

Etsuo began his career as an automobile engine designer, spending three years at Honda R&D establishing variable turbocharger design methodology. In 1986, Etsuo joined Honda R&D Fundamental Research Center as a Gas Turbine Design Engineer. Over the next 18 years, he made significant contributions in turbofan engine design and development as part of Honda's first jet engine program. During this time, Etsuo attained roles of increasing responsibility including lead engine designer, mechanical design team lead, and turbofan project lead. His involvement was instrumental in the development of the HF120 turbofan engine and achievement of first flight of the HondaJet.

Etsudo received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan in 1983.


Mark Habedank

Mark S. Habedank
Manager of GE Honda Aero Engines Systems Engineering

Mark joined GE Aircraft Engines as a co-op in 1984, working in Instrumentation Engineering as well as Design Engineering until he graduated in 1988 and joined GE Aircraft Engines as a permanent employee.

He worked as a design engineer for the next 16 years with increasing roles of responsibility, primarily in Rotor Design where he led the GE90-115B Rotating Parts team through design, test and certification. He joined the GE90 Systems Engineering team in 2004 as the Hot Section Manager, eventually growing into the GE90-115B Model Leader role. For the past two years, he has served as the GE Passport 20 Systems Design Integration Manager, leading the overall design and execution of the Integrated Propulsion System. He was named the Engineering Leader for the HF120 engine program in 2012. He is a member of the Rotor and Turbine Design Boards and is a certified black belt.

Mark was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, and received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.