Lewis Ingold


Aviation Program Manager Director

US, Europe, Asia, AOR

Highly accomplished and decorated Retired US Army Action Officer, Project/Program Manager, expert logistics and Program manager with extensive experience, a dedicated technical expert in all fields related to aviation, Project Management, Logistics, and Government Contracting and their related specialties. A great communicator who provides steadfast level headed leadership to all peers and subordinates in any situation presented.


~ Project Management ~ Program Build Up, Execution, and Close out ~ Airworthiness~ Quality Program Management ~

~ Policy Development ~ Risk Mitigation ~ Organizational Restructuring ~ FAA Regulations ~ FAR Knowledge ~ UAS Operator~ Executive leadership~ Global Middle East Operations ~ Aviation Safety and Quality ~ Flight operations ~


DYN International                                                                                                                         09/2015-Present

MI17 CLS Program manager/MD530 Site Manager

Complete responsibility for all areas of operation, maintenance and training for the MI17 Contract Logistics Supplier program including 36 MI17 Aircraft, 30 Plus vehicles distributed between three sites. Served as leader for 179 direct employees including Human Recourses, Training, Transportation, Supply, Aircraft Maintenance, Quality Control, Quality Assurance and Organizational Safety. Budget planning ensuring acceptable profit margins, Basis of Estimate for yearly bidding requirements. Provided regular performance reporting for all aspects to include Aircraft Availability, Maintenance scheduling, personnel shift management, and aircraft parts and POL supply. Provide conduit for communication between corporate management and customer during execution of program across a broad spectrum of internal and external customers through reports, presentations and Phone. Business Development for future opportunity, Growth and expansion of existing program operations.

Key Achievements

·         Maintained customer required availability rate for all assigned equipment above requirements

·         Manage organization with Multiple sites, 180 direct employees, 45 Vehicles and 36 MI17 Aircraft in Combat AOR

·         Exceed Customer expectations 100% for all reporting periods

·         Design and implement quality assurance management plan

·         All aspects for growth and management of the MD530FF LAH program expansion

·         Develop and mentor leadership for FOB operations in AOR combat theatre

·         Develop plan and schedule project goals cost and schedule maintaining required margin

·         Maintain communication plan with government Quality Assurance Rep

·         Maintained and distribute all deliverables in a timely and accurate manner

·         Develop project products to include communication plan, schedule and cost requirements

·         Exceed all EAC goals and EBIT forecasts



DYN International                                                                                                                          03/2013-10/2015

MD530ff Deputy Program manager/Quality Assurance manager

Provide communication between customer and project stakeholders. Manage organize company assets and personnel to attain project goals and deliverables. Responsible for communication between customer and project personnel develop and maintain project materials to maintain customer requirements. Root cause analysis, process improvement as well as project change controls. Provide conduit between PM and customer engineering and technical services. Manage all project personnel to include personal, professional actions and administrative requirements as well as task assignment. Manage, track and report maintenance status, modifications projects and customer training to US government.

Key Achievements

·         Maintained customer required availability rate for all assigned equipment

·         Aircraft Quality Assurance plan design and implementation

·         Manage continuous improvement Quality plan

·         Assume all duties of the Program Manager in his absence

·         Develop plan and schedule project goals cost and schedule maintaining required margin

·         Risk aversion and mitigation and aircraft quality control

·         Develop and train new personnel assigned to the project team

·         Maintained and distribute all deliverables in a timely and accurate manner

·         Develop project products to include communication plan, schedule and cost requirements

·         Worked from ground up started as a MD530 mechanic


Army- AVIATION MAINENTENANCE/LOGISTICS/Quality                                                       05/2003-03/2013

Maintenance/Project manager

Manages personnel, supply, equipment, and facility assets to maintain and repair Army rotary and fixed wing aircraft. Organizes maintenance elements to inspect service, test, disassemble, repair, reassemble, adjust, replace parts, and retest aircraft or aircraft components. Prepares, implements, and maintains standing operating procedures for management of maintenance activities. Interprets regulations, technical manuals, and orders pertaining to maintenance of Army aircraft for commanders and subordinates. Supervises aviation equipment maintenance and repair shop, section, or platoon. Directs maintenance and accountability of organizational test equipment, supplies and recovery equipment. Operate as an independent action officer Aviation quality manager.

