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  • John Waldrop

    Vice President/General Manager
    office: 972-835-7992   mobile: 972-835-7992
  • 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

    Director Customer Service
    office: 972-280-0811   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.

  • John Wentworth

    General Manager Mesa
    office: 480-234-8514   mobile: 480-234-8514
  • 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.
  • Ray Galaviz

    Quality Manager
    office: 480-646-3415   mobile: 480-677-1182
  • 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
    office: 724-586-0124   mobile: 724-882-5668
  • 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.

  • David Ponce

    Sales and Service Manager
    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: Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

  • L.D. Blake

    Fixed Wing Sales and Service Manager
    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
    office: 770-422-1798   mobile: 404-775-1216
  • 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, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  • Gary Sluhan

    Fixed Wing Sales and Service Manager
    office: 972-406-2100   mobile: 314-602-6839
  • 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, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Wyoming

  • Mark Vanderkooi

    Fixed Wing Sales and Service Manager
    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

  • Henry Lopez

    Fixed Wing Sales and Service Manager
    office: 253-620-0858   mobile: 253-620-0858
  • Henry has 25 plus years in the aviation MRO. 15 years in the engine MRO side with PWC engine models. Henry attended California State University Chico CA. Henry holds a FAA airframe and Power-plant License.Henry has spent most of his career in MRO sales on the West Coast.
    Fixed Wing Sales Region: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington

  • Oscar Rodriguez

    Director Sales − Mexico, Central & South America
    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
    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

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Our customers are our top priority. When an engine is shipped to us from any location in the world, our goal is simple: provide the highest level of craftsmanship, customer service, and value so that the engine will return to our facilities for all phases of its life cycle.

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