THE KADEX TEAM
John LaveryPresident & CEO
As founder, John has had a pivotal role in KADEX’s steady growth since 1994. John had an extensive aerospace career in aircraft operations, maintenance and management duties serving as VP, Ops manager, chief pilot and Transport Canada inspector. John was a commercial pilot from 1978 to 1994 with experience on King Air, MU2, Citation, DHC8, Metro, Cessna & Piper single and twins.
Ken BlowVice President & Technical Support
Before co-founding KADEX, Ken represented a major aircraft parts distributor and served as a material manager for a large AMO. With 38 years of experience in the aviation industry, Ken provides highly skilled materials and distribution expertise as well as outstanding Beechcraft technical knowledge and recall.
As Co-Founder and CFO since its establishment in 1994, Glenda has been a guiding hand in the success of KADEX for over 20 years. Glenda obtained her Business Administration diploma before becoming an IT and Purchasing agent at Peterborough and Newmarket hospitals. A strong accounting and human resources background proves invaluable in her ability to manage a large team of accounting and administrative personals.
Peter BentleyYYC Manager / Outside Sales
Peter joined in 2004 with a vast aviation career history. For 16 years, Peter operated his own Avionics company as a manufacturers’ representative. Moving to Calgary in 1979, Peter worked in a pilot supply distribution centre for 9 years. Upon joining KADEX, Peter became the Manager of our Calgary location and Business Developer providing unmatched customer support.
Jeremy LaverySenior Sales Specialist
Jeremy joined in 1994. After completing his Business Administration Degree, he began working as a Shipper and Receiver in the warehouse. Gaining valuable product and industry knowledge, Jeremy moved to the Sales department where he headed international sales. Helping open the Calgary branch in 2004, Jeremy has become our Senior Sales Specialist focused on providing immediate support to customers around the world.
Jonathan PlompTechnical Sales Specialist
"JP's" Beechcraft experience started in 2000. Holding certifications for A&P, AME, M, M2. Working on a range of different applications including line, light turbo prop, heavy jet, heavy turbo prop, and exec jet.
John AkeyYPQ Warehouse Manager
In 2001 John joined Peterborough's warehouse team after graduating from a Business/Materials Management Program and gaining valuable experience at a trucking company as a dispatcher. John's various positions with us as a Shipper/Receiver and Cores and Warranties Manager transitioned well as he now leads our Peterborough warehouse team of shippers and receivers.
Jenny SandersCores & Warranty Manager
After graduating with Business and Materials Management, Jenny joined warehouse operations in 1999. Serving as Peterborough’s Warehouse Manager for 8 years, Jenny was promoted to manage all our cores, warranties, and rotables transactions. Jenny’s 15+years experience in the industry is vital for ensuring smooth business transactions.
Tim GoodeSales Specialist / YYC Warehouse Manager
In 2009 Tim joined as Calgary’s Warehouse Manager. His past management history and dispatcher experience is evident in his ability to lead our team of Shippers and Receivers while balancing increased responsibility as a Sales Specialist. His vast experience within the company is evident in his ability to exceed customers’ expectations.
Jason WoodSales Specialist
Jason joined in 2008 after obtaining a Degree in Materials Management and working in the distribution industry. Beginning in the Peterborough warehouse as a Shipper and Receiver fostered his growth into our Sales team in 2014. Currently Jason focuses on international sales and development.
Jeff CurtisPurchasing & Sales Specialist
Jeff joined Peterborough warehouse in 2006 after completing his Materials Management and Human Resource degree. After gaining valuable industry and product knowledge, Jeff was promoted to our Sales team and also acts as our main buyer. His highly diverse skills are instrumental in providing superior customer support.
Betty DenisonCustomer Support Specialist
Betty joined in 2015 after receiving her MBA degree. Growth within the company lead to her moving into a Customer Support position where she assists our sales team meet customer expectations accurately and on time.
Jordan LaveryOutside Sales/Marketing
Before joining KADEX, Jordan graduated from Sheridan College with a diploma in Media Arts and went on to work for Red Bull Energy Drink for 6 years in Field Marketing. Jordan was the Field Marketing Specialist for Central Ontario managing the sampling and event marketing program and also worked on collegiate sales.