Pacific Propeller International (PPI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Gellerson as Vice President General Manager, effective August 12, 2015. PPI is a FAA Part 145 certified aerospace company with a 60-year track record in the repair and overhaul of large commercial as well as military propellers.
PPI’s domestic and global businesses are expanding rapidly, most notably in the manufacturing segment and foreign defense markets. “The past decade has seen work with the US Government ramping up; we have contracts with the US Navy, Coast Guard & Homeland Security. The biggest push currently is in in-country projects around the world. We are active and present in our target regions. I’m excited that Tim is going to lead PPI’s continued strategic growth in new products & international markets,” says Jeff Heikke, President.
Tim brings into his role extensive aerospace experience, with 11 years in senior management, overseeing both domestic and foreign operations for multiple repair stations, new and aftermarket business and customer support. Tim began his career as a certified machinist at Dowty Aerospace with advancing levels of responsibility at various large aerospace companies. Having been formally trained in Six Sigma Black Belt Practices and Lean Manufacturing, Tim has led continuous operations improvement initiatives at Moog Aircraft Group, Smith Aerospace & GE Aviation with great success while managing multiple sites. His technical background & proven management experience will provide PPI with the dynamic leadership it needs to propel the company forward to stronger performance as it focuses on the path of growth.
Tim has a Masters in Business Administration and Project Management as well as a Bachelors in Business Law.
Servicing, overhauling, and repairing propellers since 1946.
PPI is certified by the US Air Force, US Navy, US Coast Guard, US Custom Services, NAMSA/NATO, Spanish Air Force, Royal Malaysian Air Force and the FAA to repair and overhaul the 54H60 propeller system.
PPI’s Repair & Return P-3 Propeller Program for the US Navy has saved the Navy millions of dollars over the life of the contract.
PPI is the largest independant propeller repair & overhaul facility in the world
PPI is the OEM for the A6441FN-606 propeller system operated on the Lockheed Electra L188 and Convair 580 Aircraft
PPI’s 64,000 sq. ft. facility is dedicated to propeller assembly, component repair and overhaul and manufacturing.