Key Achievements:

·         Provided Training and served as a maintenance and logistics operations advisor to the Minister of The Interior for Afghan National Police Counter Narcotics Air Interdiction Unit Kabul international Airport, while providing government contract oversight for a multi-million dollar Army Aviation government contract

·         Directed the movement of a Cavalry Air Squadron in to and from a combat area of operation

·         Managed and maintained 30 OH58D ACFT to include maintenance company of 70 mechanics, Inspectors, and other specialists in a combat theatre as an Aircraft Quality Control Officer in Charge

·         Provided Contract procurement oversight and surveillance at all stages and levels for the US Army Black Hawk Program Manager as a Quality manager for AMCOM


kEYSTONE HELICOPTER cO, West Chester PA, US                                                                               01-05/2003

Regional subsidiary of Sikorsky Helicopter

Airworthiness QUality control inspector

Supervise and oversight Quality for new build S76 rotary wing ACFT to include all processes, parts certification and repair plans to completion of ACFT build in the most accurate and economical manner. Research and confirm all service bulletins and FAA Airworthiness Releases are complied with as required by customer and regulatory requirements. Release for flight all ACFT

Key Achievements:

·         Delivered 100% accuracy for delivery of 8 S76 ACFT to customer with no customer complaints

·         Released Aircraft for flight with no flight safety issues or accidents

·         Obtained and utilized FAA Inspection Authorization providing unique service to the company



Raytheon Aircraft Company, Arkansas                                                                         10/1998 -10/2001

Airworthiness and Quality control inspector

Supervised the completion of Hawker 800 XP business Class Jets. Inspected all task performed on ACFT, prepared ACFT for experimental and Standard Type Certificates. Ensured all parts and components installed on ACFT met FAA airworthiness standards. Provided subject matter expertise to all STC projects and final approval for ACFT flights for test and release for service of ACFT to include customer acceptance.

Key Achievements:

·         Committee member for SIX SIGMA process improvement for parts manufacturing facility

·         Aircraft Quality Assurance and safety

·         Supervised the completion  6 ACFT per month for two years to include ensuring all  Build tasks were completed IAW FAA and customer standards saving company assets and time by providing accurate timely completion

100% safety rating with no incidents or accidents for ACFT and parts released for servic
Pratt & whitney acft company, bridgeport wv                                           01/1991-05/1998


QUality Control inspector

Detail inspection of turbofan, turbo shaft and turboprop engine to include specifications and determined most economical routing for repairs and overhaul IAW customer request and FAA regulations to enhance company profits. Inspect and release engines for service and test for overhaul and repair facility. Manage multi-million dollar inventory of ACFT parts and provided global customer service for the repair, overhaul and procurement of ACFT engine repair parts.

Key Achievements:

·         Build and develop worldwide parts distribution system for Pratt & Whitney Engine parts to include 5 multimillion dollar inventories including computer system development for invoicing and warranty issues bringing multimillion dollar profit center to life for the company

·         Collaborated with a team of customer service experts to Develop a line for repairs schemes and services for engine parts to include repair, overhaul, clean, inspection and engineer actions

·         Three years quality assurance 100% safety record all engines released for service and test with no incidents and accidents




MBA: Project Management, Grantham University, Kansas City MO

Bachelors of Arts: Criminal Justice, Glenville State College, Glenville WV

Certificate: FAA Air Frame and Power Plant, Self Study

FAA Inspection Authorization Quality Inspector, Self study

FAA Private Pilot, Self Study (120 Flight Hrs)

FAA Part 107 Small UAS operator, Self Study

IAC MI-17 Flight Engineer, Kremenchug Flight College, Kremenchug UKR (200 Combat Flight Hrs)

SIX SIGMA: Black Belt, US Army FT Eustis VA

Program Management 201 and 101, Dyn Corp Continuing Ed, Dallas TX


Warrant Officer Advance Course Aircraft maintenance and Quality Management MOS 151A, Oct 2011

Warrant Officer Basic Course MOS 151A, Sept 2005

Action Officer Course (Project Management); Oct 2009 Certificate

US Air Force Air Load Planner Course, May 2007

US Army Unit Safety Officer Course, April 2007

US Army Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS); MAY 2005

US Army Aviation Quality Supervisors course, BNCOC, FT Indian Town Gap, PA, Sept 2001

UH60 Aircraft Mechanic, 15T Crew chief, FT Eustis VA, May 2001(600 Flight Hours)

C130 Flight Engineer, US Air Force, Little Rock AFB, Little Rock AR, Nov 1996(375 Flight Hrs)

UH-1 Aircraft Mechanic, 15N Crew Chief, FT Indian Town Gap PA, Sept 1992(1700 Flight Hrs)

OH-58 Aircraft Mechanic, 67V Crew Chief, OJT Schweinfurt GE, May 1984(300 Flight Hrs)


MBA Project Management at Grantham University

Completed while deployed to Afghanistan


Site Lead Project Manage at Dyn Corp Intl

Deployed Contractor started as RW mechanic

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