Our People

Our talented, passionate team is comprised of thinkers, leaders, and doers who are all concentrated on developing a unique and specific result while providing the best possible experience. We empower our people to be strategic and creative, to speak up with observations, and mostly to ensure our performance is beyond our promise.

Our Leadership

Michael Stern

Michael Stern

Michael Stern

President

Mike Stern has grown up in the aerospace industry, holding various positions of increasing scope and responsibility, culminating in his current role as President of STS Aerospace. Mike is a true visionary, he can see how today shapes tomorrow, but more importantly how it affects future growth and change.

A born leader, Mike builds his team by selecting individuals eager to work as a support system together—those with desire to activate their potential, in turn, truly caring for our customers and meeting their needs. He is able to see others’ strengths and opportunities, and bears the ability to motivate everyone to excel in their goals. Mike puts his trust in his people, he values personal growth at every level. By providing each team member a voice, he inspires collective ownership, fosters strong relationships, and nurtures potential. This culture has become magnetic, and is largely responsible for who STS Aerospace is today.

Outside of the office you will find Mike riding motorcycles and spending time with his wife and three daughters.

Michael Stern

President

Harry Mueller

Harry Mueller

Harry Mueller

Engineering

As a technically brilliant, customer-focused engineer, Harry can quickly address complex engineering problems with simple and agile solutions. He utilizes transparency, data analytics, and logical problem solving in any application, and as a result, his reverent team is consistently top-performing.

Harry Mueller

Engineering

Martin Hough

Martin Hough

Martin Hough

Finance

True to his roots, Martin is a detail-oriented solutionist. He is an analyst at heart, and always has the best interests of the entire organization when making financial decisions. Martin thrives in difficult situations and sees crisis management as a strategic, positive opportunity. He is a great resource for any financial questions, and is always available as a sounding board. While he may be objective and equitable for fiscal decisions, his love for Liverpool United is unwavering.

Martin Hough

Finance

Vivian Gonzalez

Vivian Gonzalez

Vivian Gonzalez

Supply Chain & Planning

Starting out as an industrial engineer, Vivian has been a powerhouse for the organization for 20+ years. Vivian has the ability to energize her team to simplify complex problems and explore solutions, while focused on attaining operational excellence through strategic development. She is the definition of a strong, fearless female; creating an inclusive environment, standing for what she believes in, and pushing everyone to tune into their ethical compass.

Vivian Gonzalez

Supply Chain & Planning

Rick Furbush

Rick Furbush

Rick Furbush

General Manager Scotia

Beginning in 1997 at Lewis & Saunders, moving to Scotia Technology in 2008 as a Manufacturing Engineer, and then being promoted to the management team in 2014, Rick’s extensive background in the aerospace industry and customer-focused resolve has made him the no-nonsense leader he is today. Rick is an important part of our management team, encouraging everyone to take part in problem solving while having the innate ability to see all possible outcomes. Rick’s tenacity and professionalism have been a model for STS team.

Rick Furbush

General Manager Scotia

Thibaut Jusot

Thibaut Jusot

Thibaut Jusot

General Manager Titeflex India

At the age of 18, Thibaut started at Titeflex as a working student. Through hard work and dedication, he rose the ranks of the organization, and at 24 was tasked with building and developing our plant in India. Thibaut’s path to success is based on communication building and nurturing long-term relationships with clients and colleagues alike. He is fluent in English, Hindi, and Sarcasm—all of which he can use in the same sentence.

Thibaut Jusot

General Manager Titeflex India

John Palermo

John Palermo

John Palermo

General Manager Team Kreisler

Famous for his Dashboards and quick witted movie references, John has over two decades of engineering and management experience in all aspects of aerospace manufacturing. A born leader, John has a can-do attitude, a keen attention to detail, a sharp problem solving ability, and excellent communication skills, making him an impeccable fit and valuable asset to STS Aero. John is a resilient leader who’s focus on Teamwork has cultivated an organization that strives to achieve internal goals while meeting customer demands. When John isn’t managing our NJ facility, he’s wrenching on his prized Grand National.

John Palermo

General Management Team Kreisler

Steve Oliver

Steve Oliver

Steve Oliver

General Manager Titeflex Laconia

A natural, high energy leader of our Laconia facility, Steve is dedicated to continuous improvement. Steve has a fearless management style where he is able to accurately oversee inventory and S&OP alongside corporate initiatives. Steve will always step up to the plate, and his positive attitude incites his team to do the same.

Steve Oliver

General Manager Titeflex Laconia

Fabienne Mahieu

Fabienne Mahieu

Fabienne Mahieu

General Manager Titeflex Europe

Fabienne is our own legend with 30+ years experience managing Titeflex Europe. She has been a lighthouse for the future generations of female leaders in the aerospace and manufacturing industries by breaking multiple glass ceilings, earning immense respect within the organization and throughout our customer base. Her world class vision in economics, transformational leadership, and focus on personal development of others cultivates an environment where everyone around her strives for excellence.

Fabienne Mahieu

General Manager Titeflex Europe

Helene LePrince

Helene LePrince

Helene Le Prince

General Management Team Kreisler

As a logistics expert, Helene exudes relentless perseverance and strength to our New Jersey facility. Flawlessly coordinating supplier deliveries, production planning, and customer scheduling, her positive outlook is apparent in any interaction. When she’s not flexing her organizational muscles, she’s at her CrossFit gym ensuring she is ready for any new challenge.

