Company Leadership

Orizon's culture to "Always Deliver A Quality Product On-Time" begins with a unique approach to defining everyone's product and measuring whether it was delivered and reviewed on time.

All of our leaders have quality products to deliver on time. For our General Managers it might be a monthly facility review, Human Resources it could be a report on advanced training hours, while our IT team is using 24 hour monitoring using advanced cyber security controls.

We are proud to have assembled a Leadership Team of the Industries most talented individuals who work together as a team for the greater good of Orizon.

Corporate Executives

Management Team

Chris ReitzVice President of Corporate Development

Chris ReitzVice President of Corporate Development

Mr. Reitz joined Orizon in 2018 as the Vice President of Corporate Development. He has extensive exposure to a variety of industrial and manufacturing operations that was acquired through his prior officer positions at Aquila, Inc., Entergy Corporation and Caterpillar Inc.

Chris is a CPA and lawyer and has a Juris Doctorate, Business and Accounting degrees from the University of Kansas.

Daryl UnkelVice President of Supply Chain

Daryl UnkelVice President of Supply Chain

Mr. Unkel has over 23 years of strategic sourcing and senior management experience in the Aerospace industry. Prior to joining Orizon, he was a Senior Manager at Honda Aircraft Company and a Director of Strategic sourcing at Cessna.

David McClureVice President of Business Development

David McClureVice President of Business Development

Mr. McClure has over 13 years in the Aerospace industry and is responsible for creation of long-term value for the organization. Prior to joining Orizon, David worked in the private equity sector with HM Dunn AeroSystems for approximately 8 years, where he held the position of Corporate Vice President of Business Development and Sales.

Jay CrumrineVice President of Human Resources

Jay CrumrineVice President of Human Resources

Mr. Crumrine is the Vice President of Human Resources for Orizon. He has over 12 years in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry and is responsible for all Human Resource activities, including benefits, employee relations and performance management. Previously he served for 25 years in the Human Resources field for health care and information technology sectors.

Justin CrumleyVice President of Operations - Chanute, KS

Justin CrumleyVice President of Operations - Chanute, KS

Mr. Crumley joined Orizon in 2016 as the General Manager of the Orizon Processing facility in Chanute, KS. In February 2021, Justin was promoted to VP of Operations for the Chanute Campus which includes the Processing and Assembly facilities. Prior to joining Orizon, Mr. Crumley was General Manager for LMI Aerospace and the Director of Operations for 3P Processing. He has over 15 years of experience in operations management in the Aerospace industry, specializing in the processing field.

Deb PoeSr. Executive Assistant

Deb PoeSr. Executive Assistant

Ms. Poe is the Sr. Executive Assistant and office manager responsible for coordinating a comprehensive list of projects, corporate presentations, customer/vendor relations, communications, branding, and support for the Executive Leadership team. She has over 11 years in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Orizon, she was the Communications & Branding Manager for LMI Aerospace.

Chip NewellDirector of Infrastructure

Chip NewellDirector of Infrastructure

Mr. Newell has more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry as a commodities and stock broker. He became a Registered Commodities Trading Advisor and managed Wolcott & Lincoln’s rental brokerage department at the Kansas City Board of Trade.

Marc SpellmanDirector of Information Technology

Marc SpellmanDirector of Information Technology

Mr. Spellman is the Orizon Director of Information Technology. He is responsible for the Orizon technology vision, network and infrastructure for all manufacturing facilities and locations. Marc has over 15 years in the industry and most recently served as the Chief Information Officer for Missouri Bank & Trust complying within strict FDIC requirements.

Jeff ThompsonDirector of Quality

Jeff ThompsonDirector of Quality

Mr. Thompson has over 11 years in the the Aerospace Manufacturing industry and is responsible for the facilitation and direction of strategic and operational initiatives to maximize enterprise value. He previously worked at Precision Manufacturing, and also with Citigroup and Morgan Stanley, leading regional initiatives to drive revenue growth and gain market share.

Jamie HutchisonDirector of Continuous Improvement

Jamie HutchisonDirector of Continuous Improvement

Mr. Hutchison joined Orizon in 2016 as the General Manager in Owasso, OK. Jamie was promoted to Director of Continuous Improvement in 2020. As the General Manager in Owasso, Jamie developed a team of experts in manufacturing and assembly of piston engine cylinder heads. Prior to joining Orizon, Jamie was the General Manager for Precision Manufacturing. He has over 20 years in the Aerospace industry.

Mike CliftGeneral Manager - Grove, OK

Mike CliftGeneral Manager - Grove, OK

Mr. Clift joined Orizon in 2017 as the Operations Manager in Grove, OK. In 2019 he was promoted to the General Manager. Mike has worked in Aerospace for over 35 years with prior roles as an Operations Manager and General Manager in Wichita, KS.

Bill TehelGeneral Manager - Olathe, KS

Bill TehelGeneral Manager - Olathe, KS

Mr. Tehel joined Orizon in April 2019 as the General Manager for our facility in Olathe, KS. Prior to joining Orizon he worked in Wellington, KS for 28 years under various ownership groups; Precision Machining Inc and GKN Aerospace. Most recently he was the Director of Maintenance, Facilities, and Environmental Safety and Health for GKN – St. Louis. Bill has over 37 years of progressive positions in the Aerospace Machining sector.

