Triumph Insulation Systems

Management : Triumph Insulation Systems

Howard Sanderson
Sales and Marketing

Howard Sanderson has more than 25 years of distinguished management experience in the Aerospace industry, having facilitated the profitable growth of Fortune 500 and entrepreneurial organizations alike.  Prior to joining Triumph Insulation Systems (formerly The Mexmil Company) in 2004, he held senior management positions in business development and finance within the Aerospace industry such as Rockwell Collins, Brice Manufacturing and Westinghouse Electronic Systems, to name a few. 

Mr. Sanderson is a graduate of the University of Redlands in California with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance emphasis) and a graduate focus in International Marketing.

Jesus Soltero

Jesus Soltero joined Triumph Insulations Systems, formerly The Mexmil Company, in 1996, and has held a series of leadership positions in Continues Improvement, Production Control and Maintenance prior to assuming the senior leadership position in Operations.  During his tenure, Mr. Soltero has proven solid application in Lean Manufacturing and Lean Leadership by streamlining processes that has provided significant financial benefits to the organization and value to it’s customers.

Mr. Soltero has a bachelor’s degree in system administration from the Instituto Tecnologico de Mexicali, and has continued his education via extensive training in Leadership(ICAMI), Manufacturing Engineer(CETYS), Quality (CETYS) and Lean Manufacturing (Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey).

Mariano Velarde

Mariano Velarde started in the aerospace industry in 1990, and joined Mexmil Company, now Triumph Insulation, in 1999. Mr. Velarde is experienced in ISO9000, AS9100 and GRAMS, and instrumental in achieving and maintaining Certification for all Triumph Insulation Systems sites, which include Mexican and Chinese facilities, as well as Mexican aviation civil authority production certification on the Mexican site. Prior to joining Triumph Insulation Systems, Mr. Velarde was the Quality Manager at Honeywell Aerospacial de Mexico.

Mr. Velarde is a graduate of Baja California Autonomous University (UABC) and holds a Bachelor of Systems Analyst degree in Engineering with an emphasis on networks. He holds an Industrial Engineering Master degree from CETYS University. Additionally, he holds an AS9100 lead auditor certificate.

Patrick Ruppert

Patrick Ruppert has been with Triumph Insulation Systems since 2006, and is responsible for all industrialization activities related to new product line development, qualification, facility start ups, and new customer integration. Mr. Ruppert is a “hands on manager” and has a thorough understanding of industrialization related to new product, process, and customer introductions. Prior to joining Triumph Insulation Systems, Mr. Ruppert held a variety of advancing positions with aerospace companies, including Purchasing Manager, Operations Manager, Materials Manager, and Vice President of Operations.

Mr. Ruppert has a bachelor’s degree in management and industrial technology from The University of Houston, and is an active member of the National Association of Plastics Engineers.

Elizabeth Kinch, CSCP
Customer Service

Elizabeth Kinch has been in the aerospace industry since 1994, and joined Triumph Insulation Systems in 2008. She is currently responsible for customer specific program management, including monitoring contractual compliance to ensure customer fulfillment. Prior to her current role at Triumph Insulation, she was the Director of Strategic Sourcing. Before joining Triumph Insulation, she worked at Alaska Airlines as a Manager of Material Control and Manager of Repairs Control.

Ms. Kinch has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Boston University, and a master’s of international management from Thunderbird – School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona.

Kimball Smith

Kimball Smith has significant experience in the accounting field, having started his career in 1981. Since that time, he has progressively attained more responsible roles, and joined Triumph Insulation in 2009, where he is now responsible for the accounting, financial planning, and budgeting of the organization. Prior to joining Triumph Insulation, Mr. Smith was responsible for the financial functions at a number of organizations primarily in the aerospace and medical products field.

Mr. Smith graduated with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in Economics and Mathematics, from Amherst College, and a master’s in finance and operations from Duke University Fuqua School of Business.


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