Our Executive Team

Chris Curtis - Wencor Group, CEO

Chris Curtis

Chief Executive Officer

Chris was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Wencor Group in August 2016. Chris is a seasoned global executive, having spent two decades at Schneider Electric in a variety of leadership roles including President and CEO of North America and Executive Vice President of the Buildings Business division. During his time with Schneider, Chris successfully oversaw a number of critical divisions, achieving significant growth across market segments and geographies. Chris earned a dual BA in History and Economics from Le Moyne College, completed the Executive Development program at Harvard University and also attended Peking University.
  • Pat McCarty
    Pat McCarty President, Wencor MRO Group

    Patrick McCarty is responsible for the all aspects of The Wencor Group Global Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul aftermarket services business. Patrick first entered the aerospace business in 1988, where he started an aerospace piece part repair division for Industry Plating Company in Anniston, Alabama. In 2003, he helped found Aerospace Coatings International, Inc. Through organic growth, he successfully guided the company to become the world leader in proprietary piece part repairs for aerospace pneumatic, hydraulic and landing gear systems.  He joined the Wencor Group in 2011 where he is part of the Wencor Group executive team responsible for mergers and acquisitions. After graduating from Auburn University in 1982, and prior to entering the aerospace industry, his career path included various marketing and financial positions with Monsanto, Shearson Lehman Brothers, and Paine Webber.

  • John McKirdy
    John McKirdy Chief Commercial Officer

    John McKirdy is responsible for marketing, sales and customer service across Wencor Group business units. John joined Wencor Group as Chief Commercial Officer in November, 2019. Most recently he was Vice President of the Global Aftermarket at Chromalloy. Prior to that was General Manager of Chromalloy’s San Diego operation (called Pacific Gas Turbine Center) when the company has a complete engine Maintenance Repair and Overhaul capability. Mr. McKirdy also led Marine & Industrial sales, including leading the Industrial Gas Turbine sales team, procedures and processes. Previously he worked for 20-years at Air Canada Technical Services in technical and leadership positions, including Director, Eastern Operations. Director Business Development and Director, Engine Maintenance Center. He holds an M.B.A. from the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.

  • Shawn Trogdon
    Shawn Trogdon Chief Financial Officer

    Shawn Trogdon is responsible for all finance, accounting, treasury and information technology functions. Shawn joined The Wencor Group in October 2014 as the Global Controller. Previously, he was the Global Controller at Wesco Aircraft Holdings, a public aircraft parts distributor with over $1.4 billion of annual sales. Prior to that, he held financial positions at Landmark Aviation and Grant Thornton. Shawn has led companies through initial public offerings (“IPO”), acquisitions, new product development, business restructurings and has managed companies through relationships with private equity investors, public investors, analysts, banks and external auditors. Shawn earned his BS in Accounting and Masters of Accounting from North Carolina State University.

  • William Morris
    William Morris General Counsel and Executive Vice President

    William began serving as General Counsel for the Wencor Group and its subsidiaries in August 2018, advising the company on all legal matters. In 2019, he was given the additional role of Chief Compliance Officer, leading the company’s commitment to safety and its mission of ensuring every flight is safe. In this new role, William played an instrumental role in establishing and leading a company-wide Compliance Committee. William has practiced law for over 18 years, with over 11 of those years being concentrated in the aviation industry. Prior to joining Wencor, William served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of ComAv, an aviation asset management company and transitional aircraft MRO. His experience also includes serving as a partner in the Aviation Practice Group of Husch Blackwell and serving as aircraft counsel for FedEx Express, one of the world’s largest airlines. William holds a BS in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama and received his juris doctorate degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill.