Wilfried Hans Meier, of Trumbull, CT, died peacefully on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at the age of 86. He was born in Winterthur, Switzerland to the late Ernst and Emilie Meier.
He graduated from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland in 1956 with a Master’s Degree in aeronautical engineering. His first project in Switzerland included design work on the P-16 fighter jet which later was integrated into the Lear jet. That background led him to Detroit, Los Angeles, and Holland where he worked on advanced designs for projects including missile development, the Apollo lunar projects, and European space research. This experience led him finally to Sikorsky Aircraft where he worked in Advance Design (including the Blackhawk and International Marketing until his retirement in 1999.