Leadership

Meet Our Team

Introducing our executive team, leading our efforts toward our common goal of providing innovative technologies and exceptional logistic support to our customers.

“Team cohesion occurs when a group of individuals feels connected and driven to achieve a common goal. Group members don’t just respect one another; they also trust each other to contribute equally, support each other, and work with the team to move the organization forward.”

Tim Gale

Chairman

Tim Gale, Chairman
Tim Gale has over 36 years of experience in senior management in the U.S. defense industry. Tim served as President and CEO of AMS Group until January 2020. He also served as chief executive for several U.S.-based joint ventures with European companies seeking to expand their presence in the U.S. defense market. As a result, Tim has gained extensive experience with all aspects of defense procurement and the need for comprehensive through-life integrated logistics support.

Ian Haley

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Haley, Chief Executive Officer
Ian Haley has 30 years of global leadership experience in the marine, aerospace and defense industry. He held leadership positions with Rolls-Royce and subsequently with PaR Systems, serving as President of the PaR Marine Division. Ian has led business integration and improvement programs and implemented growth strategies for in-service product support. Prior to joining AMS Group, Ian served as the Chief Operations Officer of PaR Systems Inc.

Jerry Kelly

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Kelly, Chief Information Officer

Jerry Kelly is a passionate technical leader focused on driving digital transformation and leading outstanding business results. Jerry has over 27 years of experience in the IT arena and oversees AMS Group’s next-generation strategic technology agenda, which focuses on analytics, cloud, security, and the modern workplace. Before joining AMS Group, Jerry served as Global Chief Technology Officer for the DAS Group of Companies, a division of Omnicom Group, and CEO of DAS’s global IT services company: Consolidated Data Services, Inc. Jerry completed his MBA at William & Mary in 2019.

Robert Janssen

President, Northern Defense Industries, and Senior Vice President, Technology

Rob Janssen, President, Northern Defense Industries, and Senior Vice President, Technology
Rob Janssen is a retired Navy commander with 20 years of carrier-based aviation experience. Rob managed the RQ-4 Global Hawk acquisition for NATO and led the Sea Control Wing U.S. Pacific Fleet Weapons and Tactics Unit. Prior positions include Director of Washington Operations and Navy Programs at Cubic Defense Applications.

Dr. Matthew Wentzel

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Dr. Matthew Wentzel, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Dr. Matthew Wentzel has spent 20 years working with the private sector, nonprofit organizations and federal agencies in building strategic partnerships and developing innovative revenue streams. In addition, Matthew has led business development teams in the United States, Middle East and Europe in the national security and defense arena.

Bradley Stevenson

Chief Financial Officer

Bradley Stevenson, Chief Financial Officer
Bradley Stevenson maintains over 12 years of experience in quantitative analysis, leadership, and accounting. Brad has extensive experience accelerating growth and increasing revenue through the development of strategic operation plans.

Colin Sullivan

Senior Vice President, Contracts & Compliance

Colin Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Contracts & Compliance
Colin Sullivan is a former U.S. Army Officer with over 27 years of defense industry experience, including market research, program management, proposal management, contracts, compliance and export control. Prior positions include Program Manager, Director of Strategic and Business Development Planning, and Vice President, Strategic Performance Officer at Delex Systems, Inc.

Nolan Lindstrom

Director of Client Accounts/General Manager, Distribution

Nolan Lindstrom, Director of Client Accounts, and General Manager, Distribution
Nolan Lindstrom has over 13 years of experience in defense industry sales and operations relating to military supply chain support and procurement to the U.S. Department of Defense, prime contractors and offshore militaries for equipment used on major air, land and sea platforms.

Timothy Delaney

Vice President, Business Development

Timothy Delaney, Vice President, Business Development
Tim Delany has 35 years of experience developing OEM partnerships, licensed manufacturing and MRO facilities in support of U.S. Department of Defense and foreign military operators, providing cost-effective logistics and fleet readiness support solutions.

Chris Vernatter

Vice President, Licensing

Chris Vernatter, Vice President, Licensing
Chris Vernatter has extensive management and leadership experience in several industry sectors, particularly aerospace, defense, and electronic design and manufacturing services. Previously, he led an engineering and manufacturing company focused on the design, procurement, fabrication, assembly, and testing of aftermarket defense electronic and electro-mechanical assemblies. He has been very successful in helping DoD customers solve the many sourcing challenges associated with maintaining and upgrading legacy military platforms.

Chuck Kissee

Vice President, Naval Systems

Chuck Kissee, Vice President, Naval Systems
Chuck Kissee has been successfully growing businesses and capturing market share in the naval industry for almost 30 years. His experience from the shipyard through the owner/operator provides a unique ability to identify opportunity and deliver a coordinated response for both the U.S. government and commercial sectors. Previous positions include Vice President of Business Development at Transmarine.

Marianne Kolodny

Finance Controller

Marianne Kolodny, Finance Controller
Marianne Kolodny is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over 20 years of experience in senior financial management, concentrating primarily in the commercial construction and government contracting industries.

Linda Le - Procurement Representative II Aero International

ADI/AMS Group is a great company to work for!

“Allied Defense Industries/AMS group is a great company to work for.  It is a smaller company that encourages growth, employee input, collaboration, and each other’s successes.  I enjoy the ease of working with team members and management, work flexibility, self-accountability, learning different aspects of the company, interacting with vendors and customers, and continuous improvements.”

Linda Le
Procurement Representative II
Aero International

My work/life balance has never been better!

“I joined AMS Group in January 2018 working in the distribution group and transitioned to the Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul team in 2019. We have a small team but an effective team that can rely on each other. What I enjoy most about my employment with the AMS Group is the autonomy allowed in my position. There is no micromanaging and that makes for a comfortable work environment. Secondly, I would say the flexibility the company offers is a huge perk. My manager has always been willing to let me adjust my schedule if needed to attend appointments or for other situations without having to use my paid time off and they are also very willing to work with you when setting your daily schedule. My work/life balance has never been better.”

Lori Huff
Aero International

Added Value to my Professional Dexterity

“When I began my career with ADI I immediately began learning the business of supporting our military customers. I found myself immersed in a versatile, dynamic, relaxed atmosphere with a professional mindset working alongside colleagues of varying skill sets to reach a common goal. Throughout my employment, we have experienced many changes that have added value to my professional dexterity and promoted a sense of pride in myself, my colleagues and this company. I look forward to growing with and supporting AMS Group through its future endeavors.”

Jennifer Fogle
Senior Procurement Representative
FMS Procurement Manager
Employed since 2006