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About Us | Leadership Team

William J. Hinski | Vice President / General Manager Glenn R. Kollett | Senior Executive Advisor
Bill Hinski, Vice President - General Manager of Harter Aerospace, has more than 40 years of managerial and technical experience in the Aerospace industry. Bill has been successful in generating growth and implementing highly effective strategies throughout his career in the aerospace industry. As previous owner and CEO of Harter Aerospace Bill is a respected leader. He has developed a highly effective team of employees who continue to embrace and implemented changes necessary to deliver proven results year over year. Mr. Hinski began his career with the former Garrett Airline Services Division, which is now part of Honeywell Aerospace. He worked for Telair, a Division of Teleflex Inc and served as President of AerLink, Inc.  His credentials include licenses as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic and Private Pilot. He holds a degree in Business Administration.

  Mr. Kollett has served in extensive leadership roles over the past 20+ years including development and execution of business strategy, operational excellence, advanced value driven engineering management and development, domestic and international sales and marketing, supply chain management and Lean / Continuous Improvement. Mr. Kollett has comprehensive technical experience in various value driven disciplines including DER repair and PMA development as well as broad based leadership experience and achievement in business growth and integration strategies, including formation and growth of complimentary corporations.
Mitchell E. Ellis | Director, Sales Operations Bradley K. Smith | Director of Operations
Mr. Ellis has over 38 years of management and technical experience in the Aerospace industry. He has held executive and senior management positions in Operations, Sales and Customer Service. Mitch began his commercial career with Teijin Seiki/Nabtesco as the Repair Station/Manufacturing Manager and Product Support Manager. In 1999, he started with Aerotron AirPower, Inc. as the Repair Station Manager, General Manager and finally, Director of Customer Service and Program Manager after the acquisition by Fokker. Mr. Ellis started with Harter Aerospace in 2009 as the V.P. of Sales/Marketing and Customer Service and was instrumental in their growth through acquisition by HEICO in early 2015. Mr. Ellis currently serves as the Director of Sales Operations.   Since joining Harter in 2004, Mr. Smith has served in leadership roles in several departments, including Engineering, Operations and Quality. Most recently, as Director of Engineering, he was responsible for growing Harter’s commercial, regional and business aircraft capabilities, as well as managing new product development, DER repair generation and shop support. With his MRO experience, including both DER and PMA development, Mr. Smith ensures Harter holds a competitive edge by implementing cost-saving products and services for its airline and MRO customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Arizona State University.

 

Charles R. Kollett | Chief Engineer  
Mr. Kollett has over 40 years of analytical and engineering experience in commercial and military aircraft, systems and avionics, including 23 years of major OEM Engineering and Repair/Overhaul Support. In addition to a wide background in commercial aircraft flight hardware, he is considered an industry expert in the analysis and design of advanced Test Systems and Gas Turbine Engine Test Cells. Mr. Kollett was the President of Falcon AeroSystems, a company specializing in Aviation Consulting as well as Test Cell System design and integration for major Airlines worldwide. His credentials include an extensive education in various engineering disciplines and a Private Pilot rating.
 
     

 

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