Danny Kelly – Serves as President/CEO and is one of the three principals. He brings to the company 28 years of banking and financial expertise. He spent 13 years in Commercial Lending with Bank One before joining TPI Aviation as the CFO (1996-2000). He has since served as President and CEO of NTE Aviation. Mr. Kelly received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tom Villani – Serves as NTE's Executive Vice President of Sales and is one of the three principals. He brings to the company over 23 years of experience in the corporate and regional airline parts and engine trading. Mr. Villani has an Associates Degree in Business Administration.
Larry Watkins – Serves as Executive Vice President of Operations and is one of the three principals. He brings to the company over 30 years of turbine engine operations and maintenance management as well as material and engine trading.
Paul Baker – Serves as Vice President of International Operations based near London, England. He brings to the company more than 28 years of airframe and engine technical expertise, as well as aftermarket engine overhaul sales and support. He holds FAA Airframe and Powerplant License, British Airframe and Engine licenses and an HNC in Engineering. He is a full corporate Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Shawn Keith – Serves as Vice President of Parts Sales – Regional & Corporate Airline Programs. Shawn has over 16 years in the engine component manufacturing, repair and trading industry. He joins NTE after most recently serving as the Sales Manager for Pratt & Whitney Component Solutions where he was responsible for parts sales management for all product lines of aftermarket material.
Chris Arras – Serves as Vice President of Sales - Commercial Programs. He brings more than 13 years of aviation experience to NTE Aviation. Prior to joining NTE Chris spent time with Delavan and Howmet. He holds a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Chris Kelly – Serves as Vice President of Information Technology. He brings to the company 27 years of Information Technology experience. Prior to NTE Aviation, Chris spent 13 years with IBM Global Services, followed by 8 years of Internet/Information Technology leadership in the Real Estate, Hospitality, and Electronics Industries. Chris received his Bachelors of Arts in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas at Austin.