December 16, 2020
DALLAS, TX – Brad Orr has joined King Aerospace, Inc. (KAI) as senior capture manager. He will continue to be based in Niceville, FL. Most recently, he provided business development and program management for Vertex Aerospace in Crestview, FL.
“Brad comes to us as an accomplished leader who has served in mission critical roles supporting our industry customers,” says Greg Mitchell, vice president of government services for King Aerospace, Inc. “He has a servant leadership mindset that makes him a great fit for our team and culture.”
King Aerospace’s strong culture and Cornerstone Principles of respect, honesty and proactive problem solving attracted Orr to his new role. “These principles ensure we remain focused on the mission, while earning our customers’ approval,” says Orr. “I look forward to working closely with the team and collectively growing King Aerospace’s already impressive sphere of influence.”
As senior capture manager, Orr will help develop, oversee and accomplish King Aerospace’s business development strategies. That includes everything from identifying and pursuing opportunities to leading bid and proposal activities – all while demonstrating the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.
KAI is a global operation that serves the U.S. military and government to deliver responsive aircraft maintenance and logistics support in some of the world’s most hostile, remote and harsh locations. It operates facilities at Biggs Army Airfield, El Paso, TX; Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM; Camp Humphreys, South Korea; and 24/7 logistics outposts around the world.
“King Aerospace has a long, distinguished history of providing exceptional military and commercial aircraft maintenance support services,” says Orr. “I consider it a privilege to build upon this legacy and to now be part of the King Aerospace family.”
Orr served more than 22 years in the U.S. Air Force with his most recent role as director of operations at Little Rock Air Force Base. He earned a master of science degree in operations management at the University of Arkansas and a bachelor’s in industrial technology at Southern Illinois University. He holds a Professional Managers Certification from the U.S. Air Force, a Federal Aviation Administration Airframe & Powerplant license, and a General Radiotelephone Operator License with Maritime Radar from the FCC Federal Communications Commission.
KAI’s sister company, King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC) is a leading one-stop provider of aircraft services with offices and facilities in Dallas, TX, and Ardmore, OK. KACC is a GE OnPoint™ service center and specializes in avionics design/installation, interior design/refurbishment, engineering services, maintenance and paint. Founded in 1992, King Aerospace is a privately owned company focused on customer and team member satisfaction.