Our Company

Our Company

COMPANY PROFILE

Limco (Long Island Metal Company) was established in 1946 in New York as a manufacturer of precision parts for the aircraft, electronics, industrial, government and commercial markets. Limco specialized in high efficient Plate & Fin and Tube-type Heat Exchangers, Environmental Control Systems (ECS,) Oil Coolers, Condensers, Fuel Heaters and Precoolers.

Airepair International was established in 1974 in Tulsa, OK specializing in clean/test, repair, overhaul and core replacement of Heat Exchangers, Precoolers, Condensers, Reheaters, Oil Coolers, Water Extractors and Ozone Converters.

The company distinguished itself in the industry, and gained the attention of Limco’s investors in the early 90’s. Airepair was formally acquired in 1992 to serve as the FAA certified repair station for many of the same platforms for which Limco manufactured.

In 1995, Limco was moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma to merge and form Limco Airepair, Inc. from the two Heat Transfer industry leaders. Each company came with expertise that together formed a corporation capable of supporting both OEM and MRO Heat Transfer needs. Limco Airepair, Inc. rebranded in 2019 to TAT Limco, and today the company is housed in a 120,000 square foot in five facilities in West Tulsa.

Since 2010 TAT Limco has updated our methods and facilities drastically in order to follow lean manufacturing principles. With this re-organization, TAT Limco has established its commitment to quality and consistency. TAT Limco’s focus is to constantly look for expansion opportunities in order to be a better solution provider for our customers. This dedication to flexibility and customer care has become the cornerstone of our entire corporate culture.

MANAGEMENT

  • Nick Grimmett

    Nick Grimmett

    Director of Environmental Health & Safety

    Nick Grimmett, Director of Environmental Health & Safety

    Nick is an accomplished Environmental, Health, and Safety professional with 10+ years of industry experience. He holds a Bachelor and Masters Degree’s in Environmental Management and Occupational Safety and Health. Nick has been responsible for all aspects of OSHA, EPA, and DEQ compliance for multiple Aerospace and Oil & Gas organizations.

    Nick has a proven track record of leading in the following areas:

    • Creation and Implementation of EHS compliant programs and policies resulting in the reduction of incident rates and increased employee productivity.
    • Implementation of process water recycling/wastewater treatment technology.
    • Maintenance and Facilities management including the implementation of Corrective and Preventative Maintenance programs.
    • Providing guidance and technical expertise in new process development
    • Providing training for workforces which includes First Aid/CPR, OSHA 10 & 30 Hour General Industry Outreach Training, and Hands-on OJT training.
  • Lesley Fisher

    Lesley Fisher

    Quality Director

    Lesley Fisher, Quality Director

    Lesley Fisher joined the Limco team in May 2020. With 25 years of experience in aerospace manufacturing, she has managed ISO 9001 and AS9100 Quality Management Systems for companies like Lockheed Martin, Spirit AeroSystems and Precision Castparts. At most of these companies, she has also been responsible for several Nadcap certified special processes. She also has experience leading ISO14001 Environmental, Safety & Health programs, Configuration Management and Continual Improvement groups and is a Certified Lead Auditor.
    Lesley holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology with a concentration in Chemistry from The University of Kansas.

  • Shawn Ellison

    Shawn Ellison

    Director of Supply Chain

    Shawn Ellison, Director of Supply Chain

    Shawn joins us bringing with him over 25 years of diverse industry exposures and in-depth leadership of supply chain and operations teams, including 12+ years working directly in the aerospace and aviation industry and within both the OEM and MRO sides of the business. Shawn has been an early adopter of lean manufacturing principles and has effectively utilized these methods for over 20 years to achieve simplification of processes and excellence in execution while impacting the bottom-line.

    Shawn has a proven track record of leading in the following areas:

    • Implementing lean concepts and focus on value-added processes throughout all functions.
    • Developing measurables and KPI’s to continue to drive awareness and guidance
    • Creative problem solving and utilization of MRP/ERP systems and reporting systems to allow for greater data-driven decisions
    • Effective use of effort/impact to assist in team-based prioritization and project management
    • Team development and growth-path planning
  • Bill Ewen

    Bill Ewen

    Director of Engineering

    Bill Ewen, Director of Engineering

    Bill has lead teams for more than 15 years in his career. His diverse experience includes working with cross functional teams from around the globe. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. He possesses a broad background in management and has been in the aerospace industry for 8 years.
    Bill’s experience has allowed him to lead teams through the following projects:

    • Establishing new Test, Repair, and Overhaul capabilities for FAA Part 145 Repair Station including technical feasibility reviews, budget development, project planning, tooling and test equipment design, consumable and bill of material reviews, etc.
    • Developing FAA approved DER Repairs for various aircraft system components in order to achieve cost savings.
    • Standardizing work and developed written procedures for engineering department responsibilities per Repair Station Quality Manual to obtain AS9100/9110 Certification.
    • Transferring capabilities between repair stations during company restructures.
  • Patrick Whalen

    Patrick Whalen

    Director of Human Resources and Organization Development

    Patrick Whalen, Director of Human Resources and Organization Development

    Patrick is an accomplished senior HR/OD professional with 20+ years of experience. He has a Ph.D. in Organizational Performance and has led both large and small scale global initiatives impacting thousands of employees in manufacturing, high tech, financial, healthcare, hospitality, government, and service industries.

    Patrick has a proven track record of leading in the following areas:

    • Designing and implementing strategic solutions (workforce planning, job analysis and design, compensation design/administration, process and performance analysis) that support and are fully aligned with organizational strategy and goals.
    • Designing organizational, functional, and team performance metrics, KPIs, and performance scorecards.
    • Providing OD expertise to improve productivity, business processes, and operational performance.
    • Executing initiatives to optimize employee/team performance, engagement and create an exceptional performance driven team culture.
    • Managing all aspects of the employee lifecycle from recruitment, hiring, onboarding, development, performance management, succession and separation.
  • Mike Metcalf

    Mike Metcalf

    Director of Customer

    Mike Metcalf, Director of Customer

    Since 2000, Mike has led teams and organizations doing everything from implementing RFID technology into aerospace manufacturing operations, to design and manufacture of a head of state interior for a Boeing 747-800. In his background holds active duty in the army where he served as a Russian linguist, then went to work in Russia for a US pipeline company. He earned his MBA in 1997 and worked for a few years as a financial analyst. After converting to aerospace in 2000, he did everything from managing, planning and estimating departments, to leading the team that developed the first-ever fully integrated aircraft interior for the Piaggio P180 Avanti II. Mike has often been tasked to manage projects outside the US. He has worked in Germany, Russia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakstan, Malaysia, France, and Italy. Volatility in Aerospace during the mid-2000s allowed Mike to work in an array of different areas such as advanced composites, US. Government contracting, aerospace seating, upholstery, and avionics. In every situation, his teams were the primary contact between the company and the customer. Mike takes pride in developing teams and mentoring individuals in order to maximize performance and enjoyment on the job.

  • Paul Miller

    Paul Miller

    Director of Finance

    Paul Miller, Director of Finance

  • Gilad Gurevitch

    Gilad Gurevitch

    General Manager

    Gilad Gurevitch, General Manager

OUR CUSTOMERS

TAT Limco has partnered with a wide range of customers from different sectors and markets around the world.
Below is a sample of some of the customers we serve: