Helicon Chemical Brings on Senior Government Executive and Leading Scientist in Advisor Role

Scott O’Neil brings decades of research, development and acquisition experience to the Florida based propellant company

Helicon Chemical is delighted to announce that Mr Scott O’Neil will join the team as its Senior Propellant Advisor.

O’Neil is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Small Missile Company, LLC and is the the Executive Director of the Indian Wells Valley Economic Development Corporation. In January 2016, O’Neil retired from the U.S. Government civilian service in January 2016 after working for the Navy for 43 years as one of the nation’s leaders in the field of conventional propellants. 

For the decade prior to his retirement, He served as Executive Director and Director for Research and Engineering of the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) at China Lake–the center responsible for research, development, acquisition support, test, evaluation, and in-service engineering for naval weapon systems. 

“We are very excited to welcome Scott to the Helicon Chemical team. His leadership and four decades of test and evaluation experience will help our company grow to quickly meet the demands of our government and commercial partners. It is not often that you get the chanc to add a teammate and advisor with such an ideal combination of experience and passion. We look forward to working with Scott to help move forward on these exciting new capabilities for our warfigheters.” –Dr Wes Naylor, CEO Helicon Chemical

Helicon Chemical is developing drop-in-ready, upgraded propellant binder that will improve the performance of missiles, rockets, aerospace propulsion systems and munitions for government and commercial customers. Helicon’s patented technology allows for the rapid modernization of current armaments and future hypersonic weapons programs — aligning with one of the DoD’s top R&D priorities for 2022. The binder will help increase speed, lift and overall mission effectiveness of propulsion systems.

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