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Teri Sgammato
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board

Teri is ES3’s CEO and Board Chairman. With over 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry, her background ranges from analyst to program manager to entrepreneur. Teri has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science and an MS in Engineering Physics from the University of California San Diego. Teri agrees with the Business Roundtable’s sentiment that today’s corporations must have a beneficial impact on society. As such, ES3 pursues technological and business growth with a strategy to benefit all stakeholders—our customers, our staff, our suppliers, our communities, and our shareholders.

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Craig Edwards
Chief Engineer, Aerospace

Craig is ES3’s Chief Engineer and a Corporate Officer with more than 30 years of experience in landing gear structural integrity, material processing, and supply chain management.  Craig is currently serving an eight-year term with SAE International A-5 Aerospace Landing Gear Systems Committee as chair of the A-5B Gears, Struts, and Couplings Committee.  Craig holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University and an MS in Material Science and Engineering from the University of Idaho. Craig’s efforts at ES3 are currently focused on improving the industrial base, quality, and lead time for military landing gear component supplies.

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Brett Bailey
Chief Information Officer

Brett is ES3’s Chief Information Officer, Facilities Security Officer, and a Corporate Officer.  Brett manages all ES3 information infrastructure including the protection of ES3’s intellectual property and oversight of ES3’s financial and banking transactions. Brett has a BA in Computer Science and a BA in Japanese from Weber State University.  During his 20 years at ES3, Brett has always promoted and overseen ES3’s investment into expanding our facilities and developing the custom designed laboratories and production capabilities that are foundational to ES3’s business objectives and growth.

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Doug Wiser
Chief Operating Officer

Doug is ES3’s Chief Operating Officer and single point of contact for most contracting actions. Doug is a systems engineer with more than three years’ experience understanding the aerospace industry’s priorities, problem components, and promising technologies. Doug’s technical expertise includes all aspects of landing gear systems research, test and evaluation, design and analysis. Doug holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah along with multiple publications and a patent. During his career in the USAF Landing Gear Engineering Branch, he served as the Lead Engineer for Heavyweight Aircraft and as Deputy Director of the Landing Gear Commodity Council.

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Daniele Pelessone
Chief Scientist

Daniele is ES3’s Chief Scientist and a Corporate Officer.  He has more than 35 years of experience in engineering structural analysis and scientific computational methods development. Daniele has a D.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from Universita degli Studi di Pisa, Italy and an MS in Applied Mechanics from the University of California at San Diego. Daniele is the primary author and lead developer of the ES3 MARS solver—a multi-physics, multi-scale computational simulation code which enables the modeling of highly dynamic systems and the post-failure structural response to catastrophic events such as collisions, blasts, and penetrations.

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Clint Forrest
Chief Technology Officer

Clint oversees many of the new and emerging technology projects pursued at ES3. With over 30 years of aerospace landing gear systems technology experience, Clint is a highly specialized technical expert in complex and multi-disciplined critical technology development and implementation efforts. Clint is the Vice Chairman of SAE International A-5B Landing Gear Committee with a focus on new material and environmental process improvements as well as rolling stock and steering system improvements.  Clint has Mechanical Engineering Degrees from the University of Utah (Bachelors) and University of Idaho (Masters). Clint promotes a business strategy heavy in R&D that benefits all stakeholders.

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Craig Pessetto
Chief Engineer, Material and Process

Craig is the Material and Process (M&P) Chief Engineer at ES3.  All M&P technology development and M&P implementation projects report to Craig.  Additionally, Craig oversees ES3’s Material Research and Development Center (MRDC) laboratory, test, and production facility that specializes in engineered surface technologies, metallurgical lab analysis, corrosion prevention technologies, material-mechanical and hydraulic testing, high precision component/fixture fabrication, and CNC grinding.  Craig has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of Utah and an MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Utah State University. Craig is a licensed professional environmental engineer with more than 30 years of experience.

