Shawn M. Bergquist
Shawn M. Bergquist, the Director of Intertrade, is responsible for the overall strategy for the acquisition and sale of both Collins Aerospace and third-party used equipment, as well as the evaluation of new business opportunities, acquisition strategy, market & competitive analysis, and pricing. Bergquist oversees all technical operations that support the Product Lines, Supply Chain, Procurement, Sales Teams, and the global Warehouse Operations, and monitors operations and financial performance.
Prior to this role Bergquist was the Supply Chain Manager at Intertrade, Rockwell Collins Services. In this position, Bergquist was responsible for purchasing aircraft and engines for teardown, asset leasing, and supply and repair chain pursuits, programs, and management. Prior to joining Rockwell Collins in May 2008, Bergquist was in Operations and Power Plant sales with MidAmerican Aerospace, a start-up after-market aerospace supplier in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Prior to MidAmerican Aerospace, Bergquist was employed as a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and analytics leader at GE Capital Vendor Financial Services also in Cedar Rapids. Prior to calendar year 2000 with GE, Bergquist served 12 years in the US Army and Special Operations Command as an Infantry Officer and Comptroller within the 75th Ranger Regiment in varying positions of increasing responsibility.
Bergquist holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Statistics from the University of Illinois.
Manager, Global Sales
Ryan, as a Global Sales manager is responsible for sales and business development for the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America.
After 10 years owning and operating a local car dealership it was time for a new challenge which led Ryan to Intertrade. Ryan’s career in the aviation aftermarket began six years ago in sales with Intertrade. After a year in the accessories product line managing fire protection, equipment & furnishings, and lighting Ryan entered his current role. 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 cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Principal Sales Account Manager, China
Henry Zhang (张恒) has been appointed Principal Sales Account Manager for China. In this position, Henry will be responsible for purchasing whole engines and airframes for disassembly, sourcing of engine and airframe material, supply and repair chain management, as well as sales and marketing efforts in the China market.
Henry is originally from China. He has fourteen years working experience as an Engineer and Marketing manager in the Aviation field.
Manager, Regional Sales Manager - EuMEA
Clive has been in the aviation industry since 1978, where he began his career with British Caledonian Airlines and remained there until BCAL was taken over by British Airways in 1988.
In 1989 Clive left BA to work for Virgin Atlantic Airways, where he was the fourteenth person to join the newly formed Virgin Atlantic Engineering Company. Clive was tasked with establishing the Materials Management department that included Planning, Inventory Control, Purchasing and Technical Stores from the ground up. During his nine years with Virgin Atlantic he became a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and oversaw the initial provisioning for additional 747-200s, the new 747-400 and A340 fleets. His department grew from one person to a team of eighty-five people providing 24/7 support to bases at both LGW and LHR and ten global line stations. Clive left Virgin Atlantic as Material Manager in January 1998 and became the Sales Manager for The Memphis Group, responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Clive joined Intertrade in January 2002, and has had many responsibilities related to purchasing and sales since that time.
Senior Manager, Sales Support and Repair Administration
Ashley is responsible for sales order administration for all global accounts including order processing, return material authorizations, exchange core tracking, and warranty management. She is also accountable for the repair chain management portfolio, overseeing repair supplier relationships, rebate agreements, and special repair program management.
Ashley has been with Intertrade since 2011 and has held varying sales roles in both the commercial and government markets. Her past experience working for a top U.S. airline coupled with marketing and sales knowledge has accelerated her growth in the aftermarket industry.
This Cedar Rapids, Iowa native and avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Iowa in Marketing and Management, and an MBA Degree from Mt. Mercy University. Ashley enjoys spending her free time traveling the world with her fiancé, cooking, taking her two dogs to the dog park, and kayaking or playing volleyball in the warmer months of the year.
Travis C. Kalous
Asset Acquisitions Manager
Travis C. Kalous is the Asset Acquisitions Manager at Intertrade. In this position, Kalous is responsible to manage all contractual related aspects for the purchasing of aircraft and aircraft engines.
Kalous has worked at Collins Aerospace for over 20 years and with the Intertrade business since 2011, serving as the Sales Manager at Intertrade, responsible for global account coordination, new account development initiatives, growth strategies and management. Prior to that role, Kalous was a Principal Program Manager managing various Rockwell Collins avionic modification and upgrade programs. Prior to that, Kalous was the Operations Manager in the Rockwell Collins Cedar Rapids Service Center, and he has held numerous leadership roles in the Operations and Service businesses at Rockwell Collins.
A native of Alden, Iowa, Kalous earned his Bachelors degree in Industrial Technology, Manufacturing from Iowa State University, and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Mount Mercy University.
Jeffrey K. Plas
General Manager, Commercial Engine Products
Jeff has been appointed General Manager Commercial Engine Products at Intertrade. In this position, Jeff will be responsible for purchasing whole engines for disassembly, sourcing of engine material, supply and repair chain management as well as sales and marketing efforts.
Prior to joining Rockwell Collins Jeff had similar responsibilities heading the Engine Materials Group for three years at AeroTurbine in South Florida. He had full responsibility for all engine types including international transactions. Prior to AeroTurbine Jeff was employed by Volvo Aero Services for twelve years where his engine responsibilities included whole engine sales and leasing in addition to engine parts sales. Prior to Volvo Aero Services, Jeff's career started with AGES Inc. (Air Ground Equipment Sales) in both Babylon, N.Y. and Boca Raton, Fla. where he learned the trade.
Jeff is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, having attended Lorain County Community College as well as completing courses at the Center for Creative Leadership in Colorado Springs, Colo. He and his wife Theresa and daughter Jessica live in Delray Beach, Fla. Jeff likes to golf, fish and remains a diehard Cleveland Browns, Indians and Cavaliers fan.
General Manager, Commercial Airframe 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.
Chief of Technical Engines and Airframe Products
Paul is responsible for the technical review and assists in the commercial disposition of all whole assets acquired by Intertrade. Paul also provide leadership to the airframe and engine product lines for financial planning and operational efficiency.
Paul has 12 years of after-market aerospace experience. While at Intertrade, Paul has held positions in the engine group and most recently as the leader of the Commercial Airframe Group. Prior to joining Intertrade, Paul spent time at Killick Aerospace, Aeroturbine, and GA Telesis. While at these companies, Paul managed engine and airframe product lines, repair processes, ERP system management, and financial reporting to high levels of success.
General Manager, Government Products and Services
Pavel is responsible for the profit and loss of the government services product line that includes the identification / purchasing /establishment of market pricing / management of inventory functions, management of supply and repair vendors, 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 17 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. Is 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.
Born in Belarus, Pavel grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y. and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from University of Phoenix.
Pr. Customer Program Quality Manager
John has been appointed Customer Program Quality Manager for both Intertrade and Collins Aerospace. In this position, John will be responsible for assuring Intertrade and Collins Aerospace maintain the highest quality standards and provide outstanding customer satisfaction. John also remains in his role as Intertrade's Quality Assurance Management Representative.
Prior to joining Intertrade John had similar responsibilities running his own aircraft part sales and quality consulting business, EuroSpares, for 13 years. With headquarters both in Belgium and the USA, EuroSpares managed several Sabena Technics surplus inventories and A300 teardown consignments. He has also consulted for AAR, Kellstrom, and others, as well as, performed quality audits, including for Spirit Airlines. Prior to EuroSpares John was employed by AAR Corp. for 10 years with varying levels of responsibilities, including Director of Quality for Europe, Director of Sabena Technics JT8 Consignment, Manager AAR JT8 Teardown Shop. These duties required John to ensure quality and inventory systems were maintained not only for Sabena Technics but also for other European consignment customers such as, GE Wales, Lufthansa, Airmotive Ireland and MTU. Prior to that John trained as an A&P Mechanic at Chicago's Midway Airlines.
John is originally from Chicago, IL having attended the University of Illinois, where he achieved his Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics License as well as, his Pilots License. John also has an AA degree in Liberal Arts.
Manager, Quality & Warehousing
Michael Goode, as Manager Material Quality & Warehousing is responsible for oversight for activities related to receiving, storing, and or shipping of materials. Additionally; overall responsible for all Quality Assurance Inspections conducted during the receiving and shipping process and managing aircraft teardown actions.
Prior to joining the Rockwell Collins team Mike spent 23.5 years in the US Air Force as an Aircraft Crew Chief and an Aircraft Maintenance Manager. He retired from the Air Force Honorably while assigned Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana in Sept 2012. Mike was granted his FAA Aircraft and Powerplant certificate in 2007.
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 Tennessee Titans.
Kayla Buck is the Finance Manager at Intertrade. In this position, Kayla and her team are responsible for providing business insight to drive profitability, forecast and planning processes for the Intertrade business, and managing Intertrade's accounting activities.
Kayla has worked for Collins Aerospace for ten years, most recently serving as Lead Financial Analyst for the commercial services business. Prior to that, she held various roles in services financial planning, corporate financial planning and accounts receivable at Rockwell Collins.
A native of Wyoming, Iowa, Kayla earned her Bachelor's degree in Economics and Business from Cornell College and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of Iowa. Kayla spends most of her free time with her husband and two children. She also enjoys golfing and traveling.