Leadership

  • Christopher Celtruda - Chief Executive Officer

    Christopher Celtruda has been the Chief Executive Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors for Kellstrom Defense since 2013. He is responsible for the P&L and strategy for a portfolio of defense aftermarket businesses that includes Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, Inc., Kellstrom Repair Services, Inc., Merex Aircraft Company, Inc., and Alco Services, Inc.

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  • Richard Drinkward - Chief Financial Officer

    Richard Drinkward joined Kellstrom Defense as Chief Financial Officer in 2017. His responsibilities include leadership of the finance, accounting, and treasury function for the overall KDA group of businesses. This key leadership role owns financial reporting, controls, and analysis, and he is a primary contact for banking and private equity investor relations.

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  • Andrew Trosper - President, Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO)

    Mr. Trosper has over twenty years’ experience of driving financial performance, growth strategies, and program management in the aerospace aftermarket space. He is an accomplished leader with an impressive track record of increasing revenue percentages, optimizing revenue incomes and sales conversions, and improving efficiencies related to quality and process flow.

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  • Jason Enderle - President, Engineering & Manufacturing Operating Segment

    Mr. Enderle has twenty years’ experience as an accountable, results-driven leader with wide-ranging experience leading and improving medium to large-sized MRO and manufacturing operations.

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  • Nathan Skop - General Counsel & Executive Vice President

    Mr. Skop is responsible for the overall legal, contracts, and compliance function for all Kellstrom Defense companies, with focus on ensuring all business practices conform to regulatory requirements. He is also charged with successfully navigating the legal and regulatory facets inherent to the Organization’s increasingly more complex product offerings.

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  • Eric Hillewaert - V.P. OEM Relationship Management

    Mr. Hillewaert was most recently engaged at the Merex Group in a role as Director of Business Development for North America customers and OEM account development. Prior to that he held an interim role as the leader for the Merex Engineering & Manufacturing business segment.

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