Leadership Team

Leadership Team

Samuel P. Thevanayagam

President and CEO                                                     
Sam has 30 years of experience in executive leadership with the task of implementation of quality assurance programs, operations management, supplier development, strategic direction for sourcing & commodity rationalization, and managing suppliers and subcontractors. Sam currently serves on the Board of Directors of the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) Delaware Valley Chapter. Sam’s certifications include CPIM, CPM, CQMC, and CSE (Certified Seal Engineer).  He provides world class cutting edge solutions in re-manufacturing and reverse logistics.  As the expert in obsolescence issues, he developed and trademarked the value proposition R.O.P.E.®  (Rapid Obsolescence Planning and Execution).

Kim J. Huntley

Senior Advisor, Major Market Development
Mr. Kim J. Huntley retired from the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in January 2010 where he served as the Director of the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) at DLA Headquarters.  He chaired the Federal Interagency Working Group for Alternative Fuels and Renewable Energy and was Chief of the DLA Customer Support Office at the DESC during his career with DLA.  At DLA, Mr. Huntley served as the Principal Executive Officer in charge of approximately 1,100 employees worldwide and over $25 billion in annual appropriations involving energy infrastructure and products.  He served in the DLA for more than 32 years in various positions, including Deputy Commander for the Defense Supply Centers in Richmond, Virginia (Aviation) and Columbus, Ohio (Land & Maritime).  He also served as DLA’s Executive Director of Customer Support and Readiness. Mr. Huntley holds a BA degree in Economics from Golden Gate University and attended post-graduate courses in economics at California State University, Hayward.

Sheila Harris-Adams

Vice President of Government Business Development
Sheila is a success driven visionary who has garnered over 25 years of experience in the fields of Business Development, Operations, Management, Project Management, Human Resources, Sales and Marketing. She has donned various hats excelling in many roles including Director of Sales and Marketing, Director of Outreach, Regional Director of Human Resources, and CEO of a multi-million dollar organization. Ms. Harris-Adams serves on the board of various non-profit organizations and she is an active member of various defense industry associations such as the NDIA (National Defense Industrial Association) and WID (Women in Defense). Along with a degree in Business Sheila holds numerous business certification and accreditations.

Richard Pacitti

Vice President & General Manager
Richard is an Operations Executive with over 30 years' experience in the Automotive and Heavy Duty Aftermarket industries. He is a high-energy, results-oriented leader with an entrepreneurial attitude. Richard has successfully managed a multimillion dollar business on various levels including Product Management, Finance & Operations. He was Owner/Operator of a Tool and Die Company, specializing in development and production of tools and equipment for the Automotive, Military, and Medical Industries. He currently holds a patent for Catalytic Combustion Surface Material. Richard's educational background includes Business Administration and numerous Certifications in Operations Management and People Development. He is a member of NJTMA.

Mark Medvetz

Program Manager
Mark is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York. Mark has over 12 years of experience in the defense industry including multiple Ballistic Missile Defense and Foreign baselines. With an extensive background in development and evaluation of designs and system requirements, product support and programmatic decision making, system modeling, simulation and analysis, ship integration and testing, and full life-cycle of systems development, Mark is a strong addition to Parts Life, and brings value to our mission. Upon graduation, Mark was commissioned into the Navy and now currently serves in the Navy Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Mark stands as the Officer In Charge (OIC) and Training Officer for the Strategic Sealift Unit at JBMDL (Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst) overseeing over 200 hundred Strategic Sealift officers and their training.

James Emerich

Finance Manager
James has more than five years of diverse experience in financial and business management positions. He spent over two years in operations at a top-10 U.S banking institution and more than four years working with a large non-denominational church, where he managed a multimillion dollar operating budget and led key capital and expansion initiatives. His experience is in various aspects of business management such as finance, accounting, and human resources. James graduated from Rowan University in 2012 with a B.S. Degree in Business where he studied corporate finance, accounting, and economics.

Larry Handman

Larry has over 40 years of experience as an engineer, working in various projects and plants in the process industry.  Additionally, Larry has a few patents under his name.  Larry is a registered Professional Engineer and is licensed in NJ, MD, PA, and DE.


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