James Ketner - President/Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ketner has over 30 years of experience as a Director and Chief Executive Officer of public and non-public corporations. Much of his professional career has been spent as a contract consulting engineer for Fortune 500 multi-national companies. Mr. Ketner has a successful track record in directing public companies, securities law, domestic and international regulatory agencies, operations streamlining, maximizing productivity, and directing companies to achieve record profitability through increased efficiency and productivity with state of the art technology. Mr. Ketner is an 'Expert Witness', a Forensic Research Expert specializing in Public Companies, and experienced in litigation proceedings. Mr. Ketner is a resourceful decision-maker who combines strong leadership and organizational skills with the ability to direct programs throughout the design and manufacturing processes, utilizing his extensive experience and expertise in high tech engineering and manufacturing environments. Mr. Ketner began his career as a Numeric Control programmer at General Dynamics. In 1991, Mr. Ketner embarked on his own as a consultant, and has since done Engineering and Operational Contractual Consulting for General Dynamics, The Carlyle Group, Pratt and Whitney, Boeing, Lockheed, Daimler Chrysler, Fiat, Honda Research and Development, Rockwell, Sikorsky, Embraer SP, Dassault/Falcon Jet, Gulfstream, and Bell Helicopter. Mr. Ketner has traveled extensively and is well versed in conducting business in North and South America.
Guillermo Pérez – Director/Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Pérez has a proven track record with over 10 years of experience designing, engineering and developing sophisticated products and business solutions for some of the most recognized companies in Mexico. Mr. Pérez is a disciplined, focused individual, able to quickly recognize and understand a customer’s needs for complex computing environments, systems administration, and new software development. Mr. Pérez received his Bachelors in Computer Science in 2010, and received his MBA in 2020, U-ERRE, in Monterrey Mexico. Mr. Pérez is a Certified Red Hat Engineer, Certified Red Hat System Administrator, and received a Computer Vision Nano Degree from Udacity in 2020. Additionally, Mr. Pérez is a highly skilled expert in the following: Angular, Python, including pandas, NumPy, skikit, learn; Pytorch, Keras, TensorFlow, Computer Vision, OpenCV, YoloV3, Segmentation, Detection, Linux: Red Hat , Debian, Docker, Deep Learning: CNN, R-CNN,RNN, LSTM, AWS: S3, EC2, SageMaker, Lambda, ECS, DynamoDB, RDS, AWS Rekognition, and is a Full-Stack Developer utilizing PHP, Mongo DB, MySQL, Apache, HTML5, Bootstrap, jQuery, Django and continues his professional development in these fields by staying current. Mr. Pérez has been a Software Developer, Unix Support Engineer, Linux Development Operations and Systems Administrator with such recognized companies like Aerotelecom, Alestra, and FEMSA.
Pietro Pagliaruli - Electromechanical Engineer
Mr. Pagliaruli is an Electromechanical Aerospace Systems Design Engineer. He has a Proven Track Record with over 30 years of Experience Providing Successful Contract Consulting for some of the most Recognized Aerospace Companies in the World. Mr. Pagliaruli received an Associates Degree in Electronics/Computer Tech. from Frehab Institute Of Technologies in 1986 and an Aircraft Maintenance (Airframe & Powerplant) Certification in 1994 from ICS in Montreal, Quebec,. He is an expert in CAD Software such as CATIA V4, V5, V6, Dassault’s CATIA 3DExperience and Siemens NX. Mr. Pagliaruli began his career as a Quality Control/Agent for Aircraft Wire Harness Installations in 1992 for Bombardier Aerospace, and has since provided Electrical Mechanical Design consulting for Wisk Aero, Bell Helicopter/Textron, Bombardier Aerospace, Fokker, Airbus, Lear Jet, Dassault Falcon Jet, and Gulfstream. Mr. Pagliaruli and KTNR’s President and CEO Mr. James Ketner met on a contract with Dassault in 2006, and have worked together on several other successful projects since that meeting. Mr. Pagliaruli speaks and writes fluently English, Italian, and French.
Michael Henderson – Senior Project Engineer
Mr. Henderson is an ambitious and personable engineer with over 10 years of experience In multiple engineering disciplines. Most of his time in the Engineering industry has been spent on Department of Defense contracts focusing on the deconstruction, reverse engineering, Digitization and Stress Testing of both legacy and modern combat aircraft. Mr. Henderson received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biomedical engineering from Wichita State University in 2023. Mr. Henderson is an expert in CAD Software such as CATIA V5, V6 and 3DExperience. Mr. Henderson holds the following certifications: CATIA V5/V6 Part Design and Sketcher specialist, Drafting Specialist, Assembly Specialist, and Wireframe Specialist. Mr. Henderson has been a Lab/Program Manager for the National Institute of Aviation Research and has also worked on projects for Lockheed, Beechcraft, Cessna and Parker Hannifin. Additionally, in his time at Wichita State University, Mr. Henderson assisted in the Research and Development of a Haptic Exoskeleton used for Rehabilitation on patients with traumatic brain injuries.