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Leadership

Shawn M. Bergquist

Director

Shawn Bergquist has been the Director of Intertrade since early 2014, reporting into the Collins Aerospace Aftermarket Sales & Surplus business unit located in Charlotte, N.C. With Intertrade's headquarters located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bergquist is responsible for setting the overall strategy and direction, managing the day-to-day operations and for delivering the financial performances of the Intertrade aerospace used surplus materials equipment business. Bergquist manages a staff of 60+ professionals that are assigned to areas within global sales, sales support, repairs administration, material handling, and three product lines (commercial airframe, engine and government) that are located across three geographically separated sites. 

Shawn has 15+ years of aerospace experience that include time spent at both Intertrade and MidAmerican Aerospace in various supply chain, programs, and sales roles. Prior to his aerospace experiences, Bergquist spent six years at GE Capital as a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Analytics leader. Bergquist is a U.S. Army veteran, having spent 12 years on active duty as an Infantry Officer and Comptroller within the 75th Ranger Regiment, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, and 2nd Infantry Division (South Korea) in varying positions of leadership and operational roles. 

Bergquist holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Statistics from the University of Illinois. He is married with three kids; two daughters and a son. His interests include cooking, eating others’ food, tailgating during college football season and exercising on his road bike.

Ryan Noonan

Manager, Global Sales

Ryan, as a Global Sales manager, is responsible for global sales and business development.

Ryan’s career in the aviation aftermarket began ten years ago in sales with Intertrade. After 4 years in sales, and a year in accessories product line management, Ryan was hired as the sales manager for the Americas region. As the organization evolved Ryan took on the additional responsibilities of managing the global sales team with a presence in the United Kingdom, Singapore, and China.

Originally from Cascade, Iowa, Ryan earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa in Management and Organizations and an MBA from Upper Iowa University in Organizational Development.

In Ryan's spare time he enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, bowling, and is an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Travis C. Kalous

Associate Director, Asset Acquisitions

Travis C. Kalous is the Associate Director, Asset Acquisitions at Intertrade. In this position, Travis is responsible for managing all contractual and execution related aspects for the purchasing and sale of aircraft and aircraft engines.

Travis has worked at Collins Aerospace for over 22 years, joining the Intertrade business 2011. Travis first served as the Principal Manager of Sales at Intertrade, responsible for global account coordination, new account development initiatives, growth strategies and management. Prior to that role, Travis was a Principal Program Manager managing various Collins Aerospace avionics modification and upgrade programs, and he has also served as the Operations Manager in the Collins Aerospace Cedar Rapids Service Center. In his 20-plus year career Travis has held numerous leadership roles in the Operations and Service businesses at Collins Aerospace and brings a broad range of experience to the Intertrade team.

A native of Alden, Iowa, Travis earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Technology, Manufacturing from Iowa State University, and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mount Mercy University. Travis resides in Vinton, Iowa, with his wife Heather and their two children, daughter Hannah and son Elijah. Travis enjoys spending his free time with family and friends, golfing, boating, cooking, and cheering on the Iowa State Cyclones and Denver Broncos.

Joel Ridgway

General Manager, Commercial Airframe and Engine Product

Joel is responsible for the profit and loss of the commercial airframe product that includes the identification / purchasing /establishment of market pricing / management of inventory, management of supply and repair vendors, program management, setting strategic direction for the product line, and managing a team of product line and purchasing specialists.

A native of Keokuk, Iowa, Joel earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Master’s degree in Business Administration from Mount Mercy University. Joel started at Intertrade in 2008 and has held roles in Sales, Asset Acquisitions and Product Line Management. Joel and his wife Traci live in Atkins, IA with their two children.

Pavel Slavin

General Manager, Defense Products and Services

Pavel is responsible for the profit and loss of the Defense services product line that includes the identification, purchasing, and establishment of market pricing; management of inventory functions; management of supply and repair vendors; sales and business development; contract negotiation; program management; setting strategic direction for the product line in a global aftermarket; and managing a team of product line specialists.

