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NORDAM embraces the servant-leadership management philosophy, emphasizing these principles:

  • Build on strength
  • Blaze the trail
  • Raise the bar
  • Upend the pyramid
  • Run to great purpose

Click below for more information on our leaders and Board of Directors.

Meredith Siegfried Madden was appointed chief executive officer of NORDAM, one of the world’s largest independently owned aerospace companies, in July of 2011. 

Prior to becoming CEO, she was chief operating officer, then president, responsible for all repair and manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

Earlier, she was vice president of NORDAM’s Repair Group; vice president of Global Sales and Marketing; and vice president of NORDAM International. 

Since joining the company in 1999, she has been based in Tulsa, Okla. and has spent considerable time at NORDAM’s facilities in the United Kingdom and Singapore.

Siegfried has played a key role in transforming NORDAM into the global aerospace entity that it is today. 

Before her tenure with NORDAM, she was a senior consultant on mergers and acquisitions, corporate recovery services and financial advisory with Arthur Andersen’s Global Corporate Finance Group.

Board Memberships Organizations Education
NORDAM United Way – Tulsa Area 2014 Campaign, Team Leader for Aerospace, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Port and Transportation Divisions Master of Business Administration - University of Chicago
Erickson Air-Crane, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAC) Tulsa Charity Flight Night Business Administration degree in Finance - Notre Dame
SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Aspen Institute, Henry Crown Fellowship, 2011-2013
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Okla. Governor’s Delegation to China (2004)  
Aerospace Industries Association    
Tulsa Community Foundation Board of Trustees    
Tulsa Airport Authority Board of Trustees (8 years past board member, five years as chairman)    
World Travel Services, LLC    

 

Ken Lackey is chairman of the board. He joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer in July 2001 and was elected president and chief operating officer in November of that year. The following April, he was appointed chief executive officer and president of NORDAM and in October 2005, he became chairman and chief executive officer.

Prior to joining NORDAM, Lackey served as president of The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and senior vice president of the OU System from July 1999 to July 2001 and was a member of Governor Frank Keating's administration, serving as his chief of staff from February 1997 to July 1999.  From 1995 to 1997, he served as the Oklahoma Cabinet secretary of health and human services. Before his service in state government, Lackey held the position of president of Flint Industries, a privately-owned, international company with interests in oil and gas services, manufacturing and commercial construction. Earlier, he held management positions with Skelly Oil (NYSE) and Kin-Ark Corporation (ASE). He serves as a director and chairman of the compensation committee for Matrix Services Company (NASD), an advisory director for Commerce Bankshares, a director of the Community Hospitals Authority, a director of the Tulsa Community College Foundation, and as a director and member of the audit committee for AAON, Inc. (NASD)

He is a past chairman of the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Lackey earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer from 1967-1969.

Mr. Lackey is married and has one daughter.

T. Hastings Siegfried is corporate vice chairman; COO Asia Pacific, Transparency, International JV’s & NEL.

As vice chairman, he directs NORDAM initiatives and committees responsible for the development of NORDAM’s Board of Directors, company policies, ethics, regulatory compliance and company bylaws. He also serves as chairman of the board’s Governance Committee.

In his role as chief operating officer of NORDAM’s Transparency Group, he oversees the division’s operations, manufacturing, sales and technical services for aviation transparency products globally which includes, helicopter, general aviation, commercial and military.

Serving as the chief operating officer of NORDAM’s Asia Pacific and India-based customers and strategies, he draws upon his considerable knowledge and background in aviation repair services within the region.

Throughout his career, he has taken an active role to represent NORDAM in the community, in government relations and in aviation industry organizations. He has served as chairman of the State Chamber of Oklahoma and serves on the board of directors for General Aviation Manufacturing Association (GAMA). Siegfried has also served on the boards of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA); Tulsa Chapter of the American Red Cross; Boy Scouts of America; the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Tulsa Area United Way.

Likewise, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin appointed him to the boards of the Office of Juvenile Affairs and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, where he served as chairman and vice chairman to those organizations, respectively.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., Siegfried began his career by serving the community as a Tulsa Police officer. He joined NORDAM in 1997 and continues his involvement in supporting law enforcement and public safety organizations.

Mike Hughett is chief financial officer for NORDAM, leading the company’s global finance initiatives with responsibilities including financial reporting, treasury and capital structuring, financial planning and analysis, corporate development and performance measurement. Previously, he served in the position of vice president and corporate controller for NORDAM.

Hughett joined NORDAM in 1998 as director of financial planning and analysis, advancing to director of finance for the Tulsa-based Repair division in 2000, and later to director of finance for the company’s global Repair operation, adding locations in Wales, UK and Singapore to those already under his direction.

Prior to joining the company, he advanced through a series of progressively responsible accounting roles during 12 years with Linear Films / Atlantis Plastics, Inc. in Tulsa, Okla., and Atlanta, GA. He began his career as a senior auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co., also in Tulsa.

A certified public accountant, Hughett holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Neb.

Dave Whitten is senior vice president, sales, marketing and strategy. He oversees sales for all divisions of NORDAM, assists in merger and acquisition activities, and is a member of NORDAM’s investment committee.

Whitten has 36 years of domestic and international work experience in engineering, program management, airline, and OEM sales and marketing. Prior to joining NORDAM, he spent nine years with Goodrich in aerospace marketing, sales and demand management.

He is a graduate of Georgia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and holds a Master of Business Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University.

He is married and has two sons.

Mike Bunney joined NORDAM in 2011 as senior vice president, support services, with responsibility for supply chain, information technology and human resources.

Bunney has more than 34 years of wide-ranging aerospace background, spanning negotiation of numerous, multimillion-dollar domestic and international contracts; implementation of new software platforms tailored to industry-specific applications; identification and development of employee strengths to foster professional growth; and much more.

He launched his aviation career as a mechanic with McDonnell Douglas, remaining with the company after it was acquired by Boeing. During his lengthy tenure there, Bunney served as general manager of a 1.9-million-square-foot rocket production facility in Decatur, Ala.; as chief of program management and site director for the company’s support of various military contracts in Oklahoma City, Okla.; and as director of 787 global logistics, based at Boeing’s Everett, Washington facility, where he was responsible for development of the Boeing Dreamlifter, one of the largest aircraft ever assembled and certified for use.

Immediately prior to his current position, Bunney was chief economic development officer for the City of Tulsa, where he served on the Mayor’s staff and the Boards of the Tulsa Airport Authority, Tulsa Industrial Authority, Tulsa Public Facilities Authority, and the Metropolitan Tulsa Transit Authority.

He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Tulsa and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oklahoma at Norman, Okla.

Bailey J. Siegfried is vice president, culture, communication and corporate responsibility, and is a member of the NORDAM Board of Directors, as well as the company’s investment committee.

In this role, he provides vision for the firm’s culture, including oversight of human resource functions; directs corporate communication, brand management, media, public and government relations; and leads the Office of Corporate Responsibility, focusing on corporate sustainability, stakeholder and community relations.

Siegfried also leads and directs the Siegfried STEM Initiative – a two-part effort, one through the non-profit Tulsa Flight Night (more on that below) and the other working directly through NORDAM – to inform, communicate, engage and inspire tomorrow’s future workforce to follow Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career paths. As part of this initiative, he personally leads NORDAM community outreach efforts via student, teacher and superintendent engagement tours of the company’s production facilities, including interactive learning and skill-development presentations that provide real-world insight into aerospace careers.

Appointed by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA), Siegfried serves as its treasurer and secretary. He belongs to the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF); and also is a member of the Swigert Society, a Space Foundation group that helps to make significant and innovative opportunities in space exploration a reality.

Along with several of his siblings, he sits on the Board of Directors for Tulsa Flight Night, a charity focused on STEM education programs that reach an estimated 100,000 children, parents and teachers annually. Designed to encourage future generations of science-literate, critical thinkers, these programs include annual drone and kite-design competitions; math mentorships; space week; a mobile Fab Lab (complete with 3D printers, laser cutters, and a 3-axis mill); and much more.

In the community, Siegfried serves on the Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business; the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Advisory Council; the St. John Health System Moral & Medical Ethics Committee; the Monte Cassino School Board of Directors; and is active in the Oklahoma State Chamber and the Oklahoma Governor’s Roundtable.

Siegfried holds both a bachelors and master’s degree in business from the University of Notre Dame.

Albert J. Givray joined NORDAM in 2012 as general counsel, with expertise spanning aviation-industry programs and strategic alliances, acquisitions and divestitures, licensing, finance, and intellectual property.

