Company Leadership

Over the past two decades, Orizon’s founders have purchased, invested in, and managed many different companies within the manufacturing sector. They are confident in the resurgence of this once-dominant U.S. industry, and are well-positioned to build upon the pride, skills and technology that helped to build America.

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.

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.

David McClureVice President of Business Development

David McClureVice President of Business Development

Mr. McClure 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.

Deb PoeSr. Executive Assistant

Deb PoeSr. Executive Assistant

Mrs. Poe is the Sr. Executive Assistant and office manager responsible for coordinating a comprehensive list of projects, corporate presentations, customer/vendor relations, and support for the Executive Leadership team. Prior to joining Orizon, she was the Communications & Branding Manager for LMI Aerospace.

Daryl UnkelVice President of Supply Chain

Daryl UnkelVice President of Supply Chain

Mr. Unkel has over 19 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.

Jay CrumrineDirector of Human Resources

Jay CrumrineDirector of Human Resources

Mr. Crumrine is Orizon Director of Human Resources. He 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.

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 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.

Randy SelfGeneral Manager - North Kansas City, MO

Randy SelfGeneral Manager - North Kansas City, MO

Mr. Self has more than 15 years of operations experience. He manages Orizon’s NKC, MO facility. Previously, he worked at Triumph Structures as Operations Manager. Before that, he worked in the supply chain/logistics field with BF Goodrich Aerospace.

Jamie HutchisonGeneral Manager - Owasso, OK

Jamie HutchisonGeneral Manager - Owasso, OK

Mr. Hutchison manages operations for Orizon’s Owasso, OK facility. Prior to joining Orizon, he worked for Clark Seals as an Account Executive and then transitioned into the position of Quality & Plant Manager of their production operations.

Justin CrumleyGeneral Manager Processing - Chanute, KS

Justin CrumleyGeneral Manager Processing - Chanute, KS

Prior to joining Orizon, Mr. Crumley was General Manager for LMI Aerospace and the Director of Operations for 3P Processing. He has over 10 years of experience in operations management in the Aerospace industry, specializing in the processing field.

Josh FinkGeneral Manager - Grove, OK

Josh FinkGeneral Manager - Grove, OK

Mr. Fink is the General Manager in Grove, Ok. He has over 15 years experience in the Aerospace industry, specializing in high speed machining. Prior to joining Orizon, Josh served as the General Manager for LMI Aerospace in Fredonia, KS.

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 20 years in the Aerospace industry and is a specialist in CNC Engineering and Programming.

Kory SchartzCorporate Recruiting Manager

Kory SchartzCorporate Recruiting Manager

Mr. Schartz joined Orizon as the Corporate Recruiting Manager in 2017. His experience in recruiting is specialized on staffing talented associates in the Engineering and Manufacturing industries.

Keith MartinSenior Business Analyst - Grove, OK

Keith MartinSenior Business Analyst - 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 2017, Mr. Martin assumed the role of Senior Business Analyst at Orizon Grove.

Travis RichterCorporate Controller

Travis RichterCorporate Controller

Mr. Richter joined Orizon as the Accounting Manager in July 2016, He was promoted to Corporate Controller in June 2017. Travis 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.

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 13 years experience in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense industries.

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 30 years experience in the Aerospace 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.

Jim MaloneyProgram Mgr/Mechanical Engineer

Jim MaloneyProgram Mgr/Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Maloney joined Orizon in 2018 as the Program Manager/Mechanical Engineer in our St. Louis facility. Prior to joining Orizon he worked for HM Dunn Aerospace as the Director of Operations. Jim has over 30 years of proven success in the Aerospace industry as a machinist and operations manager.

Dan GreenGeneral Manager

Dan GreenGeneral Manager

Mr. Green joined Orizon 2018 as a General Manager. Prior to joining Orizon was the General Manager for the Machining Centers of Excellence. Dan has over 20 years in the Aerospace industry leading many capital expansion programs in machining and assembly projects.

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