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.

james bakay

Director of operations

James Bakay oversees the production, program management, contracts, and bids and estimating departments. With a leadership philosophy grounded in integrity, James ensures that his teams work together to streamline fabrication of exceptional products meeting the requirements of aerospace equipment design authorities. James has been with Honeycomb since 2013 and during that time has developed, implemented, and sustained new processes at HCOA as well as revitalized and modernized legacy manufacturing techniques. 

Prior to being awarded a BS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Central Florida, James earned his A&P and worked as a landing gear overhaul specialist for nearly ten years. Later as an engineer, he designed equipment modifications for a Part 135 airline.

Helene Obst

Director of Human Resources and Training

Helene Obst is a seasoned HR Leader with over 30+ years’ experience in the human resources field. She holds an M.S. degree in HR, is an Air Force Veteran and specializes in employment law, employee relations, policies and procedures, performance management, and training & development.  

james gresbach; cpim; c.p.m.; a.p.p.

Director of supply chain

With more than 20 years of experience, James is a results-oriented supply chain leader with a strong record of managing multi-site, multi-region initiatives requiring process redesign and organizational change. In addition to earning a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major: Production Operations Management/Procurement and Materials Management from Bowling Green University and an MBO from University of Toledo, he has earned multiple professional certifications. James is certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), is a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.), and an Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (A.P.P.). 

dave herbert

DIRECTOR OF continuous improvement

David Herbert serves as Honeycomb’s Continuous Improvement (CI) champion, driving enterprise level strategic direction, coaching, and leadership on development of an Operational Excellence culture. David drives business value through the execution of CI initiatives, establishing new and enhanced capabilities and empowering stakeholders to achieve company performance and growth goals.

As a member of Honeycomb’s leadership team since 2013, he previously served as Director of Program Management, Director of Support Services, and Director of Engineering. Prior to Honeycomb, David spent 16 years at Lockheed Martin serving in many disciplines 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.

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