A partner with Denver-based Davis Graham and Stubbs LLP, Givray also is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, where he serves as chairman of the Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section and co-chairman for various legislative review committees.

He has been listed for several years in The Best Lawyers in America.

Givray holds a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School, where he graduated cum laude; an MBA from The Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University; and a B.S. with distinction from the Cornell University School of Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, Ithaca, N.Y.

J. Terrell Siegfried is assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for NORDAM, and is a member of the company’s board of directors and retirement advisory committee.

Prior to joining the company, Siegfried was a corporate attorney at Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., one of Oklahoma’s largest law firms, focusing on business transactions, bankruptcy, taxation, and trust and estate law. He continues to serve as Of Counsel with the firm.

As a lawyer, he has been named a ‘Rising Star’ three times by Oklahoma Super Lawyers in the areas of business and corporate practice areas, in 2010, 2013 and 2014. He was recognized as one of Tulsa’s Twenty New Leaders by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2010. In 2011, he was named to Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list, and in 2012 was included on the Tulsa Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list.

A past member of the University of Tulsa Scholarship Endowment committee, Siegfried is a member of TU’s President’s Council as well as the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Law. From 2009 to 2016, Siegfried served as board member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Newman Center at TU by appointment of the Bishop of the Tulsa Diocese, and was honorary co-chairman for the center’s 2014 Society Dinner.

Siegfried is a member of the Gilcrease Museum National Board; has been co-chairman of the Gilcrease Rendezvous and Collector’s Reserve art exhibitions and art sales; and is a past committee member of the American Art in Miniature exhibit and art show. He is a founding member of the board of directors for Tulsa Charity Flight Night, a charitable organization benefiting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

Siegfried holds a juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He attended the University of Tulsa on a football scholarship, was elected by his teammates as a captain of the team, and earned a bachelor’s of business administration in management and a minor in marketing in 2002.

Jodi L. Hackler is vice president, Ethics and Compliance. Tasked with maintaining the company’s enduring ethical culture, she expertly guides adherence to legal and regulatory requirements and helps other leaders sustain the organizational commitment to integrity.

She came to NORDAM in 2011 as director, Compliance and Integrity. Prior to that, she held controller posts with Laredo Petroleum and Flint Energy Services and spent more than 12 years in positions of advancing responsibility with IBM Business Consulting Services, all in Tulsa, Okla.

Hackler is a certified compliance and ethics professional (CCEP), a certified public accountant (CPA) and certified Six Sigma green belt. She holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., and is married with four children.

John Clawson is vice president and general manager of the Nacelle & Thrust Reverser Systems division.

He joined NORDAM in 1995 as a design engineer and has held positions of increasing authority since that time, including project engineer for the Hawker 4000 IPPS Program; engineering and program manager for the F2000EX IPPS Program; value stream manager for the Pratt & Whitney product line; and director of operations.

In 2004, Clawson earned the Nacelle & Thrust Reverser Systems Division Leadership Award.

Prior to joining the company, he was a senior design engineer for Lockheed Martin Aero & Naval Systems. His career also has spanned positions with McDonnell Douglas Aircraft and Boeing Military Airplane Company.

Clawson holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla, Mo.

Phil Marshall is vice president and general manager for the Interiors & Structures Division and the Repair Division, with direct responsibility to provide superior results for NORDAM’s business jet and commercial customers. 

Marshall joined the company from United Launch Alliance, where he was vice president of production operations, overseeing a successful consolidation of operations in Decatur, Ala. Prior to that, he was a site lead and general manager for Boeing facilities in both Decatur and Pueblo, Colo., positions in which he led industrial engineering, manufacturing, final assembly, and testing of Delta II and Delta IV launch vehicle components, including the first Delta II booster and transition to production of the 7925 vehicle.

Other past career positions include manager of product support and program manager for Boeing’s C-17 program, and engineering posts with Northrop Aircraft and Teledyne Waterpik.

He served on the Calhoun Community College Foundation Board of Directors, the Decatur City Schools Foundation Board, and was a member of the Board of Trustees for Parkway Medical Center in Decatur. He also was part of Leadership Alabama class of 2008.

Marshall is a graduate of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering. 

Jeff Chalupa is vice president, program management and operations, for the NORDAM Nacelle & Thrust Reverser Systems Division.

Chalupa joined NORDAM in 2007 in a management capacity and later served as senior director of global engineering and quality for the company’s Repair division.

His career has spanned posts as a site operations and Six Sigma black belt leader for Honeywell and as a principle engineer with Pratt & Whitney.

Chalupa holds a Master of Science in engineering and technology management and a Master of Business Administration, both from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.; and a bachelor of science in manufacturing engineering technology from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla.

Jim Thompson is vice president, quality and technology, overseeing development of new products to meet customer requirements as well as the ongoing technical support of current production and legacy propulsion system products over their operational life cycles. His responsibilities include organization design and development, project management, development of enabling technologies, and departmental performance to customer and company business objectives.

Prior to joining The NORDAM Group, Inc. in November 2005, Mr. Thompson held a variety of technical and business management positions of increasing responsibility. From 1996 to 2005, he was employed by Garrett Aviation Services, a subsidiary of General Electric Company. At Garrett, he was the director of program development responsible for translation of strategic initiatives to business and technical programs. He was subsequently appointed vice president and general manager of the Van Nuys, California, aircraft maintenance and avionics/interior completion business. In 2001, Mr. Thompson was appointed vice president of programs and technology leading engineering and product development for all Garrett Aviation divisions. He was employed by Rohr Inc. (now Goodrich Aerostructures) from 1985 to 1996 in the capacity of program general manager/airbus programs and, ultimately, as manager of new business development.

Mr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Science, industrial technology, manufacturing degree from California State University, Long Beach, Calif., and a master's degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Calif. Mr. Thompson is also a certified Six Sigma green belt.

Steve McLarty is vice president of sales for the North and Latin American regions, leading all aftermarket sales activity in these areas for both the domestic sales and military sales teams.

McLarty joined NORDAM in 1989 in the Repair division's helicopter marketing group and has served in a variety of sales positions within the airlines sales organization.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Okla.

Alain Poupin joined NORDAM in 1992 to launch the Toulouse, France, office and develop the aircraft manufacturers, airlines and maintenance centers business in Europe. Officing in Toulouse, he was promoted to vice president of Europe, Middle East and Africa, overseeing seven offices across the region. Prior to joining NORDAM, he served in various management positions for Dassault Aviation and Airbus.

Poupin is a chartered aeronautical engineer. He is married and has two daughters.

Marc Overton is vice president of business development and oversees the NORDAM Repair Group sales efforts in the commercial OEM market as well as developing additional aftermarket strategies. 

Overton joined NORDAM in 1993 as a regional director of marketing and sales and served in a variety of business development roles, including director of NORDAM's regional airline sales, global lease return program and the PRISM exhaust component product line. He also served as the vice president of business aviation sales with business aircraft manufacturing sales responsibilities.

Prior to joining NORDAM, Overton spent six years with Ten Cate Aerospace and Perkins Plastics in the sales and business development areas. He has a bachelor's degree in business aviation from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Brian Schlegel is vice president, supply chain management for NORDAM, leading global procurement, inventory planning, transportation, and logistics efforts across all divisions.

Prior to joining the company as director of supply chain for the Repair division in 2009, Schlegel served in a similar role for GE Aviation’s Americas division. His career also includes past positions as director of general operations, and later as site leader, for Goodrich Lighting Systems.

Schlegel holds a Master of Science in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., and a Bachelor of Science in finance from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn.

Tim Jackson is vice president, information technology. An IT and business visionary, he drives robust architecture and infrastructure solutions for all technology-based systems across the organization.

Previously, Jackson was infrastructure services director, a post that followed a series of increasingly senior positions since his hiring as a system administrator in 1997. Prior to his NORDAM tenure, Jackson worked as a computer consultant and finance manager.

A United Way Key Club member, he volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Special Olympics and coaches little league baseball and basketball.

Jackson earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla.

Joel R. Dougherty is vice president of Human Resources and Organizational Development. With more than 16 years of human resources experience, his expertise includes employee relations, staffing, communication planning, process management, leadership development and culture-changing initiatives. He supports all levels of the organization from frontline employee to executive leadership.

