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Management Team

Our management team is comprised of leaders in their field.

Ralph Kunz
Vice President/General Manager
rkunz@summit-aviation.com
Ralph Kunz has served as the Vice President/General Manager of Summit Aviation since June 2012 and offers more than 26 years of aviation experience and 12 years of helicopter management experience. Ralph gained his business expertise being on the senior leadership of companies such as Keystone/Sikorsky Helicopters, Vector Aerospace and Parker Hannifin; and serving as Vice President of Operations for Airborne Tactical Advantage Company. As the Vice President/General Manager of Summit Aviation, Ralph is responsible for overseeing the operations of three facilities: Summit Aviation MRO in Middletown, Delaware; Summit Aviation Manufacturing in Somerset, Kentucky; and TruAtlantic Manufacturing in Kernersville, North Carolina. Ralph holds a master’s degree in business administration from University of Southern California and a bachelor’s of science engineering degree from California State Polytechnic University.
Joyce Price Morales
Chief Financial Officer
jmorales@summit-aviation.com
Joyce Morales has been employed by Summit Aviation since 1987 and has served as the Chief Financial Officer since 2002. Joyce started at Summit Aviation as the Assistant to the Controller and was promoted to Assistant Treasurer and then to Chief Financial Officer, a position in which she oversees all activities of the accounting department including budgets, forecasts, contracts, business valuations, acquisitions, taxation, financial planning and audits as well as facility security. Joyce is a senior-level executive with extensive hands-on experience with business management and leadership. She holds a bachelor's of arts degree in business administration from Washington College.
John Gonsalves
Director of Sales
jgonsalves@summit-aviation.com
John Gonsalves joined Summit Aviation’s leadership team in 2020 as director of sales. He began his sales and marketing career as a regional manager offering aircraft maintenance and modification service work for Bombardier Aerospace. Throughout his career, John has served in various levels of upper management, including leading the Bombardier Factory Service Sales and Marketing Organization worldwide, as well as sales director for specialized aircraft, government aircraft sales. To John, aviation is more than a job; it’s a lifelong passion pursued in his career.
Frank Reuter
Director of Maintenance
freuter@summit-aviation.com
Frank Reuter joined Summit Aviation's management team in 2020. As the Director of Maintenance, he is responsible for overseeing all activities in General Aviation. A retired Master Sergeant with the United States Army, Frank Reuter most recently served as the Vice President of Maintenance & Engineering and Director of Maintenance for AAR Lift in Palm Bay, Florida. He served in a variety of prominent aviation positions after he left the Army including roles as a Lead Rotary Wing mechanic, and as the Senior Maintenance Manager. He holds an active FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.
Lynn Trent
Human Resource Manager
ltrent@summit-aviation.com
Lynn Trent has been the Human Resource Manager at Summit Aviation since June 2010. She has more than 20 years of human resource experience, 12 of which have been in a leadership role. Lynn’s areas of expertise include program planning and implementation, process and procedure writing, employee relations, recruitment and retention, leadership and employee development, compensation, benefits, workers’ compensation and developing training and compliance programs to promote continuous learning and organizational growth. Lynn holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Wesley College and has a Professional Human Resources Management Certificate from Villanova University.
Brad Card
Director of Programs
bcard@summit-aviation.com
A veteran of the United States Air Force, Brad Card has 30 years of aviation experience, including 15 years as a flight engineer. As Summit Aviation’s director of program management, Brad directs and oversees all of Summit’s various programs and ensures the quality of all customer communication in regards to schedule and costs. He is a PMP-Certified project manager and holds an Associate of Applied Science in Aviation Operations and Aviation Maintenance from the Community College of the Air Force. Additionally, he has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management, a Master of Business Administration with a focus on Management Information Systems and a second Master of Business Administration with a focus on Management Organizational Leadership, all from Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware.
Darrell Smith
Director of Quality
dsmith@summit-aviation.com
Darrell Smith has been a part of Summit’s Quality Management team since 2019. He has over 40 years of aviation experience. His career began in the United States Marine Corps, followed by numerous Quality Management positions at both The Boeing Company and most recently Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky helicopter company. Darrell holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Johns Hopkins University and has received several awards for “Diversity and Inclusion.”
David Novak
Director of Information Technology
dnovak@summit-aviation.com
David Novak joined Summit Aviation in 2010. As the director of IT, David manages the information security and infrastructure of Summit Aviation sites in DE, KY and NC. He develops the IT strategy for the company, creating policies and implementing processes to ensure network connectivity, data security, and compliance with government and agency standards. He provides IT expertise for enterprise-wide projects and works with the management team to advance the mission of Summit Aviation. Adept at risk management and skilled in threat identification, David also serves as the cybersecurity lead where he is responsible for testing the security of digital and physical assets at all Greenwich AeroGroup sites. David is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He holds a master’s degree in Cybersecurity from Western Governors University and a bachelor’s degree in Information Resource Management from Wilmington University. He also maintains several professional certifications for IT leadership, cyber threat management and forensic investigations.


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