Precise Flight's Leadership Team

Leading the Aviation Industry into the Next Generation of Safety and Performance.

For the past 37 years, Precise Flight has earned a reputation as an innovative, reliable supplier to all segments of the aviation industry. As our company approaches its 40th anniversary, Precise Flight's leadership team is developing the next generation of products and systems to make flying safer and the business of flying more profitable. In addition to innovation, quality, and reliability, Precise Flight's leadership team is steadfastly committed to providing our customers with the best customer service in the aviation industry. Customer service is the foundation of Precise Flight's culture, and each member of our leadership team cultivates our culture of excellent customer service on a daily basis. 

Meet the Precise Flight Leadership Team

 

  

Doug La Placa, CEO 

As the Chief Executive Officer of Precise Flight, Doug is responsible for the growth, profitability, and comprehensive success of the company. Doug works closely with Precise Flight's leadership team to continually enhance Precise Flight's culture of QUALITY, CUSTOMER SERVICE, and INNOVATION. Prior to joining Precise Flight, Doug served as a CEO in the economic development industry, working with cities to maximize their economies. Doug can be contacted at doug.laplaca@preciseflight.com

     
 

Scott Greenstone, CFO

As the Chief Financial Officer of Precise Flight, Scott is responsible for the company’s comprehensive financial strategy and fiscal management. Scott is a licensed CPA with prior experience at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Prior to joining Precise Flight, Scott served in a variety of financial leadership roles in public accounting and financial consulting. In the aviation industry, Scott has established himself as an expert on the financial implications of bird strikes. Scott can be contacted at scott.greenstone@preciseflight.com

     
 

 

Bill Hoback, Director of Sales

As Director of Sales, Bill is responsible for designing and implementing Precise Flight’s global sales strategy. Prior to joining Precise Flight, Bill worked for Cessna in a variety of roles, including assembly, quality, flight line, customer service, and special projects. Under Bill's leadership, the Precise Flight Sales Department provides superior customer service and attention to detail that our OEM and aftermarket customers have told us are the best in the industry. Bill can be contacted at bill.hoback@preciseflight.com.

 

     
 

Kelly Jenkins, Marketing Director

As the Marketing Director for Precise Flight, Kelly is responsible for the company's marketing presence and public relations. Kelly brings marketing, PR and communications experience from her background in aviation, healthcare and non-profit/public sector. Kelly can be contacted at kelly.jenkins@preciseflight.com

     
 

Tracy McChesney, Director of Purchasing and Materials

As the Director of Purchasing and Materials, Tracy is responsible for all aspects of materials flow, planning, and supply chain management. Tracy has been a member of the Precise Flight team for fifteen years working in Inventory Control, OEM Sales Support, Planning, and Fulfillment. This diversity within the organization has given Tracy a customer first approach which is promoted and filtered down throughout our supply chain. Tracy can be contacted at tracy.mcchesney@preciseflight.com

     
 

Aja Lillibridge, Director of Quality Assurance

As the Director of Quality Assurance for Precise Flight, Aja is responsible for the company's overall quality management system, repair station, and issuing airworthiness approvals. Aja has worked for Precise Flight for nine years and is responsible for ensuring adherence to all Federal Regulations and compliance with ISO quality accreditation standards. With her extensive experience in Quality and Repair Station management, Aja has become a respected leader amongst her peers in the aviation industry. Aja can be contacted at aja.lillibridge@preciseflight.com

     
 

Adam Robirts, Director of Operations and Production

As Precise Flight's Director of Operations and Production, Adam is responsible for ensuring the highest level of production and on-time delivery for Precise Flight's customers. Adam is skilled in project management, quality control, prototype machining and design, and 3D printing. Adam joined Precise Flight in 2006 and is experienced in all aspects of the production process as well as Research and Development. He is trained in the Principles of Lean Management and is committed to ensuring that Precise Flight's production environment is efficient and meets the most stringent standards of production and manufacturing. Adam can be reached at adam.robirts@preciseflight.com

 

Precise Flight's Engineering Team

As a company founded on innovation and precision, Precise Flight's engineering team drives the company forward by developing new products and designing systems that exceed the expectations of our customers. Our full-service engineering team consists of industry leaders who specialize in each discipline of aviation engineering. Adding to Precise Flight's engineering expertise, Precise Flight proudly partners with Innoviator Flight Science, a comprehensive aviation engineering and certification group to truly offer the fullest scope of engineering services possible.

 

  

Katherine Kwaterski, Director of Engineering and Innovation

As Precise Flight’s Director of Engineering and Innovation, Katherine is responsible for the company's comprehensive engineering services. Additionally, Katherine oversees Precise Flight's robust Research and Development Team, and serves as Precise Flight's in-house DER. Prior to joining Precise Flight, Katherine was a Team Lead at Boeing Commercial Aircraft for 10 years in the flight controls division. Katherine graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering. Katherine can be contacted at katherine.kwaterski@preciseflight.com.

     
 

Jeff Durr, Product Development Engineer

Jeff is the Product Development Engineer at Precise Flight. He has been with Precise Flight for 10 years. Prior to joining Precise Flight, Jeff worked for Intel Corporation for 26 years as a Senior Engineer and Manager developing hardware and software based products. Jeff graduated from Oregon Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Electronics Engineering Technology.

     
 

Steve Marsan, Principal/DTA & Structures DER, Innoviator Flight Science

Steve is the primary focal for mechanical system design standards and manages certification at Innoviator. Steve founded Innoviator in 2007 and has provided FAA certification and engineering for airline operators, MRO, VIP conversions, ISR C4, and more. Before founding Innoviator, he worked in structural engineering for Northwest Airlines and Fedex. Steve has been a DER since 1992 and has authorized over 18,000 unique repairs, alterations, and STCs. He is an experienced machinist, a certified A&P mechanic, and pilot. Steve is part 23 and 25 certified in structures, DTA, and test witnessing.

     
 

Jeff Owens, Electrical Systems & Engineering Manager, Innoviator Flight Science

Jeff is the primary focal for all Electrical System design standards and best practices for Innoviator. He has a strong background in aircraft electrical system design, load & EWIS analyses and has integrated systems in hundreds of military and civilian aircraft. Jeff has extensive experience as a liaison engineer in addition to ground and flight test validation support. He has led the completion and documentation of more than 20 comprehensive electrical design packages in support of FAA and EASA STC’s.

     
 

Zach Kaufman, Certification & Structural Engineering, Innoviator Flight Science

Zach is a 2012 graduate of The Ohio State University in Mechanical Engineering. Zach started as a Co-Op working for Innoviator in 2011 and completed a breadth of aircraft DTA’s, classical static analysis/reports and mechanical designs in Solidworks. He has produced several Finite Element Models using FEMAP/NASTRAN and has been working a variety of stress projects under the direction of senior staff.

     

 

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