Division Supplies Boeing, Lockheed, AgustaWestland
Aero-News has learned M7
Aerospace recently named Emory (Buck) Kilgore to the position of
Vice President of Aerostructures Manufacturing, with responsibility
for M7's manufacturing and assembly
Aerostructures Manufacturing is one of M7's six primary business
activities. Through this business unit, M7 is a supplier to Boeing,
Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, AgustaWestland and numerous
other well known aerospace firms.
In addition, M7's manufacturing business unit builds parts and
assemblies to support the fleet of more than 750 Fairchild Metro
and Merlin aircraft operating today around the world. M7 holds the
type certificates for the Merlin and Metro series aircraft, and is
the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). M7 also builds parts to
support the cargo conversion programs of its maintenance, repair
and overhaul (MRO) business unit.
Kilgore brings more than 35 years of aircraft manufacturing
experience to his new position. Most of his previous career was
spent with Kaman Aerospace Corporation, where he held positions of
increasing responsibility in Industrial Engineering, Program
Management, Business Development and Manufacturing. Most recently
he was the director of Kaman's Jacksonville, FL Fabrication and
Kilgore attended Western New England College, majoring in
Industrial Engineering, and studied business at West Liberty State
University. He is a graduate of numerous management courses
from the Harford Business Center.
Manufacturing, M7 Aerospace is active in five business lines,
including Government Logistics Support programs; Maintenance,
Repair & Overhaul (MRO); Aircraft Parts Sales and Product
Support; Aeronautical Engineering Services, and Aerial Digital
Imaging and Remote Sensing.
M7 Aerospace maintains its headquarters on the international
airport in San Antonio, TX. The company occupies a 426,000 sq. ft.
complex that includes offices, factory facilities and aircraft
M7 began operations in April 1, 2003 with approximately 170
employees, including 116 in San Antonio. The company now employs
nearly 550 people worldwide and more than 300 in San Antonio.