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Todd Walker
Chief Engineer, Rolling Stock

Todd leads ES3’s Tactical Planning Group and is responsible for ensuring that customer improvement/redesign initiatives are properly defined in terms of scope, duration, and cost. He has more than 30 years of experience in requirements definition, design/integration, development/qualification, and global sustainment of landing gear systems. Todd has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and is an expert in nondestructive inspection (NDT Level III) and failure analysis. In addition to his enterprise-level responsibilities, he manages major USAF system-level improvement programs. Most recently, Todd managed integration/implementation of a fleet-wide wheel/brake retrofit on USAF F-15C/D/E aircraft.

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Joe McFarlane
Chief Engineer, Mechanical Systems

Joe has over 33 years of experience working on military, commercial and NASA platforms; his focus is on mechanical systems including hydraulics, pneumatics, flight controls, landing gear, environmental control systems, fuels, engines and egress.  Joe currently oversees the mechanical systems engineering and integration programs. Previously, Joe served as USAF chief engineer for the A-10 weapon system responsible for all contract and organic engineering efforts. Joe is well versed in System Safety Analyses, Failure Modes/Effects and Criticality Analyses, and the military airworthiness process.  Joe is a licensed professional engineer with a BS in mechanical engineering from Utah State University.

Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

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Ed Moffett 
Director, Business Development and Strategic Partnerships

Ed is ES3’s Director of Business Development. He leads the business development efforts across the company with a specific emphasis on strategic engagement and long-term expansion. He has over 35 years of aerospace experience with a keen understanding of the military and commercial priorities, government funding streams and business practices/policies. He couples his 35 years of aerospace business acumen with his Program Management Professional and Proposal Writing
Professional certifications to engage with customers and respond to their requirements to achieve desired outcomes. He attended Northern Michigan University and attained degrees in Instructor of Technology and Military Science and Business Administration.

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Roger Jessen 
Director, Midwest Operations

Roger Jessen is located in Midwest City Oklahoma and manages/coordinates projects aligned
with the Midwest region of the US in addition to developing and pursuing new business
opportunities. Roger has BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of
Oklahoma and is a licensed professional engineer with over 30 years of experience. His expertise
includes engineering management, machine design, factory processes and Six Sigma methodologies; Roger holds 12 patents related to assembly methods/equipment.

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Jay Randolph
Director, Southeast Operations

Jay leads ES3’s Southeast operations and focuses on teaming and business development efforts. Jay is an aerospace engineer with over 30 years of engineering and aircraft maintenance experience, both commercial and military. His technical expertise includes overhaul and repair, modification, failure analysis/damage tolerance, aging aircraft and corrosion control, and on-site incident recovery. Prior to joining ES3, Jay was a Lead Principal Engineer and Supervisor at Delta Air Lines. Jay holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

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Fred Laguines
General Manager, Southeast Operations

Fred oversees all new technology and new program development activities for ES3’s Southeast Operations. As a former aircraft structures and landing gear engineer from Delta Air Lines, Fred has more than 25 years of engineering experience with pneumatic, hydraulic, and electromechanical components and subsystems. His technical expertise includes structural and material aspects of aircraft systems, structures and component repair, landing gear, and wheels, tires and brakes. Fred holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a Master of Business Administration from Regis University.

Quality

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Richard Vander Straten
Lead Engineer, Quality Systems

Richard is the ES3 PLG Quality Systems Lead Engineer serving the LG-CSCI contract.  His expertise includes Engineering design and analysis, General Management-Plant, Operations, Machine fabrication, Quality Systems and EH&S.  He is a SME in HVOF/Thermal Spray surface engineering process optimization and coating development for wear and corrosion including HVOF replacement of Hard Chrome for USAF Landing Gear. His engineering expertise supports success in SBIR technologies including Belt Grinding/Superfinishing, HVOF non-line of sight, HVOF advanced masking and Superhydrophobic coating development. Richard supports commercial business product development, technical sales and customer service.  Richard has a B.S.M.E from the University of Texas with over 34 years of experience.

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Brad Greer 
Quality Management Systems Manager

Brad manages the AS9100 Quality Management system at ES3. He has over 13 years of expertise in Quality Management System leadership and has worked extensively with DCMA to ensure excellence in product conformity to the warfighter and all ES3 customers. Brad also has over 12 years’ experience in high tolerance measurement, and programming coordinate measurement machines. He supports and spearheads quality improvement initiatives and is the main point of contact in quality related issues. He is a subject matter expert in AS9100, GD&T, landing gear technical processing data and metrology.

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Shaun Edwards 
Quality Engineer

Shaun provides quality engineering support to the LG-CSCI contract. Shaun ensures adherence to the quality requirements while maintaining USAF technical data for the LG-CSCI contract. Shaun has an in-depth knowledge of DLA/USAF supply chain as well as a quality engineering background. Shaun joined ES3 after a 12-year career in Civil Engineering in the US Air Force.

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Jonathan Nuhu 
Quality Manager, Southeast Operations

Jonathan oversees all quality activities for new technology/product development as well as all MRO activities at ES3’s Southeast Operations.  This includes management of such quality certifications as AS9100D, ISO/IEC 17025:2017, and Nadcap. Jonathan holds a BS in Technical Management/Logistics and an MS in Technical Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University along with being a Certified Quality Manager (CMQ/QE), Certified Quality Auditor (CQA), a Licensed A&P Mechanic, and a licensed private pilot.

Administration

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Lilian Flores
Accounting Manager & Controller

Lily manages all corporate headquarters staff including the accounting, contracting, purchasing, HR, and administrative departments.  She ensures all ES3 books and financial dealing are meeting the highest accounting and ethical standards. Since 2013, ES3 has had our Business Systems repeatedly audited and approved by DCMA. Lily has over 20 years of experience in the area of Accounting and Finance along with a BS in Business Administration and Management from San Diego State University and a Certificate in Government Contract Management issued by the National Contract Management Association. Lily oversees the day to day operational functions in the area of Government Accounting Compliance, Year End Close, Internal Financial Reporting, Project Control, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Purchasing.

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Belinda Williamson
Human Resources Manager

Belinda, as the Human Resources Manager, works with corporate leadership to understand and execute ES3’s overall goals and strategy for Staffing, Recruitment and Retention. Belinda earned her BS in Economics from Oakwood University and her MBA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her experience in microbusiness development and corporate enterprise shape her approach to human resources. Her knowledge of trends, best practices, and new technologies in human resource management has enabled her to structure a Compensation Plan and Benefits Package that places ES3 in the top quintile of all US employers.  Belinda’s and ES3’s goals are to create a workplace environment that maximizes each staff member’s value, personal fulfillment, creativity, and overall performance.

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Greg Poole 
Purchasing Department Manager

Greg has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Contracts Management Certification from San Diego State University along with more than 16 years of experience in the Contracting and Procurement arenas.  Greg oversees a Purchasing Team of more than seven buyers and sourcing specialists.  After a five-month audit, the DCMA deemed ES3 to have an Approved Purchasing System in March 2019. The ES3 Purchasing Staff adhere to the highest standards while also making the purchasing experience as streamlined and responsive as possible. ES3 values our suppliers who are a major contributor to ES3’s ability to achieve the technical and programmatic goals of our customers.

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Silvia Garces 
Accounts Payable (AP)

Silvia is the Lead AP Specialist for ES3. She has an Associate of Science Degree in Business Studies and Accounting and a Certificate of Performance in Small Business Bookkeeping from San Diego City College along with more than 12 years of experience in accounts payable processing.  Silvia leads ES3’s accounts payable activities with an appreciation that our suppliers are essential to our business.  Silvia executes the ES3 policy that all supplier invoices are paid within 7 business days. Silvia is a first stop resource for any ES3 supplier who requires expedited invoice payment or special accommodations including advance or progress payments.

