Executive Vice President - Marketing
Mr. Metera will assume this position on a full time basis effective the Closing Date and subsequently relocate to the Plattsburgh area.
Mr. Metera is currently President and Chief Executive Officer for Turbine Engine Support LLC, based in Mesa Arizona. Turbine Engine Support provides airline and corporate aviation customers with advice and material to ensure an efficient and cost effective operation, while maintaining a focus on reliability and safety. In addition, Turbine Engine Support provides on-site technical assistance to the US Air Force for propulsion related programs.
Mr. Metera was the primary Sales Executive for Delta TechOps from 2006 to 2013, where he led record-setting revenue growth for Delta by winning major airframe and engine maintenance contracts with several tier one customers. Before becoming Sales Executive, Mr. Metera served on the initial sales team for Delta, creating the TechOps brand and winning the initial third party customer work for Delta as a Sales Manager. Mr. Metera contributed to growing Delta TechOps revenue from start-up to over $600 million dollars annually. Before starting the insourcing business unit, Mr. Metera began his career at Delta working as a shop engineer and soon was promoted to various levels of management within the maintenance organization.
Prior to starting Delta TechOps, Mr. Metera worked with several companies in roles of increasing responsibility, while all linked to starting new business units. These companies include Exxon Company USA, General Electric Aircraft Engines, and Honeywell Aerospace.
Mr. Metera was enlisted in the US Air Force and served as a Crew Chief on various fighter aircraft before entering college.
A native Upstate New Yorker, he graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach with a BS in Aircraft Engineering. Mr. Metera also holds a current Airframe and Powerplant mechanic license and is a private pilot.