Innovations in Advanced Components

Message From The President


Welcome to our website and thank you for visiting and learning about our company’s latest work and depth of capability we have here at Padden Design Engineering.

I formed Padden Design Engineering to build a company with the ability to develop innovative technologies and provide aerospace manufacturers with quality engineering services. To achieve this I assembled a talent rich group of young and experienced engineers and provided them with a state of the art environment and resources to learn and grow.

At PDE we believe in the continuous improvement of our personnel and infrastructure. We have made significant investments in our design center including an enterprise level IT platform including our main design tool CATIA V5 and our ongoing training programs. Successful products begin with putting state of the art tools in the hands of highly trained engineers governed by experienced leadership and sound engineering principles.

Over my 35 plus year career as an aerospace design engineer and manager I have developed a design methodology and lessons learned that have been incorporated into our standard work procedures here at PDE.   Our philosophy is to instill a creative and collaborative culture that passes crucial engineering knowledge down through our staff and allows them and our customers to benefit from the past successful commercial and military programs that I have been fortunate to be involved in over the years. I can’t emphasize enough the importance of our generation passing on the knowledge and experience which put us on the moon and helped our country to grow its technology to what it is today.  

I am proud of our company’s past achievements including the recent patent award of the Composite-Metal Hybrid (CMH) Thrust Link for applications on commercial jet turbofan engine mounts and our recent work on the CH-53K, A320Neo and F-35 programs. We have been able to provide rapid responses to our customer’s needs that can only come from a small core group of highly skilled engineers.

Padden Design Engineering has grown in the past several years to support a diverse range of manufacturers and industries with design innovation and quality engineering services. I am thankful for the people who continue to serve and support our company and our local community here in Stuart FL. I look forward to our future growth and continuing the exceptional work our customers have come to know and expect.


Warmest Regards,

Vincent Padden Signature

Vincent Padden
President & CEO