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  • Paul Goffredi


    President / COO
    pgoffredi@vseaviation.com
    office: 972-406-2149   mobile: 972-898-2948
  • Paul has held leadership positions in aviation for nearly three decades. His focus has been on business development, strategic OEM and major customer relations, supply chain management, engine and material acquisition, and operational excellence and improvement. Contact Paul with questions or ideas on how the VSE Aviation, Inc. family of companies can enhance your company's future.


  • John Waldrop


    Vice President of Sales and Service
    jwaldrop@primeturbines.com
    office: 972-406-2103   mobile: 817-965-2779
  • John brings more than thirty-five years of PT6A experience in the aviation industry to his leadership role at Prime Turbines. His decades of knowledge and focus on sales and operations establishes the customer-centric culture of the company. John invites you to discuss how Prime Turbines can be of benefit to you.


  • Joe Kolo


    General Manager
    jkolo@vseaviation.com
    office: 972-406-2146   mobile: 817-965-2778
  • Joe has over thirty years of experience in the aviation industry with experience in customer service and operations management. His knowledge and experience focusing on operations allows for an overall view of all Prime facilities ensuring customer needs and requirements are met consistently.




  • Jaime Gonzalez


    Customer Service Manager
    jgonzalez@primeturbines.com
    office: 972-406-2125   mobile: 469-223-6449
  • Jaime has over twenty years of customer service experience with MRO and OEM companies. His focus has been on customer satisfaction, quality assurance and process improvement. Please contact Jaime for service questions when your engine is at the Dallas facility. Jaime habla Español.


  • Scott Carl


    Service Center Manager
    scarl@primeturbines.com
    office: 800-282-4744
  • Scott has over two decades of aircraft maintenance experience. Scott has been with Prime Turbines for the last 16 years and has been in involved with all aspects of PT6 maintenance and repair. Please contact Scott about your PT6A maintenance needs.



  • Carlos Gastelum


    Service Center Manager
    cgastelum@primeturbines.com
    office: 480-685-5966   mobile: 480-524-2172
  • Carlos Gastelum is a U.S. Navy Veteran, with 25 years in the Aviation Turbine Industry. Carlos joined the Prime Turbines team in Nov. 2014. He is currently the Operations Manager specializing in leadership, managing business issues, and directing all repair station personnel assigned to maintenance functions to ensure all customer requirements are met. Please contact Carlos with your questions about our capabilities and replacement material solutions on your Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T, Honeywell T53 engines and Bell Helicopter Powertrain components. Carlos habla Español.
  • Ray Galaviz


    Customer Support Manager
    rgalaviz@primeturbines.com
    office: 480-646-3415   mobile: 480-489-2052
  • Ray joins the Prime Turbines Team with twenty years experience in Aerospace. His emphasis has been with customer support, bearing overhaul, continuous improvement, quality assurance, production planning, and materials management. Please contact Ray with your questions about our capabilities and replacement material solutions on your Pratt & Whitney PT6A & PT6T, Honeywell T53 engines, and Bell Helicopter Powertrain components.


  • Chuck Praniewicz


    Service Center Manager
    cpraniewicz@primeturbines.com
    office: 724-586-0124   mobile: 817-205-3774
  • Chuck brings twenty-two years of experience in the aircraft industry and a passion for flying to his position at Prime Turbines. His experience understanding and managing business issues, combined with his background as a private pilot and airplane owner, is central to the support and service he is committed to providing his customers. Contact Chuck today to discuss how his team can assist you with your PT6A maintenance needs.


  • Walter Eggers


    General Manager
    weggers@primeturbinesgmbh.com
    office: +49 6139 293 78 96   mobile: +49 151 466 355 47
  • Walter oversees Prime Turbines GmbH with twenty-five years of expertise in the aviation industry managing all technical aspects of the PW100 engine series. He is proficient in providing customers with all of our repair, overhaul, parts and sales solutions. Please contact Walter today to discuss how his team can assist with conducting certified inspections and all PW100 engine series maintenance needs. Walter spricht Deutsch.
  • Andreas Neyer


    PW100 Sales Director
    aneyer@primeturbinesgmbh.com
    office:   mobile: +49 162 616 1969
  • Andreas brings more than twenty years of experience in the aviation industry to his role at Prime Turbines GmbH. His knowledge and focus of sales and customers assists in establishing the customer-centric culture of our company. Andreas invites you to contact him regarding your PW100 maintenance needs. Andreas spricht Deutsch.










