Industry: Aerospace + Defense

McDermott + Bull’s Aerospace + Defense Practice operates on a global level, serving leading companies in aerospace and defense, general, and commercial aviation. The Aerospace + Defense practice is co-chaired by our CEO Rod McDermott and Managing Director Jared Moriarty. Both are private pilots and aviation enthusiasts who have spent years building strong relationships within the industry. The team is supported by Michael Finegold, who has worked on executive recruitment engagements for some of the industry’s leading organizations worldwide; and Jason Levi Pinegar, who has served as a management consultant with a variety of public, private, and non-profit organizations.

McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Manufacturing, Hartzell Propeller Inc.

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Jason Grasman as Vice President (VP) of Manufacturing at Hartzell Propeller Inc. In his new role, Jason will lead all production at the organization’s Piqua, Ohio headquarters. He will report directly to the President and lead...

McDermott + Bull Places Chief People Officer, Anuvu

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Amy Horan as Chief People Officer at Anuvu. Amy will be responsible for leading all of the human resources (HR) department's actions globally, developing and fostering a culture of diversity and inclusivity while prioritizing...

McDermott + Bull Places Board Member, The Entwistle Company

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Andy Green as a Board Member at The Entwistle Company. Andy will serve as a key leader, focusing on internal strategy and external representation as the company continues to grow. Andy’s career has been marked by a mix of both...

McDermott + Bull Places Chief Revenue Officer, Sky Harbour

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Julian Tonsmiere as Chief Revenue Officer at Sky Harbour. In this role, Julian will be the principal representative to the aviation community, leading all sales for Sky Harbour’s new home-basing model for private aircraft...

McDermott + Bull Places President of Tourism + Exploration, World View

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Dale Hipsh as President of Tourism + Exploration at World View. Dale will be responsible for leading World View’s Tourism and Exploration division, which is focused on near-space tourism, carrying passengers on luxury tours...

McDermott + Bull Places Chief People Officer, King Aerospace, Inc.

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Warren Orr as the Chief People Officer at King Aerospace, Inc. In this role, Warren will lead all human resource operations for King Aerospace’s 400 employees around the globe. He will be the primary champion of the company’s...

McDermott + Bull Places Chief Operating Officer, King Aerospace, Inc.

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Greg Watson as the Chief Operating Officer at King Aerospace, Inc. In this role, Greg will oversee all day-to-day operations of the King Aerospace companies, working closely with the President and Chairman to lead a global...

McDermott + Bull Places Board Member, World View

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Charlie Precourt as a Board Member at World View. Charlie will serve as an independent member of World View’s Board of Directors, as well as the Chairman of the company’s Technical Oversight Committee. As the company moves into...

McDermott + Bull Places Chief Operating Officer, World View

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Obie Jones as the Chief Operating Officer at World View. Obie will oversee all operations for World View’s manufacturing and supply chain operations. He will serve as one of the key executives as the company continues its...

McDermott + Bull Places Vice President of Human Resources, Dynamic Aerostructures

McDermott + Bull has successfully placed Theresa Johnson as Vice President of Human Resources at Dynamic Aerostructures. Theresa will set the human resources foundation as the company builds a new roll-up strategy to acquire machine shops that will support the...

Aerospace + Defense Industry Articles

Aerospace + Defense Industry Video Interviews

Zean Nielsen, CEO of Cirrus Aircraft, shares how a willingness to change industries and absorb information can lead to significant career development.
Jeff Knittel, CEO of Airbus Americas, shares how building an effective team can ultimately lead to personal career development and success.
Jack Pelton, CEO of EAA, reveals how to get noticed and prepare for an executive-level position.
Michael Amalfitano, CEO + President of Embraer, shares how outreach initiatives and committment to employee development set the company apart in a highly competitive .
David Coleal, President of Business Aircraft for Bombardier, reveals some of the tools and resources the company uses to maintain its workforce with increasingly competitive demand.
Derek Zimmerman, President of Aftermarket Services for Gulfstream, shares how the company’s investment in education programs results in a skilled workforce that fits the needs of the company.

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Jared Moriarty

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