PRESS RELEASE – GPMS Adds Key Talent to Speed Certifications and Ensure Customer Success

February 3 2021
PRESS RELEASE – GPMS Adds Key Talent to Speed Certifications and Ensure Customer Success

Reacting to strong customer demand, helicopter health monitoring leader GPMS is expanding its team and adding key personnel for certifications and customer success.

Jed Kalkstein, President, said, “Our core aviation product, Foresight MX, is getting a lot of traction, so we are continuing to invest in talent on the program side to speed certifications to make Foresight available on a wide variety of aircraft. On the back end, to ensure an excellent customer experience, we continue to build our Customer Success team to handle installation, onboarding, and ongoing support.”

Joe Colucci and Joelle Kessler Join Certification Team  

With Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) certifications on the Bell 407 and the Airbus H125/AS350B3 ‘AStar’, GPMS is now pursuing civil aviation certification on various platforms including, the Bell 212/412, Bell 429, MD530, H135 and others.

Aiding that process is Joe Colucci, GPMS’s new Director of Engineering. Joe has over 35 years in the aerospace industry as a mechanical engineer and manager. He has experience on various military, commercial and business fixed wing and rotorcraft programs. His experience includes Flight Test, Full-Scale design/development and various STC projects. At GPMS, Joe leads integration of the Foresight MX onboard kit onto new aircraft models with responsibility for mechanical design development, harness routing and generating the STC engineering drawing  package for FAA/ODA approval.

Joelle Kessler also joins the certifications team as a Project Manager. Joelle began working in the aerospace industry as a Supplier Quality Engineer, gaining expertise in machined products, cable and harness assemblies, and circuit card assemblies at UTC Aerospace Systems.  Joelle attended Clarkson University in New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in both Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering.  

Josh Kethan Joins Customer Support Team

Josh Kethan takes the reins at Customer Success Manager at GPMS. Josh is a licensed aircraft mechanic with 19 years’ experience in the helicopter industry. He has worked on many different airframes including Bell 206,407,427,430,412; Sikorsky S76, AS350 and EC145.  Prior to GPMS, Josh held roles in Field Maintenance, Quality Assurance, Training, Reliability, Tech Support and as the Director of Maintenance for a part 135 Helicopter Operator.  He specialized in HUMS analysis and program implementation.  

In his new role, Josh oversees the customer onboarding process including kit installation, system provisioning and setup, application training, and ongoing customer support.  

“We really couldn’t be more excited about bringing Joe, Joelle and Josh on board and the fantastic capabilities they bring to the team.” said Eric Bechhoefer, GPMS’s CEO and Chief Engineer.