Rob Wilson – Chief Executive Officer
Prior to becoming CEO of TurbineAero, Rob Wilson founded Aerospace Advisory Group, LLC in 2014, and served leading aerospace companies in consulting and board roles. Rob served the last 9 years of his 27-year Honeywell career as the President of the Business & General Aviation business, which serves customers who produce, operate and maintain business jets and general aviation aircraft across the globe. He grew the business at twice the industry rate to over $2.5B and expanded margins by over 50% in the period 2009 to 2014. In prior roles, Rob led the Military Aircraft electronics business to significant operational improvements and led the certification and production introduction of Honeywell’s new generation propulsion engine. In early roles at Honeywell Aerospace, Rob had a series of engineering and business leadership positions with increasing responsibility, including leading Honeywell’s engine/APU assembly and test facility, their engine/APU controls business, and leading the engine and mechanical systems technology development efforts. Rob was trained as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Manufacturing expert while in leadership positions at AlliedSignal. He started his career designing and developing gas turbines and related equipment at Solar Turbines, and has a mechanical engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University.
John Dick – Chief Financial Officer
John Dick joined TurbineAero as Chief Financial Officer in July 2018. John has 30 years of international experience having held CFO positions in a diverse range of manufacturing industries including aerospace, furniture, electronic contract manufacturing, military and capital goods. He has led the installation of numerous ERP and Business Information systems around the globe. He is a Chartered Accountant from Scotland and has the equivalent of an Executive MBA from the Institute of Directors in London.
Peter Gille – Vice President and General Manager
TurbineAero Asia – Thailand
Peter Gille has broad aerospace industry experience in aircraft and turbine engines R&D, operations, MRO, engineering and sales. He joined the Triumph Group in 2006 as Director of Engineering and Quality Assurance for Triumph Aviation Services – Asia. He is currently responsible for managing the company’s operations and engineering departments. In 2008, he assumed the position of Director of Sales & Business development for the Triumph Group covering Europe, Africa and the middle East. Mr. Gille then returned to Triumph Aviation Services- Asia as Operations and Engineering Director in 2010. Prior to Triumph, Mr. Gille was employed at Sabena Technics in Belgium as Aircraft Base Maintenance Manager from 2004 to 2006, and APU, GSE and Avionics Services manager from 1999 to 2004. His aerospace career began in 1998 as a Production Engineer of the Boeing heavy maintenance hangars of Sabena Technics in Belgium.
Mr. Gille holds a master engineering degree in nuclear energy and electro mechanics from the Industrial Engineering School of Antwerp, Belgium and holds a master engineering degree in Aeronautics and Aerospace Technologies from the universities of Leuven, Brussels and Ghent and the Royal Military School in Brussels, Belgium. Additionally, Mr. Gille is a licensed commercial aircraft pilot.”
Mike Harris – Vice President and General Manager
TurbineAero Engines Technics
Mike Harris joined TurbineAero from Chromalloy Gas Turbine where he was the General Manager for Operations in North America’s Eastern Region. In his role, he was instrumental in delivering significant improvements in operational and financial performance by focusing on the delivery of aerospace and industrial gas turbine growth programs, operational productivity, and customer service improvements in the 5 sites in this region. Mike also held general management positions for Chromalloy’s Arizona and Nevada operations prior to his appointment as a regional general manager.
Prior to Chromalloy, Mike held general management positions in Alliant Techsystems, Paradigm Precision, Grimes Aerospace, and Honeywell where he was the VP/GM of Honeywell’s Hardware Product Group and Vice President of Operations for the Phoenix Engine Service business. In addition to being a certified blackbelt and lean expert, Mike has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a graduate of the Honeywell General Management program.
Robert Wentlejewski – Senior Vice President Operations
Robert Wentlejewski is the President of Wentle Consultants, which he founded in 2016 after 32 years with Honeywell Aerospace and its predecessor companies. The company provides manufacturing strategy, operational and lean manufacturing consulting services and leadership mentoring to all manufacturing organizations. Mr. Wentlejewski served the last 7 years of his 32-year Honeywell career as the Vice President of Aftermarket Services. In this role, Bob led significant improvements across the organization utilizing lean manufacturing, six-sigma processes and continuous improvement methodology which resulting in, improved key customer performance metrics. Mr. Wentlejewski is a recognized leader in both lean transformation and Six Sigma problem solving skill sets implementing successful operating systems within the aerospace sector. Prior to leading as Global MRO Mr. Wentlejewski held a variety of integrated supply chain positions of increasing accountability. After obtaining a BS in Environmental Science from Ramapo College NJ, Bob started his career in 1984 at Allied-Bendix corporation in Teterboro New Jersey. After 4 years at Bendix he was asked to relocate to Allied-Signal Garrett Corporation in Phoenix AZ in 1988, in which he has resided ever since.
Six Sigma / Black Belt Trained (Certification date 12/04)
Lean Trained (Certification date 6/02)
USA SR. World Champion Weightlifting 2000
USA Olympic Weightlifting National Champion 1996
USA Olympic Weightlifting Candidate 1982-1984
Donna Chase – VP Sales & Marketing
Donna Chase joined TurbineAero as the VP of Global Sales & Marketing in April 2019, after providing consulting services to TurbineAero Repair in Chandler, Arizona. Since 2015, Donna provided business consulting services and executive coaching in a variety of industries, targeting business growth and operational effectiveness. Prior to running her own consulting business, Donna spent 32 years in the Aerospace/Aviation industry in a variety of roles. The last 26 years of those years were at Honeywell Aerospace, 14 years in senior leadership positions, which included running a $500M global Business Aviation Aftermarket business consisting of avionics, mechanical & electromechanical components, software solutions, and services. Along with Honeywell, Donna has been employed at Lockheed Martin and United Technologies (Hamilton Sundstrand). Donna holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MS in Theology, is a certified Executive Coach, and a Six Sigma Blackbelt. She is also serving as a business coach and mentor in the Executive Connections program for MBAs at Arizona State University’s WP Carey School of Business.