Peter Schumacher
Team | Investment Team

Mr. Schumacher is a Partner at AE Industrial and is primarily focused on investment strategy, deal origination, due-diligence, and the monitoring and growth of AE Industrial’s portfolio investments. Mr. Schumacher currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: Applied Composites, Calca Solutions, Edge Autonomy, Firefly Aerospace and Moeller Aerospace. He previously served on the Board of Directors of American Pacific Corporation, prior to its sale to NewMarket Corporation in 2024. Mr. Schumacher brings over 14 years of aerospace industry M&A, business development, and engineering experience to AE Industrial. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2015, Mr. Schumacher was the Director of Business Development for GE Aviation’s Engine Services business, where he was responsible for leading all M&A activity within this organization, including joint ventures, acquisitions, disposals, and related business initiatives. During his 10 year career at GE Aviation, Mr. Schumacher also held commercial roles within the Sales, International Programs and Customer Support organizations, as well as engineering roles within the Services and Design organizations. Prior to GE Aviation, Mr. Schumacher was a mechanical engineer at Orbital Sciences Corporation, where he was responsible for design, assembly and test of the Navy’s GQM-163A ducted rocket.

  • The Ohio State University, MBA
  • Arizona State University, BS
Prior Experience
  • GE Aviation
  • Orbital Sciences Corporation