Vertex Aerospace



Vertex Aerospace offers a global capability and complete solution for government and commercial customers. The mid-level aerospace Company operates in over 100 locations worldwide providing aftermarket aerospace services for more than 2,400 fixed and rotary wing airframes. Vertex’s agility, rapid deployment capability, and customer optimization have distinguished it from competitors for over half a century. With a...


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John "Ed" Boyington
CEO & President
Bill Beard
SVP, Corporate Operations & Strategy
Bob Sill
Chief Finance Officer
Richard "Vinny" Caputo
SVP, Aerospace Defense Services Division
Don Davis
SVP, Aircraft Integration & Sustainment Division
Rachel Henson
Corporate Communications Manager

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Bill Beard Appointed Head of Senior Vice President Corporate Operations and Strategy for Vertex Aerospace

Bill Beard Appointed Head of Senior Vice President Corporate Operations and Strategy for Vertex Aerospace

Aerospace and defense company Vertex Aerospace announces that Bill Beard steps in as Senior Vice President Corporate Operations and Strategy. Beard first began his time at Vertex in 2007 when he served as Vice President of Operations. Later, he provided consulting services to the company from 2016 to 2019. Bill re-joined the Vertex team in September 2019, serving as the interim SVP of Corporate Business Operations and Business Development. Prior to consulting for Vertex, Beard served as the Vice President and General Manager of GKN Aerospace overseeing operations of flight-critical components production and assemblies for Boeing, Honda Aircraft Company, and Honeywell. Beard has displayed a long history of success in aircraft maintenance, modifications, systems integration, aerospace manufacturing, and contractor logistics support services. Retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Master Chief Petty Officer with over 20 years of naval aviation experience, Beard accumulated over 4,000 flight hours in a variety of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance aircraft as well as special mission aircraft. His responsibilities will include overseeing the company’s strategic growth, along with providing leadership to the Corporate Business Operation functions. "I am extremely fortunate to have developed a long-term relationship with Vertex and am honored to continue building upon that," said Beard. "Driving company growth while creating more operational efficiencies will be my main priority to ensure we continue offering customers high-quality, affordable readiness."

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Vertex Aerospace named Leon Bacon VP of Business Development

Vertex Aerospace named Leon Bacon VP of Business Development

Aerospace and defense company Vertex Aerospace has hired Leon Bacon as its new vice president of Business Development for its US Navy programs. Mr. Bacon will be based at the company’s Pax River office, and will lead its customer liaison and naval aviation contracts. "Regarded as an expert in the total cradle to grave lifecycle support of major aviation weapon systems, Leon will be a true asset for Vertex," said Vertex CEO and president Ed Boyington. "He is uniquely capable and strategically positioned to oversee Vertex's naval aviation portfolio and we look forward to the new business opportunities he'll manage from our Pax River site." Mr. Bacon has more than 30 years of experience in naval aviation and acquisition, most recently as Senior Director of Marketing, NAVAIR Programs at Elbit Systems of America. He is also a 13-year US Navy veteran. "I feel privileged to receive this opportunity to lead our USN efforts and leverage Vertex's proven capabilities to alleviate pressure on the Fleet Squadrons," said Mr. Bacon. "I'm committed to continually fostering an environment of mutual understanding with our customers to keep optimization at the forefront of all we do."

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