Denny Behm is a Principal of AVP and is engaged in the search, identification and qualification, of companies and technologies consistent with AVP’s Technology Roadmaps. Denny is also responsible for assisting portfolio companies in transitioning their products to the defense industry and other Federal organizations. Denny had previously served in the aerospace industry for over 35 years in executive positions at several aerospace companies and as a test pilot. At Lockheed Martin Western Development Labs, Denny was responsible for development and deployment of classified satellite ground communication systems, reconnaissance systems, and other sophisticated communication systems. Prior to that, at McDonnell Douglas Denny served in a variety of executive roles including management of corporate wide training systems and product support for McDonnell Douglas fighter aircraft programs, program management for a classified aircraft program, and various marketing roles. Denny also served as a test pilot for F-4, F-15 and F-18 fighter programs. Prior to McDonnell Douglas, Denny served in the US Navy as a carrier- based fighter pilot.
Denny no longer constantly “feels the need for speed” but he does enjoy riding his motorcycle in Northern California. For real excitement, he relaxes with his wife, children and grandchildren, and provides the AVP team with tips on everything from basic automotive mechanics to assembling complex children’s toys.
In April 1912, Denny's grandfather was immigrating to the United States and arrived in Southampton, England to embark on his journey. As an immigrant laborer with no money, his choice among ships was limited and he would certain be on the "lowest" deck for the voyage. He had only two choices of ships to board. One was the Titanic. He chose the other.