Pavel has a combined 19 years of defense aviation maintenance and aftermarket services experience. Prior to joining Intertrade, Pavel spent eight years with Aero Precision, a global defense after-market distributor and services company in Livermore, CA. In his role as Director of Sales for Middle East, Africa, and Latin America, Pavel led a sales team focused on market penetration and expansion strategies. Prior to Aero Precision, Pavel spent nine years in the U.S. Navy attached to various rotary-wing squadrons and depot level maintenance activities, holding various leadership roles.

Pavel holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Phoenix.

Delwyn (Del) Borntrager

Finance Manager

Delwyn (Del) Borntrager joined Intertrade as the Finance Manager in 2020. In this position, Del and his team are responsible for providing business insight to drive volume growth, profitability and inventory management practices to the Intertrade business. The finance team manages Intertrade's accounting activities including receivables, payables and general accounting.

Del has 10 years of finance experience in the aerospace and defense industry. Prior to joining Intertrade, he held various roles in Services Financial Planning, Internal Audit, Operations Financial Planning and Commercial Avionics Financial Planning at Collins Aerospace.

A native of Kalona, Iowa, Del earned his Bachelor's degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. Outside of work, Del cheers on his favorite sports teams which include the Iowa Hawkeyes (Basketball and Football), Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Lakers. Del also enjoys time spent traveling with his wife to different places around the world. In 2017 they had the opportunity to travel to numerous countries throughout Europe while on a six months work assignment in Reading, UK. More recently they have been kept busy at home in Hiawatha, IA with the birth of their first child.

Mike Goode

Manager, Material Quality & Warehousing

Michael Goode, as General Manager, Material Quality & Warehousing, is responsible for oversight for activities related to receiving, storing, and/or shipping of materials. He is additionally responsible for all Quality Assurance Inspections conducted during the receiving and shipping process, managing aircraft teardown actions, and consignment programs.

Mike has accumulated 28+ years of aviation experience with both Government and Commercial platforms. Prior to joining the Intertrade Ltd. team he spent 23.5 years in the U.S. Air Force as an Aircraft Crew Chief and an Aircraft Maintenance Production Manager. He retired from the Air Force Honorably while assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, in September 2012. Mike was granted his FAA Aircraft and Powerplant certificate in 2007 and is an active FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR-F).

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Mike earned his Bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle University. This was followed by being awarded his Graduate Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health from Columbia Southern University.

In Mike’s free time he enjoys spending time with his family, working on construction projects, and rooting for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Brent VanWey

Manager, International Trade Compliance

Brent VanWey, the site lead for International Trade Compliance (ITC), is responsible for Intertrade’s compliance with all government export and import regulations. ITC is a division of the Aftermarket within Collins Aerospace that focuses on developing processes for screening, classification, imports, training and tracking compliance programs across the Aftermarket business unit.

Prior to this role, VanWey was a Principal Program Manager for Airborne and Fixed Site High Frequency Communications Products for Collins Aerospace. Before that, VanWey was the Import and Export Compliance Manager for Collins Aerospace for 8 years.

VanWey holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Mt. Mercy University.

Elaine Reynolds

Manager, Quality Compliance
AS9120 QA Management Representative

Elaine Reynolds, Quality Compliance Manager/Management Representative for Intertrade, has the responsibility and authority for the overall integrity and compliance of the Intertrade Quality Management System. In this role she provides oversight for the continual improvement of the QMS by promoting customer focus within all processes, managing the internal/external audit program, and ensuring compliance with accreditations, requirements, and industry standards. Elaine assumed this role in 2019, having supported Intertrade and Collins Aerospace Service Centers in the role of Sr. Quality Assurance Engineer since 2009.

Having more than 30 years of aviation industry experience, Elaine began her career in 1988 by serving in the U.S. Navy. As an Avionics Technician she performed maintenance on four fleet types and the avionics components for all systems on board. Honorably discharged in 1994, she spent the next 13 years working for a major U.S. cargo air carrier. During this time she held roles in air operations including component vendor/supply chain/contract management, program management for aircraft conversions and standardization, risk management, and maintenance operations planning/scheduling.

In addition to her military and civilian experience, Reynolds has held FAA Airframe/Powerplant and FCC Licenses since 1995 and has been a qualified AS9100 Lead Auditor since 2011. She also attended Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, completing continuing education courses within the Professional Aeronautics and Aviation Maintenance Management curriculum.

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