FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.--Associated Aircraft Manufacturing and Sales, Inc. (AAMSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Zalupski to the position of President and CEO. Concurrently, Mr. Zalupski will also join the Board of Directors of AAMSI.
Mr. Zalupski most recently served as Senior Vice President & General Manager - Materials Group for AerSale, Inc. In this position he was responsible for expanding AerSale’s global reach in both the airframe and engine parts sales markets.
Prior to AerSale, he served as the President & CEO of Kellstrom Industries. Mr. Zalupski first joined Kellstrom in June 2001 as Senior Vice President – Sales & Marketing and later was appointed President, Kellstrom Commercial Aerospace. In 2005, he was appointed President, Kellstrom Industries where he led the companies three operating divisions focused on the global aviation business serving the Defense, Commercial and Repair markets. In April 2006, Mr. Zalupski assumed the Chief Executive position and was elected to Kellstrom’s Board of Managers.
Mr. Zalupski started his career with Whirlpool Corporation (USA) where he spent 10 years in various sales and distribution positions before joining GE in 1989. After ten years in various domestic and International positions with GE, he was appointed General Manager-Sales for GE Engine Services, where he was responsible for leading the global Engine Overhaul and Repair Services sales team.
“We are very excited to have Dennis join the AAMSI team,” said Kevin O’Shea, Chief Operating Officer of AAMSI. “We are confident that his proven leadership skills, along with his extensive knowledge of the global aviation industry and network of contacts, will help AAMSI continue to grow and develop as a leading supplier of material and repairs to the global Defense industry.”
Mr. Zalupski earned his Bachelor’s degree in Resource Development in 1977 and an MBA degree in Marketing in 1979 from Michigan State University.
Established in 1953, AAMSI is a Small Business that has built a strong reputation within the Aerospace and Defense industries with agile aerospace manufacturing, repair and logistics expertise for military avionics and structural components. AAMSI is an established leader in the global market for IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) systems
For more than 30 years, AAMSI has developed, manufactured and repaired Mark XII Diversity systems for the Original Equipment Manufacturers, US Government and approved foreign militaries. AAMSI has full evaluation and repair capability for the KY-532, APX-64, APX-72, APX-76, APX-77, APX-100, APX-101, APX-109, APX-110, APX-121 and UPX-39. AAMSI also manufactures the APX-72, APX-77, APX-109, APX-101. In 2010, AAMSI introduced the AN/APX-121 MK XII IFF Diversity Transponder next-generation, solid state, IFF technology to the market.
AAMSI is licensed by Northrop Grumman Corporation to design, manufacture and/or repair a number of legacy electronic systems across a wide variety of military platforms. AAMSI also provides cables, boards, boxes, electronics design, manufacturing and repair of aerospace components and systems.
AAMSI is licensed by Boeing to manufacture hundreds of F-15, F/A-18 and other military aircraft landing gear and structural airframe parts.
In addition to its avionics and manufacturing capability, AAMSI has a strong expertise in ITAR compliance and is a leader in procuring thousands of parts for foreign allies of the U.S. around the world. In addition to procuring parts, AAMSI maintains a large inventory of legacy parts in stock for its customers.
AAMSI has been a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Contractor since the mid-1970s, registered with the U.S. Government’s Business Partner Network and the Central Contractor Registration under CAGE Code 56540. We are registered to AS 9001 rev C, maintain a DoD sponsored Secret Facility Clearance and are fully ITAR Compliant.