John DaughertyGeneral Manager - St. Louis, MO

John DaughertyGeneral Manager - St. Louis, MO

Mr. Daugherty has over 12 years experience in Aerospace Manufacturing. In 2019, John was promoted from Operations Manager to General Manager for the Orizon Blue Streak facility in St. Louis, MO. Prior to joining Orizon John worked for Precision Machining and Manufacturing as a Manufacturing Engineer. He is certified Six Sigma Black Belt in Lean Manufacturing.

Randy SelfProgram Manager

Randy SelfProgram Manager

Mr. Self has more than 30 years of operations experience in Aerospace Manufacturing and is the Program Manager for Orizon. Previously, he worked at Triumph Structures as Operations Manager. Before that, he worked in the supply chain/logistics field with BF Goodrich Aerospace.

Rex KellyProgram Manager

Rex KellyProgram Manager

Mr. Kelly joined Orizon in 2015 as a Program Manager. Prior to joining Orizon, Rex worked for Triumph Group as the Plant Supervisor. He has over 25 years in the Aerospace industry and is a specialist in CNC Engineering and Programming.

Travis RichterSenior Corporate Controller

Travis RichterSenior Corporate Controller

Mr. Richter joined Orizon as the Accounting Manager in July 2016, He was promoted to Corporate Controller in June 2017 and Senior Corporate Controller in 2021. Travis has over 5 years experience in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry and has successfully developed and implemented standardized financial reporting as well as tracking various capital expenditure budgets for all locations. Prior to joining Orizon, Travis worked for Black & Veatch and Machine Laboratory, LLC as the Accounting Manager.

Keith MartinStrategic Projects Manager, Grove, OK

Keith MartinStrategic Projects Manager, Grove, OK

Mr. Martin served for more than 10 years as Chief Financial Officer at Precision Manufacturing. In 2010, he became Chief Operating Officer. As of 2020, Mr. Martin assumed the role of Strategic Projects Manager at Orizon Grove.

Brooks RobinsonDirector of Business Systems & Finance

Brooks RobinsonDirector of Business Systems & Finance

Mr. Robinson joined Orizon in 2016 as the Controller for our North Kansas Facility, he was promoted later that year to the Director of Business Systems & Finance where he developed a team and implemented our new ERP system by combining all locations into one entity. Prior to joining Orizon he worked for LMI Aerospace, Inc. as the controller for the Valent Aerostructures division. Brooks has over 15 years experience in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry.

Gary AppletonSr. Product Development

Gary AppletonSr. Product Development

Mr. Appleton joined Orizon in 2017 as the Senior Product Developer in our St. Louis facility. Gary has over 32 years experience in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry, successfully engineering, programming and machining complex 5 axis parts from hard and soft metals. Prior to joining Orizon, he worked as a General Manager for Kemco and LMI Aerosapce.

Jason HensleyEngineering Manager

Jason HensleyEngineering Manager

Mr. Hensley joined Orizon in 2017 as Operations Manager. He was promoted to Engineering Manager in 2019.
Jason started working in the Aerospace Industry in 1990 with Raytheon. He excels in Operations and Engineering.
He attended Southwestern University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Operations Management.
His certifications include: Six- Sigma Green Belt in Lean Manufacturing and CATIA V5.

Matt EvansOperations Manager

Matt EvansOperations Manager

Lance SandersSenior Software Engineer

Lance SandersSenior Software Engineer

Mr. Sanders has over 21 years in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry and is a Senior Software Engineer for Orizon. Lance works with all facilities to develop and implement new systems and processes through the use of technology. He manages a team of developers who are in proficient in C#, VB.net, Mongoose, SQL and various reporting software solutions.

Chris WinkelmanOperations Manager

Chris WinkelmanOperations Manager

Mr. Winkelman joined Orizon in 2017 as a Machinist in Grove, OK. In 2019 he was promoted to Production Supervisor and then Operations Manager in 2021. Chris has over 4 years experience in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry and a background in Electric Power Transmission. He is certified in Lean Six Sigma from the University of Kansas.

Kersten MurryExecutive Assistant

Kersten MurryExecutive Assistant

Ms. Murry joined Orizon in 2017 as the Human Resource Manager in Olathe, KS. She was promoted to Executive Assistant in 2019 and supports the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Machining. Prior to joining Orizon, Kersten worked at LMI Aerospace as the Talent Management Administrator responsible for over 500 employees.

Derek HartnellOperations Manager

Derek HartnellOperations Manager

Mr. Hartnell joined Orizon in 2016 as the Processing Production Support Manager in the Chanute, KS. In February 2021 he was promoted to Operations Manager. Derek has over 11 years in the Aerospace industry specializing in Processing. He excels in Customer Service, Product Management and Operations Management.

Travis WagnerSenior Process Engineer

Travis WagnerSenior Process Engineer

Mr. Wagner joined Orizon in 2015 as a Product Development Lead. He was promoted to Team Lead in 2019 and Senior Process Engineer in 2020. Prior to joining Orizon Travis worked at Precision Manufacturing for 10 years as a leader in product development. Travis has worked in the Aerospace Industry for 17 years specializing in CNC machinery, tooling design, and metrology.

Jonas FinkDirector of Onboarding, Machining

Jonas FinkDirector of Onboarding, Machining

Mr. Fink joined Orizon in 2016 as a Program Manager in Chanute, KS. Jonas was promoted in 2017 to Manager of Program Management and in early 2021 the Director of Program Management. Most recently he was promoted to Director of Onboarding-Machining in fall 2021. Jonas has 18 years in the Aerospace Industry specializing in CNC Operations, Quality Inspection and Operations Management.

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