Rob Higby


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Rob Higby joined the company in April 2024 as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Higby is responsible for leading the overall company strategy of delivering metal powder and powder services for the next generation advanced manufacturing industry. Rob is an experienced Aerospace & Defense and Space Executive focusing on Manufacturing, MRO, Commercial Growth, and Private Equity Investing. 

Prior to Continuum, Rob served as Executive Partner and Head of AEA Investors Aerospace & Defense investment practice. During his time at AEA Investors, Rob led several investments for the firm and also advised several other companies, namely, Velo3D Inc., where Rob served as Advisor to the Board of Directors and also interim Chief Commercial Officer during the beginning of the Covid period. Before AEA, Rob was CEO of TurbineAero, the world's largest independent MRO provider of commercial and military auxiliary power units. Rob founded TurbineAero in early 2016 along with the Gores Group, a leading private equity firm based out of Los Angeles. Since its founding in 2016, TurbineAero has grown significantly and was listed as Arizona's 24th-largest private company in 2018 and 2019. Prior to TurbineAero, Rob served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at StandardAero for several years, a $4B MRO focused on commercial and military aircraft engines, auxiliary power units, structures, and accessories. StandardAero was sold to Veritas Private Equity in 2015. Before that, Rob was Global Vice President of Sales and Marketing of GE Aviation's Systems business. 

Rob graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MBA) and Duke University (BA). When not working with exciting next-generation companies positively disrupting their industries, Rob enjoys golfing, hiking, and skiing in Colorado with his wife Eva, and four children, Brayden, Matthew, Charlotte, and Lucy.