Charles May


Charles D. May is the founder of MASS Systems, a designer and manufacturer of aircraft safety equipment, primarily commercial aircraft fire and suppression systems. He grew the company from 3 employees to 50, with $50 million in revenues.

Prior to MASS Systems, Mr. May held executive positions with Goulton Division of Fleet Aerospace Corp, Systems Capital Tech focused on specialized cryogenics, Purolator’s Aerospace Dvision and Garrett’s Airsupply Division, and AiResearch Manufacturing Division Energy Services.

Mr. May is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautic Society, a member of AIAA and SAE and served as National Executive Secretary for the Cryogenic Society of America.

He holds a BS in Engineering from Purdue University and MBA from Pepperdine University.