Recognized for his ability to integrate seemingly competing goals and needs, his approach balances the work environment, the people and the impact on the bottom line. He has applied his passion for aligning learning and organizational effectiveness with business requirements across various industries, including aerospace, energy, manufacturing, restaurant and the military. His areas of focus include training curriculum and delivery, organizational design, executive coaching, people-resource management and leading change.

Dougherty consistently has been selected to run special projects beyond human resources, managing budgets up to $5M. These roles have included leading the change management effort for information technology implementations and a facility optimization, overseeing the safety and security function for NORDAM and working as a consultant outside of the company.

He has shared his knowledge with various non-profit organizations and boards, and serves as a human resources officer in the United States Navy Reserve. In addition to several certifications in learning and leadership development and personality tools, Dougherty holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Arts in industrial/organizational psychology from The University of Tulsa, both in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Lee K. Simpson joined NORDAM in 2005.

Prior to joining NORDAM, Simpson was a partner in an Oklahoma City law firm and later became Of Counsel with a firm with offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Her work with these firms consisted of oil and gas litigation and Corporation Commission regulatory matters, serving multiple Fortune 500 corporations.  Later, Simpson served as outside counsel to a large car rental corporation headquartered in Tulsa and other private clients, where she specialized in drafting, reviewing and negotiating marketing, technology, and service contracts and lease agreements, among other contracts.

Ms. Simpson received her Economics undergraduate degree and her juris doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma, graduating Order of the Coif.

Jamie Lane is vice president of strategy and business development, responsible for strategic planning, profitability enhancement and competitive intelligence. Since joining NORDAM in 2005, he has held various positions in the finance organization, most recently as treasurer and director of financial planning and analysis.

Previously, Lane held various finance positions during seven years with American Airlines; spent six years in operations management for Ecolab, a Fortune 500 specialty chemical manufacturer; and two years in engineering design and product development of pipeline components and accessories with Fibercast, a composite pipeline manufacturing company.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.

Lane is married and has a daughter and son.

Galen Deeds is vice president, engineering for the Nacelle and Thrust Reverser Systems Division.

Known for his strengths as a manager, communicator and team builder, he serves NORDAM as a change execution leader, responsible to ensure his group hits their mark for product durability, cost and schedule demands.

Deeds began his impressive career as a technician on the B-1 bomber program at Rockwell International and since has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility within the fields of aerospace design, engineering and management. Immediately prior to joining NORDAM, he oversaw engineering for GE Aircraft Engines’ Leading Edge Aviation Propulsion manufacturing programs, which entail 3-D printed fuel nozzles, carbon fiber fan blades and ceramic matrix composites.

He earned a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and a Master of Science in mechanical engineering, both from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Deeds also holds a private pilot’s license with multi-engine and instrument ratings, an airframe technician certificate, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Ken Lackey is chairman of the board. He joined the company as executive vice president and chief financial officer in July 2001 and was elected president and chief operating officer in November of that year. The following April, he was appointed chief executive officer and president of NORDAM and in October 2005, he became chairman and chief executive officer.

Prior to joining NORDAM, Lackey served as president of The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa and senior vice president of the OU System from July 1999 to July 2001 and was a member of Governor Frank Keating's administration, serving as his chief of staff from February 1997 to July 1999.  From 1995 to 1997, he served as the Oklahoma Cabinet secretary of health and human services. Before his service in state government, Lackey held the position of president of Flint Industries, a privately-owned, international company with interests in oil and gas services, manufacturing and commercial construction. Earlier, he held management positions with Skelly Oil (NYSE) and Kin-Ark Corporation (ASE). He serves as a director and chairman of the compensation committee for Matrix Services Company (NASD), an advisory director for Commerce Bancshares, a director of the Community Hospitals Authority, a director of the Tulsa Community College Foundation, and as a director and member of the audit committee for AAON, Inc. (NASD)

He is a past chairman of the Metropolitan Tulsa Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics, Lackey earned his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He served in the U.S. Army as an artillery officer from 1967-1969.

Mr. Lackey is married and has one daughter.

Meredith Siegfried Madden was appointed chief executive officer of NORDAM, one of the world’s largest independently owned aerospace companies, in July of 2011. 

Prior to becoming CEO, she was chief operating officer, then president, responsible for all repair and manufacturing operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. 

Earlier, she was vice president of NORDAM’s Repair Group; vice president of Global Sales and Marketing; and vice president of NORDAM International. 