  • David Ponce


    Director Fixed Wing Sales and Service
    dponce@primeturbines.com
    mobile: 214-929-1426
  • David has over fifteen years of aviation sales and service experience. His wide-ranging aviation background from technical to customer service allows him to bring a unique perspective to the customer. David welcomes the opportunity to discuss your Turbine engine requirements. David habla Español.
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Louisiana, Texas

  • L.D. Blake


    Fixed Wing Sales and Service Manager
    lblake@primeturbines.com
    office: 870-587-8042   mobile: 870-208-3814
  • L.D. has over thirty years of experience specializing in PT6A engine sales and service. His expertise is focused on PT6A AG engine maintenance and repair, prop balancing, and engine vibration surveys. To discuss your AG aircraft maintenance options contact L.D.
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Arkansas


  • Kevin Blaksley


    Fixed Wing Sales and Service Manager
    kblaksley@primeturbines.com
    office: 770-422-1798   mobile: 404-775-1221
  • Kevin is a licensed A&P professional and pilot. He combines his thirty years of industry experience with his unique background to formulate solutions that not only help the customer solve their problems but return the aircraft back to service in minimal time. Kevin invites you to contact him for your PT6A service needs.
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina,Tennessee
  • Gary Sluhan


    Fixed Wing Sales and Service Manager
    gsluhan@primeturbines.com
    office: 972-406-2100   mobile: 214-674-7453
  • Gary has over thirty-six years of experience in the aviation industry with extensive customer service and support experience. As a licensed A&P specialist, Gary understands that every customer has unique needs and enjoys the challenge of finding the right solutions for his customers. Gary welcomes all inquiries on how he can assist with your PT6A needs.
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin


  • Mark Vanderkooi


    Fixed Wing Sales and Service Manager
    mvanderkooi@primeturbines.com
    mobile: 214-674-9587
  • Mark has over thirty years of experience in sales, project management, and engineering in the turbine engine industry. His focus on providing innovative MRO service solutions to PT6A customers helps ensure that Prime Turbines delivers maximum value and choice to its customers. Contact Mark to discuss your sales and service options.
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Connecticut, Delaware, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia


  • John Wentworth


    Director Rotor Wing Sales and Service
    jwentworth@primeturbines.com
    office: 480-646-3764   mobile: 469-346-5811
  • John has over 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry with an extensive background in Turbine, Rotorcraft MRO and manufacturing. As a licensed A&P and Pilot John understands and meets the daily challenge of finding value based quality solutions for our customers in todays rotorcraft market. John welcomes all inquiries and looks forward to working with you to fully understand your requirements and meet your needs.
    Rotor Wing Sales Region: Central and Eastern US, Canada
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming
  • Kurt Curtis


    Rotor Wing Sales Manager
    kcurtis@primeturbines.com
    office: 480-685-5964   mobile: 480-376-4550
  • Kurt Curtis joined our team in March of 2015. He brings his knowledge of the Helicopter MRO business with 10 years of aviation experience. Specializing in Honeywell T53, Pratt and Whitney PT6T TwinPac and Bell Drivetrain Component overhauls and repairs. Kurt has extensive experience on working aircraft in Firefighting environments and Heavy Lift Operations. Kurt is very familiar with what is expected for contract requirements. Contact him today to see how Prime Turbines can help you with your Helicopter needs.
    Rotor Wing Sales Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Nevada


  • Oscar Rodriguez


    Director Sales − Mexico, Central & South America
    orodriguez@primeturbines.com
    office: 830-438-4014   mobile: 214-326-5898
  • Oscar is a sales specialist overseeing the Latin American countries. He has twenty-seven years in the aviation industry with technical and customer service experience on a wide range of turbine engines and airframes. Contact Oscar for questions on any of our products and services. Oscar habla Español.
    Fixed and Rotor Wing Sales Region: Mexico, Central & South America


  • Stephan Gauliard


    Director PWC Engine Programs, Europe
    sgauliard@primeturbines.com
    mobile: +49 162 616 1969
  • Stephan is a sales specialist with over twenty-five years of technical expertise in the aviation industry overseeing Europe. Utilizing his worldwide network of MRO contacts and knowledge of customer needs, Stephan is able to find solutions quickly and reduce AOG. Please contact Stephan for questions regarding any of our products and services. Stephan parle français. Stephan spricht Deutsch.
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Europe, Africa


  • John Wentworth


    Director Rotor Wing Sales and Service
    jwentworth@primeturbines.com
    office: 480-646-3764   mobile: 469-346-5811
  • John has over 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry with an extensive background in Turbine, Rotorcraft MRO and manufacturing. As a licensed A&P and Pilot John understands and meets the daily challenge of finding value based quality solutions for our customers in todays rotorcraft market. John welcomes all inquiries and looks forward to working with you to fully understand your requirements and meet your needs.
    Rotor Wing Sales Region: Europe, Asia, Middle East and Africa







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