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Merly Tolentino 
Accounts Receivable (AR)

Merly is a seasoned ES3 accountant who oversees all Accounts Receivables (AR) at ES3.  Merly has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accountancy from the Universidad de Santa Isabel in the Philippines along with more than 20 years of progressive experience in various areas of Accounting, including Accounts Receivable (AR), Accounts Payable (AP), and job cost accounting.  Merly coordinates with ES3 project leads to ensure all our customers receive timely invoices that are not only accurate but also provide comprehensive backup documentation when required.

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Jordan Stabile 
Export Control Coordinator

Jordan oversees all ES3 export control issues including Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Jordan has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of California Riverside along with extensive training and experience in export control.  As ES3’s export control certifying official, Jordan has negotiated and obtained many export licenses for ES3 from both the US Department of State and US Department of Commerce.  Additionally, Jordan ensures export compliance by working with ES3’s technical staff to ensure they are properly trained on export control requirements applicable to their specific technical areas and customer base.

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Haley Bowen
Internship Program

Haley coordinates ES3’s Internship Program at the Clearfield, Utah office and at the Materials Research and Development Center (MRDC). She pairs high school and college students with ES3’s knowledgeable staff members in the areas of engineering, business, testing, and fabrication. ES3’s Internship Program has been a great way for students to obtain real work experience and for ES3 to connect with talented potential new hires. Haley also supports managers and staff members at the Clearfield, Utah office with adherence to policies for essential services including purchasing, travel, and quality assurance. Haley holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Weber State University.

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Letitia Brown 
Southeast Operations Administrator

Letitia is the lead administrator at the ES3 Georgia facility, implementing the procedures and coordinating the processing to support purchasing, security, travel, timekeeping, and other administrative functions.  Letitia has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Southern Wesleyan University and a lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Her extensive military and civilian background as a performance-focused logistician enables her to support ES3 staff and customers in all aspects of document management, material control, and supply chain management.

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Chad “Hoss” Forrest 
Lead Engineer, Electrical Engineering, & Aircraft Prognostics/Diagnostics

Hoss is ES3’s lead engineer and supervisor for Electrical Engineering and Prognostic/Diagnostic landing gear health monitoring systems. His expertise includes cradle to grave aspects of hardware/software certification of airborne electronic hardware and software. Under Hoss’s direction, his team has delivered full rate production hardware of ES3’s landing gear health monitoring solutions. Hoss is a professional licensed engineer with a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Utah and more than 20 years’ experience.

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Dale Rackham 
Engineering Hydraulic Systems Lead

Dale leads the hydraulic systems team with over 30 years’ experience as a landing gear engineer. His experience with landing gear includes wheels and brakes, brake control, structures, steering and actuators, materials and processes, and tires.  Dale holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University. For 12 years, Dale was a USAF Landing Gear Engineer, working both lightweight and heavyweight aircraft. His experience includes tool and fixture, and test equipment design; including the design and manufacture of Hardware-in-the-Loop (HITL) fixtures for the validation of new brake and antiskid systems.

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Bryan Terry 
Lead Engineer, Mechanical & Electrical Subsystems

Bryan is ES3’s lead engineer for projects relating to aerospace rolling stock, mechanical, and electrical subsystems.  Bryan and his team oversee and perform antiskid system redesigns, brake system improvements, aircraft instrumentation, aircraft modification, and aircraft integration projects.  Bryan has more than 15 years of aerospace engineering and program management experience in both military and commercial programs.  Bryan has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah.

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Jared Hanson 
Lead Engineer, Structures

Jared, as the Structures Lead Engineer, manages landing gear structural redesign, analysis, and development programs and leads a team of engineers focused on solving landing gear structural issues using state-of-the-art design, evaluation, analysis, manufacturing, and test methods. Jared holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University and an ME in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and has more than 13 years of experience in landing gear research, development,  trouble-shooting, deficiency identification, requirements definition, design, analysis, manufacturing, inspection, on-aircraft loads evaluation, testing, airworthiness qualification, and implementation.