Since joining the company in 1999, she has been based in Tulsa, Okla. and has spent considerable time at NORDAM’s facilities in the United Kingdom and Singapore.

Siegfried has played a key role in transforming NORDAM into the global aerospace entity that it is today. 

Before her tenure with NORDAM, she was a senior consultant on mergers and acquisitions, corporate recovery services and financial advisory with Arthur Andersen’s Global Corporate Finance Group.

Board Memberships Organizations Education
NORDAM United Way – Tulsa Area 2014 Campaign, Team Leader for Aerospace, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Port and Transportation Divisions Master of Business Administration - University of Chicago
Erickson Air-Crane, Inc. (NASDAQ: EAC) Tulsa Charity Flight Night Business Administration degree in Finance - Notre Dame
SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Aspen Institute, Henry Crown Fellowship, 2011-2013
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum Okla. Governor’s Delegation to China (2004)  
Aerospace Industries Association    
Tulsa Community Foundation Board of Trustees    
Tulsa Airport Authority Board of Trustees (8 years past board member, five years as chairman)    
World Travel Services, LLC    

 

Milann H. Siegfried is a registered nurse and community volunteer. She has served on or headed boards of a number of institutions, including the Tulsa Philharmonic, Tulsa Opera, Foundation for Excellence, and the American Academy of Physician and Patient.

Milann was the first female chairman of the board of Cascia Hall Preparatory School and St. John Medical Center. She has served on the National Committee for the Performing Arts, State Arts Council, Philbrook Art Museum, and was president and chairman of Gilcrease Museum. She was a trustee of the University of Portland (Oregon) and a trustee of the University of Tulsa. Milann was a member of the National Review Board, appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. She is the chairman of St. John Medical Center, a trustee of Eisenhower Medical Center - California, Footsteps Committee for the Order of Holy Cross Priests, the Papal Foundation, the ALS Advisory Committee of the Judith, and Jean Pape Adams Charitable Foundation.

Milann Siegfried is the widow of the late Ray Siegfried.

T. Hastings Siegfried is corporate vice chairman; COO Asia Pacific, Transparency, International JV’s & NEL.

As vice chairman, he directs NORDAM initiatives and committees responsible for the development of NORDAM’s Board of Directors, company policies, ethics, regulatory compliance and company bylaws. He also serves as chairman of the board’s Governance Committee.

In his role as chief operating officer of NORDAM’s Transparency Group, he oversees the division’s operations, manufacturing, sales and technical services for aviation transparency products globally which includes, helicopter, general aviation, commercial and military.

Serving as the chief operating officer of NORDAM’s Asia Pacific and India-based customers and strategies, he draws upon his considerable knowledge and background in aviation repair services within the region.

Throughout his career, he has taken an active role to represent NORDAM in the community, in government relations and in aviation industry organizations. He has served as chairman of the State Chamber of Oklahoma and serves on the board of directors for General Aviation Manufacturing Association (GAMA). Siegfried has also served on the boards of the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA); Tulsa Chapter of the American Red Cross; Boy Scouts of America; the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Tulsa Area United Way.

Likewise, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin appointed him to the boards of the Office of Juvenile Affairs and the Oklahoma Department of Corrections, where he served as chairman and vice chairman to those organizations, respectively.

A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., Siegfried began his career by serving the community as a Tulsa Police officer. He joined NORDAM in 1997 and continues his involvement in supporting law enforcement and public safety organizations.

Bailey J. Siegfried is vice president, culture, communication and corporate responsibility, and is a member of the NORDAM Board of Directors, as well as the company’s investment committee.

In this role, he provides vision for the firm’s culture, including oversight of human resource functions; directs corporate communication, brand management, and tradeshow presence as well as, media, public and government relations; and leads the Office of Corporate Responsibility, focusing on corporate sustainability, stakeholder and community relations.

Siegfried also leads and directs the Siegfried STEM Initiative – a two-part effort, one through the non-profit Tulsa Flight Night (more on that below) and the other working directly through NORDAM – to inform, communicate, engage and inspire tomorrow’s future workforce to follow Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) career paths.  As part of this initiative, he personally leads NORDAM community outreach efforts via student, teacher and superintendent engagement tours of the company’s production facilities, including interactive learning and skill-development presentations that provide real-world insight into aerospace careers.