Helene Le Prince

General Management Team Kreisler

Our Business Development Team

The STS Aerospace business development team is comprised of an experienced, resourceful, customer-focused group of client relationship specialists. Each member of this talented crew has been selected for their individual strengths; and together, they excel at program development and solutions-based results.

Brad Barnes

Brad Barnes

Brad has a wide range of expertise in aerospace, and is often the go-to resource for questions and clients of any type. Brad emits an infectious positive energy and always brings a light heart. He won’t turn down a smooth Irish whiskey, and he’ll gladly defeat you twice at paddle tennis.

Brad Barnes

Gary Tompkins

Gary Tompkins

Gary Tompkins

Gary brings a mere 42 years of experience in both rigid and flexible hoses. He specializes in fully-planned solutions from design concept to delivery. Any time Gary isn’t at his desk, he’s likely hiking a mountain—his boots have seen every elevation of the Presidential range more than once.

Gary Tompkins

Natalie Cullen

Natalie Cullen

Natalie is the nucleus of the team, channeling energy as she goes. Her adept problem solving skills make her a chameleon in the team, and she thrives on creating individualized results that fall just outside the box. She’s also a huge fan of the Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, she tests everyone, and then uses the results to build project groups and even lunch table layouts.

Natalie Cullen

Cori Bresse

Cori Bresse

Cori Bresse

Cori brings more than 20 years of aerospace experience to the team, and has mastered the ability to solve problems from the inside out—that is, she tends to get lost in the client program, and is able to resurface with a full understanding of the product, process, and applications. Cori has a competitive streak with a positive heart—she thrives on physical activity and will work to get anyone to join in, whether it’s a challenge with or against her (spoiler alert: she never loses either way).

Cori Bresse

Katt Stewart

Katt Stewart

A hands-on leader, mentor, and community advocate, Katt has more than 30 years at Scotia Technology. Katt can sell, build, and ship any product if she has to, and has the will to get the job done. She has the gift of reading any audience and can adjust her message to fit immediately. She is an avid activist for Engagement of Youth In The Aerospace Industry.

Katt Stewart

Sandy Jordan

Sandy Jordan

Sandy Jordan

Sandy has been an asset to the team, exercising her knack for end to end client service, and often takes on multiple projects at once with ease. Raising four children has made her an expert in managing various projects on time and with a calm, collected demeanor.

Sandy Jordan

STS Aerospace

Carlene Marcotte

With decades of experience in the industry, Carlene shines when difficult situations arise. Her passion for loyalty and growth are apparent in her management of commercial relationships. Carlene is a huge Umass Amherst Athletics fan, and with 8 grandsons and no granddaughters, she claims to be building a men’s basketball team for them.

Carlene Marcotte

Derek Hind

Derek Hind

Derek Hind

With 30+ years of aerospace experience, and strong field service knowledge, Derek has expanded his portfolio of aviation aftermarket and MRO into the OEM side of the business. Derek’s extremely approachable attitude, impeccable people skills, communication finesse, and ever present comedic relief affirms his tenure at STS Aerospace.

Derek Hind

Shannon Lempke

Shannon Lempke

Shannon Lempke

Intimately connected with our customers and markets, Shannon’s extensive knowledge on Overhaul & Repair makes her an extremely versatile team player. She has had various roles here at STS and therefore has been exposed to an array of custom historical client solutions. If Shannon isn’t talking O&R, she’s talking about the Dodge Challenger Hellcat, so be prepared!

Shannon Lempke

Dennis LeClerc

Dennis LeClerc

An organized and driven personality, Dennis is a driving force in our team. His laser-like focus on seeing a project from start to finish is revered by our clients and an obvious asset. Dennis is all about boating season, he’s on the lake with his kids at every opportunity.

Dennis LeClerc

Pierre Gauthron

Pierre Gauthron

Pierre Gauthron

As a sales lead for Titeflex Aerospace Europe, Pierre ensures he stays abreast of industry and market trends, building his capacity for unique and fine-tuned resources. Pierre has never stopped learning, and his love of history keeps him on the Trivial Pursuit leaderboard.

Pierre Gauthron

Zuleyka Luciano

Zuleyka Luciano

Zuleyka Luciano

Zuleyka has been with organization for 15 years and has experience in planning, logistics, engineering, and estimating. Her infectious energy and dedication to the company is paired perfectly with her ability to navigate any spreadsheet. She’s an old soul with extensive knowledge of the product and capabilities at each site.

Zuleyka Luciano

Employee Spotlight

Our Company Culture

Performance is defined by how we behave and the results we achieve that positively impact our people, our planet and our profit. Respect is both given and received—we will strive to listen to each other’s opinions, while behaving with patience and compassion. Our agility stems from the empowerment of our people to develop resourceful solutions that are simple and innovative. Have passion for what you do, strive to be your best and foster enthusiasm with a never-yielding positive attitude. We achieve alignment by creating a trusting environment where open discussions, productive conflict and collaboration leads to a common goal. Values are the foundation of our culture, and it’s our culture that makes us unstoppable. Live these values customers will be pleased, business will prosper, employees will benefit, and the community will thrive.

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