Leadership

Albert AltieriEmail: aaltieri@whiglobal.com

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Altieri has over 35 years of management and leadership experience in the Aerospace & Defense industry. Prior to joining WHI, Mr. Altieri worked at Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies, beginning in 1980. He last served as Chief Operating Officer with Sikorsky Aerospace Services. Previously, Mr. Altieri held the position of Vice President, Supply Management with Sikorsky Aircraft. Mr. Altieri holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Connecticut. Mr. Altieri has served on the Board of Directors of Eclipse Aerospace, Stevens Manufacturing Company and M3 Technology.

Jim FalcoEmail: jfalco@whiglobal.com

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Falco has over 35 years of experience in financial management, strategic planning and accounting. For 29 years, Jim served as Vice President, Finance at Sikorsky Aircraft and United Technologies. He managed all of Sikorsky’s accounting, financial planning and analysis functions as well as guided mergers and acquisitions. Jim holds a degree in computer and information science from the University of New Haven and an MBA in management from MIT where he graduated as a Sloan Fellow.

Duke PeerEmail: dpeer@whiglobal.com

Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing

Mr. Peer is an experienced sales and marketing executive with over 25 years of experience in the global aerospace, defense and industrial sectors. Prior to joining WHI in 2015, Mr. Peer held senior sales leadership positions with Lord Corporation in the United States and Premier Farnell in the United Kingdom. Mr. Peer holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.

Chris HamelEmail: chamel@whiglobal.com

Executive Vice President, Programs

Mr. Hamel has over 35 years of management and engineering experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to joining WHI, Mr. Hamel has served as Senior Vice President for Butler Aerospace & Defense, as well as Senior Vice President of the Aerostructures Group at TIGHITCO. Mr. Hamel holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford.

Cesar GarzaEmail: cgarza@whiglobal.com

Executive Vice President, Quality & Compliance

Since joining WHI in 1993, Mr. Garza has held a variety of management positions with WHI including Director of Quality, General Manager, and President of WHI’s Fort Worth facility. Mr. Garza is currently responsible managing quality, safety and compliance at all WHI facilities. Mr. Garza has been actively involved in a variety of industry and community organizations including serving on the board of directors of the Forging Industry Association.

Nuno DiasEmail: ndias@whiglobal.com

Executive Vice President, Engineering

Mr. Dias has over 20 years of engineering experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to joining WHI, Mr. Dias served as Senior Manager at Valcor Engineering, where he was responsible for executing engineering design reviews and performing quality control inspections. Mr. Dias began his career as CNC Programmer. Mr. Dias completed Essential Management Skills Certificate Program and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training at Rutgers School of Business.

Khalid Rokhami

General Manager, Crow Precision Components

Mr. Rokhami joined Crow in 1994 and has served in a wide range of functions including overseeing manufacturing processes and managing production. Today, Mr. Rokhami works closely with the engineering and production teams at the Crow facility to develop customized forging solutions for customers.

Rocky Payton

General Manager, Tulsa Facility

Mr. Payton has over 15 years of manufacturing experience which includes working for a leading CNC machine manufacturer. Mr. Payton has been with WHI since 2015 and his responsibilities include management and oversight of WHI’s Tulsa facility. Mr. Payton graduated from Baker College of Muskegon.

Tim Bates

General Manager, Springfield Facility

Mr. Bates has over 35 years of management and manufacturing experience in the Aerospace & Defense industry. Prior to joining WHI, Mr. Bates has served as Vice President, General Manager at TIGHITCO (Aerostructures Division) and General Manager at Kaman Composites. Mr. Bates holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from University of Massachusetts.