Appointed by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA), Siegfried serves as its treasurer and secretary. He belongs to the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF); and also is a member of the Swigert Society, a Space Foundation group that helps to make significant and innovative opportunities in space exploration a reality.

Along with several of his siblings, he sits on the Board of Directors for Tulsa Flight Night, a charity focused on STEM education programs that reach an estimated 70,000 children, parents and teachers. Designed to encourage future generations of science-literate, critical thinkers, these programs include annual quadcopter and kite-design competitions; math mentorships; a mobile Fab Lab (complete with 3D printers, laser cutters, and a 3-axis mill); and much more.

In the community, Siegfried serves on the Advisory Council for the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and Gigot Entrepreneurship Center; the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; the Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance Advisory Council; the St. John Health System Moral & Medical Ethics Committee; the Monte Cassino School Board of Directors; and is active in the Oklahoma State Chamber and the Oklahoma Governor’s Roundtable.

Siegfried holds both a bachelors and master’s degree in business from the University of Notre Dame.

J. Terrell Siegfried is assistant general counsel and corporate secretary for NORDAM, and is a member of the company’s board of directors and retirement advisory committee.

Prior to joining the company, Siegfried was a corporate attorney at Hall, Estill, Hardwick, Gable, Golden & Nelson, P.C., one of Oklahoma’s largest law firms, focusing on business transactions, bankruptcy, taxation, and trust and estate law. He continues to serve as Of Counsel with the firm.

As a lawyer, he has been named a ‘Rising Star’ three times by Oklahoma Super Lawyers in the areas of business and corporate practice areas, in 2010, 2013 and 2014. He was recognized as one of Tulsa’s Twenty New Leaders by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in 2010. In 2011, he was named to Oklahoma Magazine’s 40 Under 40 list, and in 2012 was included on the Tulsa Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list.

A past member of the University of Tulsa Scholarship Endowment committee, Siegfried is a member of TU’s President’s Council as well as the Dean’s Advisory Board of the College of Law. From 2009 to 2016, Siegfried served as board member of St. Philip Neri Catholic Newman Center at TU by appointment of the Bishop of the Tulsa Diocese, and was honorary co-chairman for the center’s 2014 Society Dinner.

Siegfried is a member of the Gilcrease Museum National Board; has been co-chairman of the Gilcrease Rendezvous and Collector’s Reserve art exhibitions and art sales; and is a past committee member of the American Art in Miniature exhibit and art show. He is a founding member of the board of directors for Tulsa Charity Flight Night, a charitable organization benefiting STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education.

Siegfried holds a juris doctorate from the University of Notre Dame Law School. He attended the University of Tulsa on a football scholarship, was elected by his teammates as a captain of the team, and earned a bachelor’s of business administration in management and a minor in marketing in 2002.

Brian E. Barents co-founded Galaxy Aerospace Company LP and served as its chief executive officer, president and managing partner from 1997 to 2001. Gen. Barents served as chairman, chief executive officer and president of Learjet, Inc., from 1989 to 1996. From January 1987 to April 1989, he served as a senior executive at Toyota Motor Corporation. From 1976 to 1987, he served as a senior vice president of Cessna Aircraft Company.

Gen. Barents served in the U.S. Air Force and retired as brigadier general. He served as brigadier general of Air National Guard in the United States Air Force and Kansas Air National Guard.

He served as chairman of Galaxy Aerospace Company LP from 1996 to 1997. He serves as vice chairman of Aerion Corporation. Gen. Barents has been a director of Hawker Beechcraft Inc., a subsidiary of Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company LLC, since August 2007. He has been a director of CAE Inc. since 2005, Kaman Corp. since 1996 and Galaxy Aerospace Company since 1996.

He serves as a director of Eclipse Aerospace Corp. and NORDAM. He served as a director of Tristar Aerospace Co. since May 5, 1998. Gen. Barents served as director of Eclipse Aviation Corporation. He served as the chairman of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. He serves as a board member of the Flight Safety Foundation and a member of the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Lynn Brubaker began her aerospace career working for airlines, including Comair and Republic, which later became Northwest Airlines. In 1986 she broadened her experience by joining original equipment manufacturer McDonnell Douglas. In 1996, Allied Signal recruited her to the supplier side of the industry, where she served in a variety of management and executive positions.  Brubaker's career continued to flourish following the company's 1999 merger with Honeywell, where she also served as vice president, marketing, sales and sales support operations and vice president/general manager of its air transport and regional business.

