The Enjet Story

Enjet is a newly formed engine parts manufacturer comprised of Enjet, H&H Aero, Metal Spinners, Jet Engine Technology and JWS/Stark Industries. Enjet combines literally centuries of experience in the manufacturing of critical machined and fabricated parts with an operating structure tailor-made for today’s unprecedented demand for aircraft engines.

Our leadership team met years ago while working at another aviation company. They formed an instant bond, each appreciating the others level of experience, depth of knowledge, and passion for the industry. When they formed Enjet, it was with one goal in mind; to build a great business that is known as a leader in the aerospace industry.

Team

Bruce Breckenridge

Bruce is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Enjet, based in Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City metro area). Enjet is an aerospace and defense focused firm specializing in the acquisition, integration and growth of businesses that machine, fabricate, form and assemble components used in commercial and military aircraft engines.  Prior to founding Enjet, Bruce was a co-Founder and Executive Vice President of Valent Aerostructures (acquired by LMI Aerospace) as well as founder and CEO of the predecessor platform business that became Valent. Bruce has over 20 years’ experience working in and with aerospace and defense related businesses and has participated in multiple acquisitions, divestitures and organic growth strategies resulting in significant value creation to investors.  Bruce previously served as a member of the Aerospace Industry Association’s (AIA) Board of Governors.

Bruce began his career at Ernst & Young LLP working more than eight years in the Entrepreneurial Services  group.

Chris Ferraro

Chris is the Chief Financial Officer for Enjet, based in Overland Park, Kansas.  Chris started his career in 2004 with 2 years in operations management at the locomotive division of the General Electric Company.  He subsequently spent 4 years on the GE Corporate Audit Staff, working at international locations of GE businesses including Healthcare, Aviation, and Energy.  In 2010, he became the CFO of GE’s Air Filtration business with $300M in annual revenue and a global manufacturing footprint. Chris led a turn-around of the business unit, resulting in a sale of the business from GE to CLARCOR in 2013.  He spent 3 years with CLARCOR after the sale and through several consolidations and acquisitions the Air Filtration business revenues exceeded $500M annually.

Chad Collier

Chad is the Vice President of Operations for Enjet Aero based in Overland Park, Kansas.  Chad is a 1993 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served 9 years of active duty service in Army Aviation as a commissioned officer & helicopter pilot leading teams of up to 240 people in a variety of roles.

Chad started his manufacturing career with the General Electric Company in 2002 as a Supply Chain Commodity Leader, and later joined Honeywell Aerospace as a continuous improvement Change Agent where he became certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and Lean Expert.  In 2006, he joined what would become Valent Aerostructures and later LMI Aerospace, serving as a Program Manager and then a facility General Manager overseeing revenue growth from $28M to over $68M in less than 5 years.  Chad’s focus on delivering a quality part on time, combined with an eye for identifying and eliminating waste, is instrumental in driving productivity throughout our value streams in order to serve our growing customer needs.

 

Perry Pecaut

Perry is Vice President of Manufacturing based in Washington, MO and leads the Advanced Manufacturing Group.  Perry started his extensive machining and fabrication career in 1983 at Daca Machine & Tool while obtaining technical degrees in Advanced Manufacturing and Machine Tool Technology.  After a series of successive promotions through virtually all departments in the business, Perry was named President of Daca Machine & Tool in 2005.  Perry grew the business into a world-class manufacturing facility through automation and lights-out operations, with 150 employees and $70M in annual revenue that was named “Boeing Supplier of The Year” for manufactured parts in 2010.  Perry led the integration of Daca Machine & Tool with Valent Aerostructures. He continued leading the business after it was acquired by LMI Aerospace until 2017 when he left to join the Enjet team.

Our investor partners; financial strength to grow on.

Enjet has the financial support of a few key partners, each with significant resources committed to providing Enjet with what it needs to grow in accordance with the needs of our customers. In other words, as the industry continues its unprecedented growth, we’ll have the resources needed to grow with it.

As an example, VantEdge Partners, based out of Kansas City, is a recognized and respected name in equity investments, with holdings in everything from major professional sports franchises to consumer goods. Their team of partners bring more than 60 years of experience with more than 55 investments exceeding $25 billion in market capital.

The balance of our investor group has meaningful aerospace experience and is committed to providing resources necessary for Enjet to grow capability and capacity to meet customer demand.

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