President & COO – Butler Aerospace & Defense
Jim has a long history spanning over 4 decades of experience within the Aerospace & Defense industry. His expertise includes developing and implementing strategic business initiatives that maximize efficiencies, improve gross margins, and incorporate best practices. Heun began his aviation career as a presidential crew chief at HMX-1 in the United States Marine Corps. In 1988, he joined Sikorsky Aircraft, where he was given increased responsibility during his 24 years there. While General Manager at Sikorsky, he integrated and lead the Maintenance Planning and Publications Departments from 2008 through 2011. Jim joined Butler as the Senior Vice President of Operations in 2012. In 2020, Jim was elected as President & COO of Butler. Jim holds an MBA with an emphasis in Technology Management from the University of New Haven.