Brubaker's career spans four major corporate mergers in the aerospace industry. She played key roles in negotiations, along with leading the arguments and processes through the Department of Justice and European Union regulatory authorities. Brubaker currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Wings Club, a leading non-profit aerospace organization; and the West Meadows Ditch Company. She also served on the Board of Cordiem, a business-to-business exchange.

A native of Ohio, Brubaker earned a bachelor's degree in education, physics and math and a Master of Business Administration in international trade and finance from the University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.

Bill Lobeck began his career in the daily car rental industry in Norfolk, Va. He created the first dealer repurchase program and established a special purpose leasing company which today are significant components of current automotive and daily car rental industries.

In 1971, Lobeck became president and CEO of Dallas-based American International. During his 11-year tenure, the company grew from eighteen offices in seven states to nearly three hundred offices across the country.

In 1981, Lobeck and partners purchased Thrifty Car Rental. Under Lobeck’s leadership the company’s profitability and growth led to a successful IPO in 1987.

When Chrysler acquired Thrifty in 1989, Lobeck remained as president and CEO. As part of Chrysler, he formed Pentastar Transportation Group and acquired three additional companies, today known as Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group. In 1995, Lobeck together with his wife Kathy and partners acquired National Car Rental from General Motors. Lobeck brought National into the AutoNation family, becoming president and CEO of AutoNation’s Rental Group. Lobeck retired from AutoNation in 1999.

In 2003, AutoNation’s Rental Group fell into financial difficulty. Lobeck and Cerberus Capital Management acquired the assets of the companies, bringing them out of bankruptcy as Vanguard Car Rental USA. The company became one of the industry’s most financially successful companies. In 2007, Vanguard was acquired by Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

William L. Peacher is a past chief executive officer, senior vice president and chief operating officer of NORDAM’s Repair Group and was formerly NORDAM’s chief financial officer. Prior to joining the company full time in June 2002, Mr. Peacher was a financial advisor and consultant to NORDAM for 14 years and, during that time, operated his own investment banking firm. Earlier business experience includes the position of vice president and manager of corporate finance for Llama Company in Fayetteville, Ark.; executive vice president, CFO and director of Skye Resources Ltd; assistant treasurer of Skelly Oil Company and treasurer of Skelly Pipeline Company. 

Peacher currently serves on the Board of Directors for Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) and U.S. Payments, LLC. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Okla., with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. Mr. Peacher also holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School, Boston, Mass.

From December 1992 through February 2000, Jonathan M. Schofield served as chairman of the board and CEO of Airbus North America Holdings, a subsidiary of Airbus Industries, a manufacturer of large civil aircraft. He served as chairman from February 2000 until his retirement in March 2001.

From 1989 until he joined Airbus, Schofield was president of the United Technologies International Corporation. Previously, he held several positions at Pratt & Whitney in the International, Commercial Sales and Military Engineering Divisions. He is a member of the board of BE Aerospace, Inc., TurboCombuster Technology, Inc., AeroSat, Inc. and is also a trustee of LIFT Trust.

Schofield chaired United Way campaigns at both UTC and Airbus and was honored with the platinum award each time he served. He has also chaired fundraisers for the Boy Scouts of America in both New York City, N.Y., and Washington D.C., being awarded the Aviation Industry "Good Scout Award" by the Greater NY Council's BSA in 1996. Additionally, he participates in the Farms for City Kids Foundation and the Green Mountain Horse Association.

He and his wife, Beverly, reside in Clifton, Va., and Tequesta, Fla. They have two daughters and two grandsons.

Michael J. Shonka joined the NORDAM Board of Directors in 2010, bringing a set of financial skills that help support the company’s strategic growth plans. Likewise, his many years of experience at Cessna provide industry-specific operating and financial knowledge which, coupled with his commercial banking expertise, make him a timely and strategic fit for the company.

Shonka is an aerospace veteran whose background includes 14 years with Cessna Aircraft Company, most recently as executive vice president and chief financial officer. He also has extensive banking experience and is a past executive vice president and chief financial officer of Fourth Financial Corporation, a publicly traded bank holding company.

A private pilot and certified public accountant, Shonka holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo., and a Master of Science in accounting from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan.