Aerokool would like to announce the appointment of Jonathan Silva as the President/CEO of AeroKool Aviation in Hialeah, FL. Jon will succeed Paul Hall who has decided to retire after successfully leading the company for the last three years. Paul and Jon will create a seamless transition plan for the next couple months for our employees, customers and suppliers.
Jon brings over 25 years of experience managing complex aerospace, defense, and industrial businesses. He was recently engaged as President of Kellstrom Repair Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Kellstrom Defense, a Merex Group Company. Kellstrom Repair Services is a FAA licensed repair center that supports the military aircraft market.
Prior to that, Jon served as Vice President/GM of Ellwood Texas Forge, a division of Ellwood Group. Previously Silva served as Vice President/GM for two industrial business units; Spence Engineering Division and Leslie Controls at CIRCOR International (NYSE:CIR). Silva also spent nearly a decade of his career at Honeywell International (NYSE: HON) at various divisions and roles.
He holds a B.A. in Political Science from Ohio Wesleyan University, an M.A. in American History from Kansas State University, and a Ph.D. in History from Ohio State University.
Please help me in welcoming Jon to the AKA team. We look forward to a new exciting time in the history of AeroKool Aviation and our ongoing relationship and support of our valued partners.