Getting to know Rob Reed
Rob Reed, Director of Aircraft Modifications
Tell us what you do here at SEA.
I am responsible for the PMO department at SEA. This includes working with Business Development and Tech Sales regarding government RFP’s and commercial proposals. And working with our Program Managers to ensure ongoing projects are on time, on budget and are meeting our customers’ requirements.
How long have you worked here? Tell us a little bit about the experience. I have been here at SEA for 8 years and have been in aviation for over 24 years. The timing of my start here has allowed me to see the company grow from a smaller, but great team of installers in one hangar to a department that now makes up half the company that includes 4 hangars and back shops!
What do you like about working at SEA? The passion of our owners. We aren’t just another department at a service center. Avionics is usually put on the back burner of a full service MRO. But our owners are dedicated to growing our business and putting out the highest quality product to our customers. It’s not just about the numbers. That truly is a rarity in this or any industry!
Do you have any special memories or funny stories of working here? During our first project with the Republic of Korea Army (in S Korea), the base commander invited our team to a traditional Korean Barbeque. That was an experience that I will never forget!
What do you like to do outside of the office? Fish, surf and play video games with my teen boys (mostly video games!).
Do you have a favorite quote? Treat others the way you want to be treated, no matter their political/religious views or financial status. Don’t know if this is a quote, more of an outlook on life!
Rotorcraft Parts Inventory Arriving Weekly!
SEA has received several large shipments of helicopter inventory! These parts are in-house & available to the helicopter market!
Stock Inventory Available for Outright & Exchange:
– VHF/UHF Multiband Radios
– CVR/FDR Recorders
– Vertical Gyros & Sensors
– Engine Instruments
– Audio, Nav & GPS Units
– Autopilot Components & much more!
Be sure to contact SEA (email@example.com) with your Sikorsky & Eurocopter requests. http://www.sea-avionics.com/documents/promotions/SEA-HeliOperators.pdf
SEA’s Randy Pickron featured in Avionics News Magazine
Randy Pickron, SEA Chief Inspector – Avionics Technician, was interviewed for a feature in the March 2016 edition of AEA’s Avionics News magazine. In an article titled “50 Years in Avionics – Randy Pickron recounts industry changes, adventures” written by Christine Knauer, Randy tells the story of how he began his avionics career at the age of 12 and details adventures of working in Iran, Panama City, and the Dominican Republic.
You can read the full story on AEA’s digital version at http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/avne/53-3/#/80.
Meet SEA at AEA Orlando
SEA will be exhibiting at the AEA Convention in Orlando. Booth #210, if you’re there – please stop by to meet us!
Where: Gaylord Palms Convention Center
When: April 27-30, 2016Exhibit Hours: April 28/29 @ 10:30a – 5p
Want to be part of the SEA Team? Current Open Positions
You can find all our current open positions at: www.seaerospace.com/employment.php
Currently, Southeast Aerospace is looking to for a:
– Avionics System Engineer
– Avionics Systems Designer I
– Shipping/Receiving Packer
You can find the full descriptions & requirements for these positions on the link above.
SEA is an EOE – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities