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Three experienced heads join the fold at GPMS
GPMS has hired Joe Colucci as director of engineering, Joelle Kessler as a project manager and Josh Kethan as customer success manager. All three will play an integral role in driving the business forward.

Reacting to strong customer demand, helicopter health monitoring leader GPMS is expanding its team and adding key personnel for certifications and customer success. Company president Jed Kalkstein says: “Our core aviation product, Foresight MX, is getting a lot of traction, so we are continuing to invest in talent on the programme 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.”

With STC 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. Colucci has more than 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 programmes. 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 has also joined the certifications team as a project manager. Kessler 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.

Josh Kethan has taken the reins at customer success manager at GPMS. He 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 and 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 specialised in HUMS analysis and programme implementation.

In his new role, Kethan 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,” comments Eric Bechhoefer, GPMS's CEO and chief engineer.

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