Industry: Aviation + Aerospace

McDermott + Bull’s Aviation + Aerospace Practice operates on a global level, serving leading companies in aerospace and defense, general, and commercial aviation. The Aviation + Aerospace 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 Brent Lamb, formerly of Northrop Grumman, Michael Finegold, and Tori Leets, who have worked on executive recruitment engagements for some of the industry’s leading organizations worldwide.

McDermott + Bull Places General Manager for King Aerospace

McDermott + Bull has placed Wayne Jamroz as the General Manager of the Ardmore facility for King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC), a global leader serving corporate and VIP aircraft. As the company experiences major growth, Jamroz will play a crucial role in...

McDermott + Bull Places Managing Director for Cirrus Aircraft

McDermott + Bull has placed Jonah Santom as the Managing Director of Cirrus Aircraft’s new Service Center in McKinney, Texas. The McKinney operation will serve as Cirrus’ flagship headquarters for their high-end service centers that serve Cirrus Aircraft owners...

McDermott + Bull Places General Manager for Bombardier

McDermott + Bull has placed David Pearman as the General Manager of the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Service Center for Bombardier Business Aircraft, one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers and service providers. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood facility serves as...

McDermott + Bull Places VP, Quality for Panasonic Avionics Corporation

McDermott + Bull has placed Saba Shibberu as the Vice President of Quality for Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communications systems. Shibberu is an engineer by trade who has gone on to be a dynamic Quality...

McDermott + Bull Places VP, HR for PCC Aerostructures

McDermott + Bull has placed 20-year change management and talent acquisition veteran, Bill Kofahl, as the new Vice President of Human Resources for Precision Castparts Corporation (“PCC”) Aerostructures, headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. Kofahl will have dual...

McDermott + Bull Places Head of Procurement for Panasonic Avionics Corporation

McDermott + Bull has placed Nicholas Lanigan as the Head of Procurement for Panasonic Avionics Corporation, the world’s leading supplier of inflight entertainment and communications systems. Nicholas Lanigan comes to Panasonic with over a decade of strong leadership...

McDermott + Bull Places Executive Vice President, Engineering for Safran

McDermott + Bull has placed Tony Vaughan as the Executive Vice President, Engineering for Safran Cabin, a subsidiary of the $21 billion aerospace and defense conglomerate, Safran Group. Vaughan will report directly to Norman Jordan, CEO of Safran Cabin, and will be...

McDermott + Bull Places Executive Vice President, Strategic Purchasing + Supply Chain for Safran

McDermott + Bull has placed Grant Church as the Executive Vice President, Strategic Purchasing and Supply Chain for Safran Cabin, a subsidiary of the $21 billion aerospace and defense conglomerate, Safran Group. Church will report directly to Norman Jordan, CEO of...

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The Digital Transformation

The Digital Transformation

“Digital Transformation” is a term that we hear thrown around quite often these days. As we hear the hype about The 4th Industrial Revolution, leaders in every industry are developing innovative solutions to improve the way we work and live. Companies around the globe...

Aviation + Aerospace 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. 

Our Team

Rod McDermott

Rod McDermott

Co-Founder + CEO

Jared Moriarty

Jared Moriarty

Managing Director

Brent Lamb

Brent Lamb

Vice President

Michael Finegold

Michael Finegold

Director

Tori Leets

Tori Leets

Marketing Coordinator

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