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Ben Opfermann 
Lead Engineer, Magnetron Sputtering Systems

Ben is the lead engineer and patent inventor of ES3’s Magnetron Sputtering technology which restore the internal dimensions of landing gear outer cylinders.  Ben’s leads a team of engineers and technicians in a custom designed Magnetron Sputtering laboratory and production facility. He oversees all the research and development of new Magnetron Sputtering equipment for new materials and applications in addition to overseeing the prototyping and integration of repairs for landing gear components.  Ben has a BS in Mechanical Engineering and has over 10 years of experience in vacuum system designs and sputtering related operations.

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Jeremy Hall
Lead Engineer, Electroplating Technologies

Jeremy is the lead engineer for material and electroplating processes. He oversees electroplating process development and quality assurance testing development and implementation for the military and commercial plating industries. Jeremy has extensive experience in materials and electroplating processes which includes process improvement for electroplating, testing to improved efficiency, performance and reliability. Jeremy and his team have designed and installed several of electroplating lines and developed specifications for DoD and the commercial industry. Jeremy has MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Idaho and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University along with more than 10 years of professional experience.

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Kelly Smith 
Lead Engineer, Fixture and Anode Design

Kelly is the lead engineer and manager at ES3 for corrosion and wear preventive coatings.  Kelly has 10 plus years of experience in development and implementation of conformal anodes and plating technologies. His technical expertise includes machining, overhaul and manufacturing processing, corrosion control, and plating systems.   Kelly and his staff have successfully developed over 500 conformal anodes using VENUS (Virtual Electroplating NUmerical Solver), an in house developed finite element plating prediction software for use in Chrome, Nickel, Zinc Nickel, Cadmium, and Titanium-Cadmium. Kelly holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University.

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Shawn Huff 
Lead Engineer, Additive Manufacturing & Laser Cladding

Shawn is the technical lead in advanced manufacturing including Additive Manufacturing (AM) and Laser Cladding. Shawn manages the development of new AM alloys for aerospace part manufacture and repair and new AM polymer applications to improve MRO operations while lowering part overhaul costs. Shawn has spent 20+ years developing manufacturing solutions utilizing 3D scanning, smart tooling, and integrated reverse engineering functionality. He has implemented weapon system sustainment solutions across many of the DoD depot repair centers. Shawn has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Western Governors University.

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Tod Hickman
Southeast Operations M&P

Tod leads the Material and Processing (M&P) group at ES3’s Georgia Technical Operations Center (GTOC).  Todd oversees technology development efforts as well as production services in Zn-Ni electroplating, thermal spray of advanced custom coatings, and environmentally preferred chemical-free stripping methods.  Todd holds a BS in Engineering Science and Mechanics (Materials Engineering) from University of Tennessee Knoxville and more than 30 years of experience in aerospace technologies including operational test and evaluation. 

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Chris Dickson 
Manager, Software Development

Chris manages the software development of ES3’s suite of software products that support and enhance ES3’s engineering capabilities and improve internal business processes. He also manages software development contracts for various ES3 customers. Chris leads a talented team of dedicated software developers and applies proven software engineering methodologies throughout the software development lifecycle including requirements analysis, design, development and testing. Chris has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Utah and has over 20 years of experience working with modern web applications, client-server and stand-alone desktop applications, and mobile devices.

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Tom Dwenger
Aircraft Tire Engineering Expert

Tom provides support on the design, production, and product support of bias and radial, new and retread aircraft tires. He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indiana Institute of Technology and a wealth of global experience in dealing with original equipment airframe manufacturers, airlines, wheel and brake manufacturers, and tire manufacturers.

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Bob Knievel
Engineering Specialist

Bob joined ES3 after his retirement from a distinguished career at Boeing as an Associate Technical Fellow, DER. He was the lead engineer on the Boeing 747-8 airplane, oevereeing debvelopment and integration of its landing gear. At ES3, Bob provides expertise in structural analysis of aircraft and landing gear. He holds a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.

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Robert Cook
Brake Control Specialist

Bob is a brake control systems engineer with over 38 years of relevant technical and management experience, including the design, development, flight test and production of brake control systems, algorithms, architectures and solutions relating to all types of antiskid / brake control systems and components. Bob holds a BS in Electronic Engineering from the California State Polytechnic College.

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Brad Baden
Rolling Stock Subject Matter Expert

Brad joined ES3 after retiring as a Project Engineering Manager at UTC Aerospace Systems (Goodrich Wheels and Brakes). Brad has 42 years of engineering experience in the design, development, and qualification of wheel and brake systems for military, regional & business, and commercial programs. Most recently, Brad was the UTAS chief engineer for the C-130 and F-15 WBSI programs. Brad’s expertise is in the area of detail design of wheels and brakes. Brad has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

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John Coates 
Structural Analysis Specialist

John is a Senior Structural Analyst and Subject Matter Expert (SME) with over 20 years of experience in design, analysis, and test for landing gear systems. John’s expertise is in state-of-the-art strength and fatigue failure prediction and prevention, static and dynamic loads prediction, materials characterization, and root cause failure identification. During his career, he has completed structural analysis and flight tests for USAF landing gear integrity programs and USAF landing gear component redesign programs. He holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science degrees with high honors from the University of Utah.

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Tom Yentzer 
Metallurgical, Mechanical and Chemical Testing

Tom oversees the specialized laboratory testing performed at the ES3 Georgia Technical Operations Center (GTOC).  Tom has a BS in Chemistry from the University of Georgia along with post graduate work in Metallurgical Processing at the Metals Engineering Institute and post graduate work in Aerospace Engineering at Mercer University School of Engineering.  Tom has more than 30 years of experience and multiple publications addressing aerospace industry issues regarding chemistry, metallurgy, materials engineering, failure analysis, and corrosion.

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Xinwei Zhou 
Senior Structural Analyst and Methods Developer

Xinwei is an expert in structural mechanics and development of numerical methods to model structural behavior.  Xinwei received Civil Engineering degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing (bachelors), China Academy of Building Research, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Ph.D.).  He was a post-doctoral research fellow at Northwestern University and has authored or co-authored many publications and conference papers. At ES3, Xinwei supports the university, commercial, and government users of the ES3 MARS solver by providing assistance with modeling specific problems of interest and developing new algorithms in MARS.

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Kody Holyoak 
Logistical and Financial Analyst

Kody manages the logistical and financial efforts provided on ES3’s engineering programs. He provides support that includes economic analyses, program schedule development, implementation support and any other efforts needed to implement the desired solution(s). He has extensive knowledge of USAF’s Improved Item Replacement Program (IIRP) procedures. Kody has over 13 years of experience assisting the USAF with implementing their engineering efforts.  Kody has a BS in finance and an MBA with an emphasis in accounting, both degrees from the University of Utah.

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Josh Crump 
Freeport, Utah General Manager, MRDC

Josh manages all machining, HVOF coating, materials lab, inspection, grinding, and tooling design at the Materials Research and Development Center (MRDC) in Clearfield, UT. All quoting for fabrication and coating production is managed through him. Josh oversees all facility maintenance and enhancements at the MRDC. Josh co-designed our state-of-the-art Magnetron Sputtering System for repairing aluminum landing gear outer cylinders. Josh holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from University of Utah and has more than seven years of experience in engineering design, process engineering, and manufacturing.

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Rob McCowin 
Lead Engineer and Wing Overhaul

Rob leads the F-16 wing overhaul/repair operations as well as component qualification and evaluation testing at ES3. Rob has extensive experienced in all types of aircraft structural integrity programs involving structural analysis, repair development, risk assessment and mitigation, configuration control, and structural programs management. Rob has many years of specific experience with F-16 structural issues having spent many years as a USAF F-16 structural engineer.  Rob also served as the F-16 ASIP manager where he oversaw many of the major modification programs to the aircraft and facilitated the structural health monitoring and evaluation for F-16 programs worldwide. Rob has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Utah State University and more than 30 years professional experience.

