USA

AKKA US, a leader in engineering and technologies consulting

As an international engineering and technologies consulting group, AKKA is at the forefront of the digital and connected world, accelerating innovation for the world’s largest industrial groups. We support our clients globally throughout the entire life cycle of their products.

Our global portfolio and centers of excellence provide US clients with expertise that encompasses the entire technological product environment, as well as system integration skills. As the largest aerospace market, the United States is the third pillar of AKKA’s international expansion alongside France and Germany.

Passionate about technologies, we continuously promote innovative concepts to our clients. With the support of our subsidiary PDS Tech. Inc. (PDS Tech), AKKA offers a unique recruiting capacity close to major innovation hubs and major US industrial groups.

Areas of expertise

The AKKA Group supports the US operations of its global client portfolio and has developed a prestigious US client base, spanning major OEMs and industry players with a focus on aerospace and automotive throughout the complete product development process that relies on 7 areas of expertise:

  • System engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Process engineering
  • Support engineering
  • Embedded software and electronics
  • Digital solutions
  • Consulting

 

In the US, AKKA supports its clients with these expertise in the following sectors:

Our markets

Aero-760

— Aerospace

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— Automotive

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— Life Sciences

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— Energy

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AKKA and PDS Tech – An Innovation Powerhouse for the US Industry

AKKA and PDS Tech – An Innovation Powerhouse for the US Industry

With PDS Tech’s unique recruiting capacity, AKKA enhances its talent base in North America. The acquisition of PDS Tech allows AKKA to

  • Service a globally operating industrial customer base in the US, with a focus on the aerospace sector.
  • Combine its established expertise in high value-added solutions with the tremendous recruiting capacity of PDS Tech across the entire US territory to accompany the growth of the market.
  • Strengthen its capacity to support European customers in the US market.

 

To find out about our job opportunities at PDS Tech, please click here

Key dates

— 1977

Creation of PDS Tech Inc.

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— 2012

MBTech was acquired by AKKA

— 2018

PDS Tech was acquired by AKKA

Key Figures

Million Euros

302,7

2018 Revenues in €M

FY 2018 / 2017

+15%

Organic growth

2’600

talents

Join us to accelerate your career!

AKKA North America Board of Directors

— Cash Nickerson

Steven “Cash” Nickerson is the President and CFO of PDS Tech, Inc., a position he has held for fifteen years. Cash Nickerson has held a variety of legal and executive positions in his 30-year career. He served as an attorney and marketing director at Union Pacific Railroad, an associate and then partner at Jenner & Block, one of five largest law firms in Chicago, and President and CEO of an internet company operating in the digital economy that he took public through a reverse merger. He now joins the AKKA Group as Chairman of AKKA North America’s Business Unit.

— Michael Foley

Michael Foley is the Corporate Secretary of and Head of Legal for PDS Tech, Inc., which he joined as a Staff Attorney in 2011. After graduating with honors from Michigan State University’s James Madison College, Mr. Foley obtained a Juris Doctor and MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He joins the AKKA Group as the Head of Legal of the AKKA Group’s North America Business Unit.

— Sid Ashworth

Ms. Sid Ashworth recently retired as the Vice President of Government Relations for Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global leader in security. In this role, she was responsible for providing effective management, coordination and support to the company's relationships with the United States Government. She has also been a member of the Northrop Grumman Corporate Policy Council.

— General John F. Campbell

General John F. Campbell took office as Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army on March 8, 2013. The Son of a senior American Air Force sergeant, General Campbell grew up in military bases around the world before attending the US Military Academy at West Point, New York. He graduated in 1979 with a commission in the infantry division.

— Lieutenant-General Bob Durbin

Lieutenant-General (Retired) Bob Durbin is the Chief Operating Officer of the Aerospace Industries Association, the most influential American trade association representing the country's leading manufacturers and suppliers to the aerospace industry.

— Benjamin Ricci

Benjamin Ricci graduated with honors from the prestigious Swiss Business School EHL. After working for TEDx and the French energy giant Engie, Benjamin Ricci joined AKKA's head office where he implemented the AKKADEMY, AKKA’s digital talent incubator.

— Jean-Philippe Carbonel

Jean-Philippe Carbonel is Group Head of Legal Operations of AKKA TECHNOLOGIES SE. Before joining AKKA in 2014, Jean-Philippe held various senior positions in listed IT companies for more than 15 years, including a position as Chief Legal Officer with a leading player of the French mobile phone and accessories market.

Main clients in the US - Aerospace

AIRBUS
BOEING
FINCANTIERI
GE AVIATION
GENERAL DYNAMICS
GKN AEROSPACE
GULFSTREAM
HONDA JET
HONEYWELL
LOCKHEED MARTIN
NORTHROP GRUMANN
UTC – UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
AIRBUS
BOEING
FINCANTIERI
GE AVIATION
GENERAL DYNAMICS
GKN AEROSPACE
GULFSTREAM
HONDA JET
HONEYWELL
LOCKHEED MARTIN
NORTHROP GRUMANN
UTC – UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION

Main clients in the US – Automotive

CONTINENTAL
DAIMLER
FCA
HONDA MOTORS
PORSCHE
RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
VALEO
CONTINENTAL
DAIMLER
FCA
HONDA MOTORS
PORSCHE
RENAULT NISSAN MITSUBISHI
VALEO

Where to find us

PDS Tech:

Please click here to find out about our PDS Tech locations

AKKA:

Auburn Hills, Mi.

975 Opdyke Rd, Auburn Hills, 48326, Michigan

Birmingham, AL

22 Inverness Center Pkwy, Suite 550 Hoover, AL 35242

Tuscaloosa, AL

514 Hargrove Road East, 35401 Tuscaloosa, Alabama

  • Rochester, NY
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Atlanta, GE
  • Mobile, AL.
  • San Jose, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Seattle, WA

 

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