January 2019 - Present ( 10 Months )
Greensboro, NC, USA
Provide executive aerospace experience to the state and local economic development entities in growing the aerospace industry cluster in the state and region.
January 2015 - Present ( 4 Years 10 Months )
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
The purpose of the company is dedicated to leveraging and connecting Mr. Reed’s extensive technical and managerial leadership to the aerospace/aviation industry. Specific capabilities of the company include consulting and executive insight that will successfully support the business plans of aerospace/aviation companies and suppliers around the world.
October 1988 - June 2000 ( 11 Years 8 Months )
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
• Co-owner of the company and Assistant to the President in all administrative and operational functions of the Company. • Responsible for all aspects of Aircraft Maintenance, Avionics, Propeller Overhaul, Piston Engine Overhaul, APU Overhaul, Landing Gear Overhaul, Line Service and General Aviation Operations. • Served as Vice President, Maintenance and Engineering for Piedmont’s FAR Part 121 Air Carrier operations known as PACE Airlines; included all maintenance requirements for PACE’s three Boeing 737 aircraft and over thirty-five turbine powered general aviation aircraft operated under FAR Part 135.
August 2000 - October 2014 ( 14 Years 2 Months )
Clemmons, NC, USA
Responsible for the complete management of the company’s design, manufacture, and repair of complex aircraft components and systems with operating facilities in Freeport, New York and Clemmons, North Carolina. Direct oversight of all Manufacturing & Operations, International Business relations, Sales & Business Development, Financial & Legal Transactions, Enterprise Safety and Risk Management, Purchasing & Negotiations, Product Design, Development & Qualification, P&L Management and Quality & Continuous Improvement. Transformational Leadership • Led year-over-year revenue and operating income growth with successful achievement of company business plan. • Implemented and directed cultural change from a tactical to strategic enterprise throughout operations and supply chain management. • Pioneered and led an entire lean manufacturing initiative focusing on key metrics, sustainable performance, profitability and customer satisfaction.
January 2016 - December 2017 ( 1 Year 11 Months )
Greensboro, NC, USA
Piedmont Aviation Component Services specializes in APU’s, Landing Gear and Machining, Plating and Grinding services. The company also provides extensive LRU and Accessory component services. With one of the finest independent maintenance facilities in the world, Piedmont provides component repair and overhaul services to valued clients around the globe.
1973 - 1977
Remain active and involved with the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and leadership.
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