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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.
Corporate Vice President, Manufacturing, Medical, Transportation – HCL Technologies
Hari holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bangalore University and holds an Executive MBA from the Indian School of Business. With over 30 years of experience, he has worked with multiple companies globally. Hari is currently the Corporate Vice President and Head of Transportation, Manufacturing & Medical verticals at HCL Technologies. Hari has played a pivotal role in developing go-to-market strategies in engineering operations, business development, product management, and product engineering & development across various industries. He previously served as Executive Vice President for Alleges Group. Hari was also responsible for building the Automotive Engineering Practice at Satyam Computer Services. Earlier in his career, he worked for Owens Corning, BOSCH, and TATA Advanced Materials.
Senior Vice President, ERS Transportation – HCL Technologies
Siba has over 22 years of experience in Core Engineering Business Development. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the National Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Xavier Institute of Management. Siba is currently the Senior Vice President and Head of Engineering Services over the Transportation sector for HCL globally. Siba’s responsibilities include spearheading and overseeing Client Relations, Business Development, and the Pre-Sales Teams. His expertise includes road mapping developing long-term strategies, marketing, planning, large deal structuring, and new market incubation for the Aerospace & Defense sector, along with rolling out Business Solutions for HCL.
SSA Board Member
David holds a double master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Electrical Engineering from John Hopkins University. He is currently the CEO at CentralSquare Technologies and has spent over 30 years in the government technology space market. David previously served as the President and CEO of LMI and also led the North American Public Sector Unit of DXC Technology. Other career roles include Vice President of Systems Integration at IBM, along with multiple roles spanning over 20 years at Northrop Grumman including President of Commercial/State/Local Group, President of the Defense Group, and Vice President of Homeland Security.
Chairman of the Board
Patrick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Swarthmore College and University. With more than three decades of experience in the Aerospace & Defense industry, one of Patrick’s most notable contributions includes his work as the Executive Vice President for Lockheed Martin’s Global Investments and Acquisitions. Patrick has served as Chairman of the Board since 2010. He is also the founder of Trenton.
Stephen is the Chairman of Butler’s Government Security Committee. He is currently the President and CEO of SGW Advisors and previously served as the Senior Vice President for Rolls Royce – North America Government Business. Stephen served in the United States Air Force for 34 years and held several ranks including Deputy Commander of the U.S. Air Forces Korea, USAF Legislative Liaison to Congress, Deputy Chief of Staff – Plans and Programs, and Lieutenant General (Ret.). Stephen has a double master’s degree in International Relations from New Mexico State University and International Security Policy from the National Defense University in Washington DC.
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Sr. Director of Operation & Recruitment
Devin hold a Bachelors in Aeronautic and Astronautics Engineering from Purdue University. He joined Butler back in 2004 as an Airframe Design Engineer and since then has carried out different roles of engineering across several functional groups. He has 17 years of Engineering Outsourcing Experience.
Vice President of Legal, HR, IT & Risk
Rich has a JD form the New York Law School. He has 35 years of experience in Aerospace and Defense Engineering outsourcing, and has been a part of Butler since 1987. He carries out the responsibilities of providing legal, infrastructure business, human resource and risk management services to different groups within the organisation.
Director of Finance
Joanna has been a part of Butler since 1992, and had started off as a senior accountant. During her 30 years of association with the company, she has managed various roles. She has a Bachelors degree in Accounting form William Paterson University.
Sr. Vice President of Sales
Sebastian has a Masters in Political Studies from Sciences-Po Paris. He began his professional career at Airbus Helicopters as the Head of competitive studies, and then became VP Strategy & Business Development in North America. He has been a Director of Partnerships at Aston Martin Lagonda. He has worked with the French Air Force for 16 years. With 20 years of experience in Aerospace and Defence Industry, he joined Butler in 2022.
Sr. Vice President of Business Development & Chief Growth Officer
Al holds academic qualifications of BS in Business Management from University of Phoenix and AS in Mechanical Engineering/ Technology from Mesa Community College. He has been part of Butler for 9 years, and had started off as the Director of Operations and became SVP of Business Development in 2018 and now also carries out the responsibilities as a Growth Officer. He has over 30 years of experience in Aerospace and Defence Engineering. His professional career started at Boeing where he served as the CDI’s regional director of operations.