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Don Crawford 
Southeast Operations Shop Manager

Don oversees all shop operations at the ES3 Georgia Technical Operations Center (GTOC).  Don is an experienced shop manager with more than 35 years of experience as a lead mechanic and shop supervisor at ES3, Delta Air Lines, and the US Air Force.  Don is a technical specialist with vast experience and capabilities in thermal spray (including cold spray, HVOF, Plasma, Combustion, and Arc Spray, surface preparation, and advanced, chemical-free stripping.

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Eric Dahse 
Southeast Operations Aircraft MRO

Eric manages all aircraft Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) operations at the ES3 Georgia Technical Operations Center (GTOC).  Eric and his team are under contract as a provider of MRO services for the USAF C-5 fleet stationed out of Robins AFB. Eric is an FAA Licensed Airframe & Power Plant Mechanic with more than 35 years of MRO and supervisory experience in the aerospace industry at ES3 and other companies such as Pratt & Whitney, Bombardier, Gulfstream, TIMCO, and TWA.

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Sheridan Kay
Manager, Spare Parts Provisioning

Sheridan oversees all of the ES3 parts supply activities. She is the contracting authority for ES3 PLG under the US DLA Landing Gear Collaborative Supply Chain Integration (LG-CSCI) contract.   Sheridan manages and oversees the schedule and cost of all delivery orders. She is responsible for ensuring deliveries are completed on time and within budget. She oversees all purchase agreements with subcontractors as well as technical agreements.  Sheridan has a BS in Finance from Weber State University and is experienced with all aspects of Commercial Contracting, the Uniform Commercial Code, Government Contracting, FARs, DFARs, along with ITAR compliance.

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Taylor Flitton 
Spare Parts Provisioning

Taylor is a sourcing specialist on the ES3 PLG Landing Gear Collaborative Supply Chain Integration (LG-CSCI) contract.  She has been with ES3 for 5 years. Taylor develops competitive pricing strategies and aids in the negotiation of purchase agreements with part suppliers.  Taylor conducts market research on alternative engineering products and procurement sources, responds to customer and supplier inquiries about order status, changes, or cancellations, and contact suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.

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Tiffanie Smith 
Spare Parts Provisioning

Tiffanie is a sourcing specialist on the ES3 PLG Landing Gear Collaborative Supply Chain Integration (LG-CSCI) contract. She supports ES3 managers and staff members with adherence to policies and procedures for such activities as solicitations, purchasing, security, export control, and quality assurance.  Tiffanie has more than 11 years of experience at ES3 and in parts procurement. Her work on the LG-CSCI program includes soliciting, reviewing, and selecting bids for delivery order award to vendors.

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Rob Martin 
Logistics Manager

Rob Martin is ES3’s Sr. Logistics Manager and Subject Matter Expert (SME) with over 30 years of experience in USAF acquisition planning and integration, supply chain management, implementation schedule development, technical order research, and USAF requirements.  His expertise covers USAF landing gear, landing gear subsystems, wheels, brakes and antiskid systems. Rob is currently involved in the Landing Gear Collaborative Supply Chain Integration (LG-CSCI) involved in pre-award and post-award activities as well as engineering data research and forecasting.

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Desiree Wilson
Post Award Logistics Coordinator

Desiree works with LG-CSCI suppliers by securing and processing the correct paperwork to enable rapid acceptance of the supplier’s shipment and payment of the supplier’s invoice.  Desiree has a BA in Global Studies and a BA in Political Science from the University of California Riverside. Her attention to detail along with her comprehensive understanding of the various data systems for post award processing makes her an exceptional resource to the part supply base who are entitled to prompt acceptance and payment upon successful delivery.

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Bernadette Hall 
Post Award Logistics Coordinator

Bernadette assists with the post award processing of orders on the LG-CSCI contract, working with suppliers to track and report on deliveries, quality acceptance, receiving reports, and invoices.  Bernadette has a Computer Programming Certificate from the System Technology Institute, Subic Bay, Philippines and an Insurance Biller and Coder Technician degree from Brightwood College San Diego.  Bernadette works to ensure prompt processing of part orders and is a resource to assist suppliers in understanding and resolving any issues regarding part delivery, acceptance, and payment.