Our Executive Team

Shawn Trogdon - Wencor Group, CFO

Shawn Trogdon

Chief Executive Officer

Shawn was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Wencor Group in August 2020. Mr. Trogdon joined Wencor in 2014 as Global Controller and has held the CFO position at the company since 2016. He brings more than 15 years of executive leadership experience in the aerospace industry, having consistently demonstrated an ability to build, grow and enable high-performing teams and businesses.  Prior to Wencor, Shawn held senior finance positions at Wesco Aircraft Holdings, an aircraft parts distributor, Landmark Aerospace, an aviation services company and Grant Thornton, an independent audit, tax and advisory firm.  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.

  • 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.

  • Josh Abelson
    Josh Abelson President, PMA / Commercial

    Josh joined Wencor in 2021 as President, PMA and Chief Commercial Officer, PMA & Distribution. He brings extensive industry knowledge with over 30 years of commercial and operational experience in the aviation aftermarket. His global experience includes distribution, PMA, USM and component repair for both commercial and defense markets. Josh has held leadership roles in companies of all sizes and ownership structures, including Aviall, HEICO, AeroTurbine and most recently Delta Air Lines, where he served as President of Delta Material Services. He started his aviation career as a power plant mechanic in the USMC and has a BA degree from the University of Texas – Arlington.

  • Hunter Mitchem
    Hunter Mitchem President, Distribution / Operations

    Hunter was appointed President of Distribution and Operations for the Wencor Group in April 2021. He brings more than 12 years of leadership experience in the aerospace industry, having consistently demonstrated an ability to execute growth strategies by leveraging high-performing technical product line teams and OEM partnership based strategies to aerospace and defense production and aftermarket segments. Prior to Wencor, Hunter held  an executive position at VSE Corporation as the Vice President of Aviation Distribution where he led the business to achieve above market growth, even during the 2020 downturn. He also held various leadership roles at Boeing Distribution Services (formerly KLX) , Spirit AeroSystems, Textron, and Bombardier.  Hunter has experience with mergers and acquisitions, new product development, supply chain, program management, business development, and sales operations. Hunter earned his BA in Entrepreneurship from Wichita 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.

  • Seth Satterfield
    Seth Satterfield Chief Financial Officer
    Seth joined Wencor Group in 2017 – first as Corporate Controller and later as Vice President of Finance and Data Analytics and now serves as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer. In addition to the finance and treasury functions of the business, he leads the product pricing and data analytics groups. Prior to joining Wencor he worked in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers as an financial statement auditor and as a technical accounting consultant for Connor Group helping companies through the initial public offering (“IPO”) process and complex technical accounting issues. Seth graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting.