Leadership Team

Kevin Pierce

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin joined Honeycomb in 2017 as Chief Operating Officer before moving into the Chief Executive Officer position in December 2021. His focus is on positioning Honeycomb to best take advantage of opportunities in the aerospace industry by supporting and enabling the Honeycomb team to accelerate their ability to bring innovative solutions to customers more quickly.
Kevin brings over 30 years of experience in MRO operations and aerostructure manufacturing to Honeycomb. Past positions include that of President of Synergy LLC, a commercial aviation parts, sales, and MRO company, Sr. Director of Operations for Worthington MRO Center, Vice President of Operations for First Wave MRO Inc., Quality Manager with Triumph Airborne Structures, and multiple roles with Nordam. He has extensive experience in operations, quality assurance, quality control, supply chain, and Lean manufacturing principles.

Daphane Ramsden

Chief Financial Officer

Bringing over 25 years of experience to Honeycomb, Daphane joined the company in 2015 as Accounting Manager and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer in 2018. With a focus on ensuring a strong financial performance, she manages the company’s day-to-day financial activities plus all financial reporting, taxation, budgeting, and financial audits. Previous experience includes roles as an Accounting Manager, Cost Accountant, and as a Staff Accountant at a public accounting firm.
Daphane holds a Bachelor and Master of Accounting. She has a passion for creating an enjoyable workplace for all employees and is constantly looking for new and creative ways to improve the workplace environment and culture.

Ken Arnold

Acquisitions and Global Business Development

In December of 2021, Ken was named to the newly created position of President, Acquisitions and Global Business Development. He initially joined the company in 2015 as the Vice President and General Manager of the former Honeycomb Aircraft Repair Center before transitioning to President, Honeycomb Company of America. In Ken’s new role, his focus is on expanding Honeycomb’s business through acquisitions, strategic partnerships, and program development
Ken’s experience spans four decades with management roles at Nordam in quality assurance, information systems, material and inventory, and leading operations at Nordam Europe. Ken earned an AAS in Aviation Maintenance, NDT and Quality from Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, a B.S. in Adult Technical Education from Oklahoma State University, and a M.A. in Business Administration and Management from Norwich University. Ken also authored Managers Guide to ISO-9000 (Free Press), and Quality Assurance: Methods, and Technologies (McGraw Hill).

Jeff Collins

Technical Sales Director

With over 33 years in the aerospace sector, Jeff joined Honeycomb in January of 2022 as the Technical Sales Director. His focus is on growing Honeycomb’s commercial aircraft segment with airlines and MRO providers and to leverage Honeycomb’s military experience with commercial third-party maintenance providers and military customers operating common fleets. Previous positions include time with Gulfstream Aerospace and Nordam, where he served as Operations Director and Country Manager-Japan.
Jeff earned a Bachelor of International Business from University of Phoenix, an Associates of Business from Oklahoma Junior College, and a certificate of Airline Repair Engineering from Boeing. He has traveled and conducted business in more than thirty-five countries.

Steve Day

Manager Business Development

Initially joining Honeycomb in 2016 as a consultant, Steve officially joined the team in 2017 as the Operations Manager at the former Honeycomb Aircraft Repair Center before transferring to Honeycomb Company of America as the Contracts Manager. In 2020, he moved into his current role as Business Development Manager where he focuses on establishing and maintaining relationships within the aerospace industry for the company and advocating for the customer within Honeycomb.
Steve’s experience in the aviation industry started 45 years ago when he earned his Private Pilot Certificate. He went on to earn his Commercial Pilot Certificate and instrument rating for both single-engine and multi-engine aircraft. Past positions include serving as a Regional Sales Manager for Executive Air Fleet/Jet Aviation, Manager of Product Support Marketing for Learjet, and Vice-President of Aviation for TEC/Aces Systems.

David Herbert

Director of Program Management

Named the Director of Program Management in November 2021, David leads the department charged with the mission of establishing enterprise-level management operations dedicated to leading multi-functional teams to successfully deliver customer value. As a member of Honeycomb’s leadership team since 2013, he previously served as Director of Engineering and Director of Support Services.
Prior to Honeycomb, David spent 16 years at Lockheed Martin serving in roles including liaison and design engineering, systems engineering, structural analysis, program management, supply chain operations, process improvement, and strategy development. Significant leadership roles included serving as a Project Engineer for Lockheed Martin’s L-1011 and JetStar Commercial Aircraft Programs, Certified Parts Program Manager, and Program Operations Lead for Global Supply Chain Services. David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in Structural Analysis, and is a certified Lockheed Martin Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt.