Chief Executive Officer
Sharon has more than 35 years of experience including leadership roles in operations, finance, and management. Additionally, she commands an extensive understanding of the aviation industry with prior C-level roles at The Memphis Group. She served as the Chief Executive Officer for GECAS’ Materials business, a premier distributor of airframe and engine components. Sharon earned her MBA from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Mississippi.
Chief Commercial Officer
Stefan has over 25 years of aviation sales leadership experience. Most recently he served for 7 years as Chief Commercial Officer for GECAS’ Materials business, a premier distributor of commercial airframe and engine components. Prior to GECAS, Stefan held senior sales leadership roles with AerSale, GA Telesis and VAS Aero Services. Stefan attended North East Surrey College of Technology earning a GNVQ3 in European Business & Finance.
Chief Financial Officer
Derrick Doud has over 30 years of experience in both public and private equity companies in key financial positions and most recently as the CFO. He has a proven track record of restructuring financial and business information teams to support the transformation in operations and business growth. Prior to joining Unical, Derrick was CFO of HMT, leader in above ground storage tank solutions. Prior to HMT, Derrick served as the CFO for Express Energy Service, an oil and gas service company. Derrick started his career at the Sherwin-Williams Company.
Derrick holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Central Michigan University. He became a Certified Public Accountant in 1992.
Chief Operating Officer
David is a determined leader with an extensive 34-year career in the aviation industry. Most recently, Mr. Vollrath served as the President and CEO for Safran Power USA, LLC where he was responsible for three operational sites and 800 team members, which included OE and MRO operations. Prior to Safran Mr. Vollrath held roles as Business Unit Director, Parker Aerospace; Director of Customer Support and Aftermarket Services, DRS Training and Control Systems; Senior Manager, Aftermarket Services and Customer Support for Rolls-Royce and Senior Manager, Technical Operations and Engine Management for American Trans Air. David holds a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and holds a degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Vincennes University and an active A&P license.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Kim has over 25 years of extensive and diverse experience in human resources and operations management, holding HR leadership positions at companies like GE, Thermo Fisher Scientific, CNH Industrial and others. She has shaped high-performing teams through executable strategies that motivate individuals and teams to drive positive financial impacts. Kim earned her MBA in International Business from Webster University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology Education from Southeast Missouri State University.
Chief Information Officer
Jennifer has over 30 years of Information Technology experience including over 20 years of experience in the industrial manufacturing space. She has held various leadership roles at Fortune 500, publicly-traded, and privately held companies with global reaches. She has successfully positioned companies to become a leader in technology, modernizing internal and external applications, architectures, and infrastructures. Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurship from University of Miami.
SVP, Asset Management
Conrad has over 33 years of experience in the aviation industry including recent roles as the SVP of Strategic Material & Asset Management at AJW Group where he led commercial and asset management as well as MRO operations. Previously Conrad held roles as the Commercial Manager for APPH Group in the ACRS/Skybrakes 145 company where he managed customer demand planning for commercial wheels, brakes & hydraulics, and Sales Director at Flightspares Ltd. His background includes successfully optimizing inventories, streamlining operational costs and strategic planning and coordination of aircraft parts to support customer commercial and operational needs.
SVP, Sales - Americas
David has been in the aviation industry for over 25 years with deep domain experience in sales, product line management, whole asset acquisitions, purchasing, programs, leasing, repairs, and operations. David has previously held senior roles within Volvo Aero Services, Alaris Aerospace, GA Telesis and Regional one.
SVP, Asia Pacific
Rong has over 28 years of aviation experience in a wide range of fields including MRO, supply chain, quality, lean management, sales operations, marketing, and business development. Rong started her career with Ameco-Beijing, a joint venture between Air China and Lufthansa, and joined Unical in 2013. Rong served 6 years as head of Unical sales operations and is currently the SVP of sales over the APAC region. Rong earned her Master’s of Commerce in International Professional Accounting, certified by the University of New South Wales, Australia, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technical German from Shanghai Tongji University. Rong is a Certified ACCA affiliate and Certified Purchasing Manager.
Brice joined Unical Aviation in 2008 and is responsible for providing leadership and guidance to the entire warehouse operations. Since the start of his career at Unical, Brice has ensured the highest quality standards in employee safety, product conformity, inventory management and parts distribution for Unical’s global customers. Prior to joining Unical, Brice was a senior manager for the fifth largest American multinational warehouse retailer for 13 years.
SVP, Sales EMEA
Pete began his commercial life as a management consultant specializing in process efficiency, service provisioning and business function streamlining across many industries globally. He was both Commercial Director and Managing Director at P3 Aviation where he focused in harvesting ‘nose to tail’ components from both narrow and widebody aircraft working internationally with aircraft lessors, operators, owners, MRO's, investors around the world very successfully for 10 years. Most recently Pete was Vice President of Business Development EMEA first for Killick Aerospace in Dublin, and then APOC Aviation in Rotterdam. He boasts an impressive almost 20 years of extensive aviation experience in developing innovative programs and provisioning solutions for airline, MRO, OEM and lessor customers.
SVP, Engine Program
Darrell is an experienced aviation professional with over 30 years of experience in aviation maintenance and the aftermarket. His experience was built from the ground up when he worked as a A&P Mechanic, Quality Inspector, Project Engineer, Sr. Power Plant Engineer (DER), Customer Service Manager, Director, Strategic Development and VP of Materials & Distributions, VP Product & Technical Services and VP Commercial-Operations. Darrell holds an MBA/Aviation and BS Aviation Maintenance Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Jason Richards is an aviation executive with more than 30 years of aerospace maintenance experience and a successful track record of leadership at MROs. In 2017, Jason joined Unical MRO, as Director of Maintenance where he guided the expansion of its MRO capabilities and its significant growth before moving to his role as General Manager of Unical MRO.
Nick has over 15 years of experience in the 145/MRO aviation industry, developing high performing MRO operations through lean initiatives, operational excellence, and a focus on process efficiencies. Nick has previously held senior leadership roles with GA Telesis, Velocity Aerospace, and AllClear Repair Services. Nick holds both a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and also a Master of Science in Engineering Management fromFlorida International University. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified.