Edward C. Cacace
Senior Vice President
Ed has served over forty-five years in aviation operational leadership. After serving in the United States Air Force, Ed began a long and successful career with Sikorsky Aircraft. His management style, implementation of lean manufacturing, and customer relations made him an ideal candidate for the SES team. He came to Huntsville in 2009 and has been an integral component to the operational success SES continues to hold today. Over the years, Ed has kept contact with numerous key aviation companies and realized they did not have the same competitive edge to obtain parts quickly and at a reasonable price point. Understanding this business through his experience, he was tasked to head up a commercial company, Advanced Precisions Parts, supplying parts and services to a wide variety of customers.
Ed has secured long-term agreements for several dynamic components and now affords a brand new avenue for procurement. While it was Ed’s intention to serve SES for a few years, he fell in love with the south and the hospitality of the many people he has come to know. In the summer, Ed enjoys throwing his kayak on his Jeep and enjoying the water. While in the winter, it is all about his beloved Green Bay Packers (GO Pack GO!) and Alabama football (Roll Tide Roll!). Ed’s pride and joy and all his free time goes to his grandkids! He is one proud Papa of three and, yes, his eldest granddaughter is now a student of the University of Alabama!
Director of CLS
So how do you ensure the best price for the customer? Enter Clint. Clint can slice and dice data better than a Kinzua knife ensuring parts procurement at the best price. As a former Engineer and Senior Commercial Program Manager, Clint understands the true picture of programs- they can be over budget and behind schedule. However, Clint’s programs ran successfully and the SES customer was extremely appreciative. Clint runs APP logistics the same way – he forecasts your needs, finds ways to procure the parts you need, and ensures the best overall price to pass along to you. Clint manages all incoming logistics from the airframes we purchase to the blades in inventory.
Clint graduated from Auburn University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Fiber Engineering with a Business Minor. Clint, his wife, and two beautiful daughters moved to Huntsville in 2016. The family likes to stay active with outdoor activities such as trips to the mountains or to the beaches of the Panhandle.
Senior Manager, Operations
If there is one person who knows aircraft, it is Dave Carter. Dave has served both the Department of Defense and Department of State and has worked in and/or deployed to 39 different countries. He has worked on and flown Bell, Sikorsky, MD, and numerous Russian aircraft, Dave has 28 years fulfilling Air Crew, Maintenance, and Quality roles. This is not “just a job” for Dave, he is a true aviation professional and is passionate about all thing’s rotor! When our quotes come in, Dave personally looks at every part to ensure the part is serviceable, tagged correctly, has a traceable history, and/or ensures the part is valued-added for our customer. Since he has worked on aircraft for years, he knows the market cost of parts and his goal is to beat it! He wants to get the part into our customer’s hand for the best price possible. If there is a part expert, Dave is your guy!
So, if we painted this picture that Dave is all nice and sweet…wrong! Dave’s free time is smoking meat and riding Harley’s.
Senior Manager, Sales and Service
Lynn has worked in manufacturing, healthcare, and defense. She has served in roles within human resources, hospital administration, operations, and sales. With a Bachelors in Human Resources and a Masters’ in Management, she is well versed in all things business and loves nothing more than a challenge. So, when Ed contacted her about the future of APP and asked if she’d be willing to help, there was an automatic ‘yes, please!’. Lynn is your point of contact. She is responsible for replying to your quote requests, manages the APP site, and oversees the APP inventory cage and shipping process. Whatever it is you need, Lynn is here to help.
Lynn and her husband, Bryan, have two kids in college so, all their money goes to the University of Alabama Huntsville. The Dingo’s love professional sports and look forward to the day we can return to an arena, have some nachos, and get back to normal!