Parts Life, Inc.
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, personal and professional development. We are a diverse team who take 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.
President & 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 solutions, he developed and trademarked the value proposition R.O.P.E.® (Rapid Obsolescence Planning and Execution).
Chief Financial Officer
Jim has more than 10 years of experience in leadership and corporate finance. Jim’s responsibilities include strategic growth planning, corporate finance, management accounting, and contract management. His expertise includes financial planning and analysis, accounting systems, mergers and acquisitions, credit facility negotiation, as well as Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) compliance. In 2018 he earned his Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation issued by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Rowan University.
Chief Operating Officer
Rohit has over 15 years 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. With areas of expertise in build to print specifications, quality management systems, labor and material estimation, first article reports, source approval request, manufacturing processes and CNC programming, he 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.
Executive Vice President of Product
Dominic comes from an extensive engineering and manufacturing background with over 52 years 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 trainings 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 into several weapons support and armament handling support equipment platforms
Vice President of Strategic Relationships
David comes from a background of market development and strategic account management, with 20+ years of industry experience. 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 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.
Vice President of Business Intelligence & Market Insight
Jeannie Whitfield 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. 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.
Vice President of Business Development
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.
Ethan Lydon is a former US Air Force KC-10A Flight Engineer assigned to the 305 th Operations Support Squadron, 305th Air Mobility Wing, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Ethan’s background started as a Munitions Systems Journeyman for 3 years before electing to cross train to Propulsion System Craftsman on the C-130 Hercules. After working in propulsion for 8 years he again felt compelled to retrain one more time to become an Aircraft Flight Engineer on the KC-10A Extender, which included various duties within and out of the aircraft. As a Flight engineer, he has held positions as Non-commissioned Officer In Charge of Squadron Training, Evaluator for Squadron Standardization/Evaluation (Stan/Eval), Global Operations Manager, In-Flight Refueling Division Manager, Squadron Operations Superintendent, and Superintendent of the KC-10 Formal Training Unit. Ethan was a Senior Enlisted Aviator with over 3,500 flight hours to include over 200 combat missions and 18 combat support missions. His deployment experience includes tours to Kuwait, Uzbekistan, and United Arab Emirates, and has participated in a full spectrum of operations, to include SOUTHERN WATCH, DESERT FOX, IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Ethan is originally from Bridgeport, Pennsylvania and entered the Air Force in 1996.
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.
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.