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Norman D. Jordan
Norman (“Norm”) Jordan (CEO): Norm has served in leadership positions across the aerospace industry, both domestically and internationally, for nearly 40 years. Prior to Signia, Norm served as the CEO of Safran Cabin from Apr 2018 through Nov 2021. This was Norm’s second tenure with Safran, having previously served as CEO of Safran’s Labinal S.A. division from 2006 – 2010. Prior to Safran, Norm served as CEO of Zodiac Cabin (Jan 2017 – Apr 2018), President of Triumph Aerostructures Vought Aircraft Division and President of Triumph Aerostructures – Marshall Street Facility (2013 – 2016), and CEO of Hampson Industries, plc from 2010 – 2012. Norm also served in various leadership positions with B/E Aerospace Seating Products Group, Fairchild Controls, and Allied Signal Aerospace. Norm received his BS in Business Administration from Arizona State University in 1982.
Kevin Zimmerman (CFO): Kevin has an extensive financial background in both industry and investment banking. Prior to Signia, Kevin served as CFO of GWS Tool Group (L Squared Capital portfolio company), from Dec 2019 – Feb 2022, leading the acquisition and integration of eight acquisitions, and the successful sale of GWS to Sandvik Group in Dec 2021. Prior to GWS, Kevin served as CFO of Coastal Credit LLC, a Parthenon Capital portfolio company. Prior to his CFO experience, Kevin was an investment banker at Moelis & Company (2012 – 2017) and Lehman Brothers / Barclays Capital (2008 – 2012). Kevin received his MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business (2008) and his BS in Business Administration from Indiana University (2002).
Alan Hubbard (CHRO): Alan joined Signia Aerospace as Chief Human Resources Officer in 2022 and is responsible for all aspects of the company’s HR function, including establishing the people strategy, directing key operational and compliance efforts and for overseeing the company’s mission of becoming an employer of choice. Alan is a well-rounded and seasoned human resources executive who brings over 30 years of leadership to his current role. Alan’s prior work experience includes leadership roles at American Express, Cadbury Schweppes, Ball Corporation, Dow Corning and WIS International. He earned his MBA from the University of Phoenix, and Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Arizona State University.
As Chief Commercial Officer, Ralph DeMarco is responsible for aligning and driving the Company’s growth strategy across the enterprise so to achieve its overall growth objectives. Ralph brings to Signia Aerospace over 25 years domestic and international aerospace & defense industry leadership experience at top tier industry players. Prior to Signia, Ralph served as Vice President of Business Development at Smiths Group PLC (2016 – 2022), Sector Vice President of Sales & Marketing for L3Harris’s Aviation Product Sector (2011-2016), Director of Sales & Marketing at GE Aviation (2006-2011) and Managing Director of Global Sales & Marketing for Raytheon Technologies – Goodrich Aerospace (1995 – 2005). Ralph earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Stony Brook University and continued his post graduate studies at New York University in Electrical Engineering and Applied Mathematics.
Dr. Kevin Kelly
Dr. Kevin Kelly is the President and co-Founder of Mezzo. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1991and served as a full-time faculty member of Louisiana State University’s Mechanical Engineering department from 1993 to 2007. Dr. Kelly left LSU in 2007 to assume full-time responsibilities at Mezzo. He has overseen the evolution of Mezzo from a company surviving on research grants to a company capable of designing and manufacturing high quality products for demanding customers across a wide range of applications.
Cory VanBuskirk is President of the Mission Systems business unit for Signia Aerospace, currently comprised of Onboard Systems International, LLC and located in Vancouver, Washington. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing rapid organic and inorganic growth originating from superior products, service, and reliability. Prior to Signia, Cory worked at Collins Aerospace for 10 years where he held multiple roles of increasing responsibility ranging from operations strategy and cost management to integration leadership and to P&L and general management. Cory started his career at Toyota Motor Corporation, where he spent 11 years learning and deploying Lean strategies and tactics in both the operational and business environments. Cory holds a bachelor’s degree in International Business and Marketing from Indiana University.
Sameer Madan (President, ACE Thermal Systems): Sameer has served in leadership positions for over 20 years in various industries including Aerospace and Defense, Oil and Gas, Refrigeration and General Industrial. Prior to joining Ace Thermal, Sameer served as Chief Executive Officer for Senior Aerospace SSP (part of Senior PLC), which specializes in design and manufacture of complex high-pressure exhaust and ducting systems for aircraft. Prior to that, he spent over five years with Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC) where he held several General Management positions with full P&L responsibility for businesses ranging from $40M to $250M annual revenue. Before PCC, Sameer led the SHURflo operation for Pentair Corporation, and worked with Ingersoll Rand and Halliburton where he held several leadership positions in Quality and Operations. Sameer received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Nagpur University, India in 1995 and a Master of Science in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering from West Virginia University in 1997.
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