11.02.19 | Leonard McCreary
Leonard is the Founder, President, and CEO of Figure Engineering, located on the flight line at Ft. Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia. Figure was born in 2005 in a one-bedroom apartment as a manufacturer of aftermarket car parts. Today, Figure develops technology for the Department of Defense. Figure's Industry 4.0 technologies are used by the US Air Force to sustain weapon system readiness for aircraft including the F-16, A-10, C-130, and ground equipment including missile transporters, bomb lifts, and high-output generators at the Ogden Air Logistics Complex.
Figure's beginning in automotive parts soon expanded into a job shop for specialty metal finishing applications, branded Figure Finishing™, which offered unparalleled quality in powder, ceramic, and liquid coatings, precision grinding, etc. Figure Finishing™ quickly became known within motorsports enthusiast communities as one of the premier metal finishers in the US. Figure Finishing™ and has won multiple awards.
Figure expanded further into complex and high-speed machining of aftermarket Harley-Davidson parts under the brand Figure Machine™. The company made innovative hard parts and engine covers featuring clear windows to view the motor's inner workings. Figure's Vision™ line won the AMD Hot 100 award from American Motorcycle Dealers for top products.
Leonard graduated from the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Leadership. He was in the Regimental Band and Ranger Company, and a key member on the highly competitive Formula SAE team. Leonard lives at the base of the iconic Flatirons in Boulder, CO with his wife, Heather, and their two daughters, Maple and Aspen (M&A).