Jet Parts Engineering Welcomes New Team Members
Seattle, WA – Jet Parts Engineering (JPE) is pleased to announce the addition of Chris Hedien as VP of Supply Chain & Operations, and Konan Kile as Inside Sales Manager to our team.
Chris is responsible for the Supply Chain and Operations within Jet Parts Engineering. He comes to JPE after spending 8 years at a local MRO as their Vice President of Material Services where he had oversight of Supply Chain, IT, Pricing, Warehouse, and Consignments. Prior to aviation Chris spent 10 years at a Commodity Trading Hedge Fund based in Bellevue, WA. Chris has proven to be a successful team-builder and leader with great experience navigating supply chains. He holds both an undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Washington.
Konan got his start in nuclear power in the Navy. He served for 10 years as a submariner and later as a nuclear power instructor. He then transitioned to the oil industry as a technician for a company making emissions control equipment and eventually became a regional sales manager, overseeing the western US and Canada. While in those roles, Konan went to school at the University of Washington, eventually earning degrees in Economics and Sociology. Konan has now joined Jet Parts Engineering to lead our amazing team of Inside Sales Reps. In his spare time, Konan loves fixing things like replacing the engine on a 6.7l turbodiesel or building a zipline in his backyard.