Greenwich AeroGroup Inc. announces its naming of Ralph Kunz as general manager of Summit Aviation. Kunz has more than 20 years of aerospace operations experience with expertise in streamlining production, aftermarket services, enhancing quality and improving customer satisfaction. Kunz will be responsible for the overall operations at Summit’s Middletown, Dela., and Somerset, Ky., facilities.
Kunz gained his business expertise by being part or the senior leadership of companies such as Keystone/Sikorsky Helicopters, Vector Aerospace and Parker Hannifin. Kunz most recently served as vice president of operations for Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC). He has a master’s degree in business administration from Marshall School of Business and a bachelor’s of science engineering degree from California State Polytechnic University.
“We are delighted to welcome Ralph to the leadership team of Summit Aviation,” says Jim Ziegler, president and CEO of Greenwich AeroGroup. “His operational experience and background are a perfect fit to lead the customer service, operational and growth initiatives of the company.”
Kunz stands in lieu of president of Summit Aviation Bob Fitzpatrick who is leaving the company. Fitzpatrick was instrumental in growing the service portfolio of Summit Aviation and the execution of the recent 78,000 square-foot campus expansion in Middletown, DE.