Kevin Vicha – CEO

Kevin has over three decades of experience in the global aerospace and power generation industries and is based at Bromford’s facility in Orange, Connecticut. He joined Bromford from GKN Aerospace Engine Systems, where he served as Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the company’s $1.5 billion annual business portfolio encompassing eleven manufacturing sites and 3,500 employees. Prior to GKN, he worked in senior positions at United Technologies Corporation, served as President of GE and Pratt & Whitney’s joint company Engine Alliance, LLC, and also held responsibility for multi-site manufacturing businesses, Airframers and global Aftermarket Repair Sales. He began his career in power generation in the United States and Europe before transitioning to aerospace with Pratt & Whitney based at Airbus in Toulouse, France. Kevin received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and an MBA from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées and completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.

Joe Rampone - Director of Operations - Aerocision

Joe is a manufacturing professional with over 35 years experience in the aerospace and commercial building industries. Joe joined Bromford-Chester in 2019 bringing a wealth of expertise with strengths in practical manufacturing methods, Lean manufacturing principles and employee relations. Joe’s leadership style utilizes trust, open communication and respect to achieve success.  Previously held leadership roles in Operations, Engineering, Facilities and Quality Management.

Joe obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Engineering from The University of New Haven.

Chris McHugh - Director of Operations - Numet

Chris has over two decades of experience in the aerospace industry, holding technical management positions in a multitude of areas including engineering, program management, planning and operations. Chris joined Bromford – Orange in 2019 from ATI Metals, a 100k sq ft, 100-person facility, where he led the Operations Department. Chris has a BSME from Central Connecticut State University and resides in Old Lyme, CT with his wife and daughters.

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