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OUR PEOPLE

At the Parts Life, Inc. family of companies, we believe in the value of our people. Our unique culture enables us to fulfill our God-given potential through opportunities for career growth, and personal and professional development. We're a diverse team who takes great pride in the work we do to support the warfighter and the U.S taxpayer. We aim to be truly agile in a marketplace by constantly striving for quality by expanding our knowledge and elevating our skills. 

MEET THE TEAM

Dominic Durinzi

Dominic Durinzi 

Executive Vice President of Product

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Dominic comes from an extensive engineering and manufacturing background with over 52 years of experience in the defense industry. Dominic holds a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University, certifications in Level III Non-Destructive testing, and has taken numerous quality management and control courses throughout his career. Dominic's certifications include training in FAR Requirements, Non-Destructive Testing Training, Hydraulic Training, Ammunition 20MM Loading System Training, Navy Linkless Ammunition Loading System training, Quality Control, Total Quality Management, and Dr. Deming's Theories of Total Quality Management. In addition, Dominic has a published research paper on remanufacturing. As president of DeVal Corporation for over 20 years, Dominic developed and implemented zero maintenance technology and incorporated it into several weapons support and armament handling support equipment platforms 

Jeannie Whitfield

Jeannie Whitfield
Vice President of Business Intelligence & Market Insight

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Jeannie  holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Temple University and an MBA from Louisiana State University. 

 

Jeannie started at Parts Life, Inc. as a Business Development Specialist, working to research and identify opportunities for Parts Life. In her current role, Jeannie expands on that research, gaining a better understanding of the current market as well as identifying growth opportunities for Parts Life, Inc., and DeVal Lifecycle Support. 

 

Jeannie has utilized her coaching-style leadership to empower and develop employees within the workplace. She currently serves on the Lakehurst Small Business Roundtable as part of the Executive Steering Committee. Passionate about mentoring other women in the business and defense industry, Jeannie has been involved in the Women in Defense Liberty Chapter mentoring program for the past several years.

STRATEGIC  ADVISORS

Emily Harman
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Emily Harman

Emily worked for the Department of the Navy for 34 years as both a Naval Officer and civilian, retiring as a member of the Senior Executive Service (SES) in May 2019. Under Emily’s leadership as the Director of the Department of the Navy's Office of Small Business Programs, the Navy and Marine Corps spent $15.3 billion with small businesses as prime contractors in fiscal year 2018, exceeding the previous year’s performance by $2.2 billion. Prior to working in Small Business Programs, Emily served as a Contracting Officer and gained extensive experience in the acquisition of complex major weapon systems and similarly large service acquisitions.  

A trailblazer, Emily is a member of the 6th class of women to graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy. She was one of the first two officers on the U.S.S. Emory S. Land, AS-39 to qualify as a Supply Corps Surface Warfare Officer. She holds a Masters Degree in Acquisition and Contract Management from the Florida Institute of Technology. Emily is a contributing author to the #1 Bestsellers Becoming a GovCon Expert: How to Accelerate Your Success in Government Contracting and Step Into the Spotlight to Expand Your Influence and Attract the Right Clients. She also hosts the  Onward Podcast featuring authentic conversations on facing adversity, moving forward, and discovering ourselves along the way. Visit her website at www.emilyharman.com

Kim Huntley
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Kim J. Huntley

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.

STRATEGIC ACCOUNT MANAGERS AND KEY PERSONNEL

ChrisSmallStrategicAccountManagerSBIRDLA
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Chris Small

Strategic Accounts Manager Chris is a small business development specialist who has been instrumental in the growth and development of Parts Life, Inc.  As one of PLI’s earliest employees, Chris has been strategically involved in many aspects of the business. From marketing and communications to contracting and project management, Chris uses his professionalism and interpersonal skills to connect and build relationships with our customers. 

With over 8 years of government contracting experience, Chris leads engineering research and development efforts, and manages all Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) projects for the organization. As a result, the company has become the alternate approved source and manufacturer of hundreds of items for the USAF, Navy, and Army. Most recently, Chris and his team have been recognized by the Defense Logistics Agency for their contributions in supporting the nuclear enterprise on the B-52.

Rick Pacitti
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Rick Pacitti

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.

Sam Thevanayagam

Sam Thevanayagam
Founder & CEO

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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 solutions, he developed and trademarked the value proposition R.O.P.E.® (Rapid Obsolescence Planning and Execution).

Rohit Bhalla

Rohit Bhalla 

Chief Operating Officer

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Rohit has over 15 years of experience in manufacturing and mechanical engineering, with experience in high and low volume production and hands-on experience in fabrication, machining, assembly, and lean manufacturing.

 

Rohit excels in several manufacturing and electro-manufacturing areas, such as fiber optic cable design, build-to-print specifications, quality management systems, labor and material estimation, first article reports, source approval request, manufacturing processes, and CNC programming. With his past work experience, Rohit provides a level of expertise and efficiency in the defense and aerospace industries. Rohit graduated from Maharishi Dyanad University with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering. 

David Carosiello

David Carosiello 

Vice President of Strategic Relationships 

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David holds a BS in Business Management from Oral Roberts University as well as an MBA with concentrations in Small Business Management and Finance from Drexel University. David comes from a background of market development and strategic account management, with 20+ years of industrial mechanical management experience, having spent a majority of his career in the automotive aftermarket. He has spent his entire career in the world of small businesses and brings a commitment to customer service, excellence, and integrity to his role. 

David's focus on sales as a service to solve customer needs allows him to expertly address manufacturing needs while focusing on speed, quality, and cost savings passed on directly to his customers. In his current role, David leads teams in branding and marketing, human resources, IT, and shared services. 

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Gregg Mallinder 
Vice President of Strategic Relationships 

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A proven transformational leader, Gregg brings over 20 years of experience in engineering and operations management, spanning across a multitude of domains including Product & Process Engineering, Electronics and Mechanical Remanufacturing, Plant Management, Planning, and Purchasing. Gregg is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, holding a BS in Electronics Engineering. His expertise in areas such as new product development, LEAN initiatives, supply chain optimization, process improvement, and quality system implementations will be invaluable in helping us build new capabilities to better serve the warfighter and the U.S. taxpayer. 

Known for his integrity, Gregg fosters a culture of continuous improvement and a passion for achieving challenging goals. His belief in Servant Leadership and his relentless pursuit of excellence are values that align perfectly with our mission at Parts Life, Inc.

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