Board of Directors


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 currently responsible for the P&L and strategy for a sponsor backed portfolio of defense aftermarket businesses. The current business is focused on the sustainment of military aircraft with operating units providing global distribution of OEM spares, component repair services, and the design and manufacture of alternate spare part solutions.


Bradley J. Morton

Chairman of the Board

Bradley Morton has spent over thirty years in the aerospace market vertical in executive management positions for both public and private corporations. He is an accomplished leader with strong strategic and operational expertise for defense companies offering complex solutions.


Thomas J. Carraciolo

Managing Partner, Dubin Clark

Thomas Carraciolo has spent over twenty-five years investing in, and working with, mid-sized businesses. He has successfully consummated more than forty middle-market transactions with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion.


General Henry L. Taylor, U.S.A.F. (Ret.)

VP, Global Bus. Dev., Charleston Regional Development Alliance

A retired Brigadier General, General Taylor has more than thirty years of experience managing teams and strategic initiatives in both the public and private sectors. He is an accomplished professional in global aerospace logistics and has deep experience in leadership and organizational development.


Robert B. Codol

Vice President, PNC Mezzanine Capital

Robert Codol joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in July 2007. Previously, he was an Analyst for The Sterling Group, L.P., where he evaluated and executed leveraged buyout investments in industrial companies. Prior to joining Sterling, Mr. Codol was an Associate Consultant for L.E.K. Consulting LLC where he provided strategic, financial, and operational advisory services to a broad range of clients.


Preston G. Walsh

Partner, PNC Mezzanine Capital

Preston Walsh joined PNC Mezzanine Capital in 1995, after serving as a financial analyst with Brentwood Associates, a venture capital and leveraged buyout firm. Prior to Brentwood Associates, he was a financial analyst in the merchant banking division of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. During business school, Preston was an associate at TCW/Crescent Capital Corporation, an investment firm focused on below investment-grade and mezzanine securities.

Bob Shettle

CFA, Managing Director

Bob Shettle is responsible for leading a team that originates, underwrites and manages North American private finance investments. Mr. Shettle has worked in the industry since 1992. Prior to joining the firm in 1998, he was with Fleet National Bank as a Vice President and commercial loan officer and Andersen Consulting as a staff consultant.

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