John Taylor, Vice President & General Manager
Mr. Taylor is the Field Aerospace Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Taylor’s organization is responsible for aircraft modification design, fabrication, installation, FAA certification, Programmed Depot Maintenance, heavy maintenance, and flight operations. These capabilities are used to support the fixed and rotary wing assets of the military forces and agencies of the United States and other countries worldwide.
Mr. Taylor earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University in 1986. He joined ARINC in 1993 as a program manager specializing in aviation night vision lighting. Since then, Mr. Taylor has held several different management and program management positions all related to aerospace programs. Prior to the acquisition by Field Aerospace, Mr. Taylor successfully managed two of the largest programs that ARINC has ever executed with a value exceeding $500 million. Mr. Taylor spent 17 years at the ARINC corporate headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland and relocated to Oklahoma City in 2010 after being appointed as the Staff Vice President of the Aircraft Integration Modification & Maintenance Division. He was appointed Vice President & General Manager of Field Aerospace in 2015.
Raymond H. Ord, Vice President Aircraft Operations
Mr. Ord is the Vice President of Aircraft Operations for Field Aerospace and is responsible for all Aircraft Installation, Maintenance, and Logistics support worldwide.
Mr. Ord earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1985 under the Airman’s Education and Commissioning Program and a Master of Arts degree in Computer Resource Management in 1988 from Webster University.
Mr. Ord has 39 years of experience in aircraft and space systems design, development, modification, maintenance, test, and operations. He joined ARINC in 1992 as a Staff Principal Engineer and since then has held positions of increased responsibility in Engineering, Program and Technical Management, and Operations. Previously, Mr. Ord served in the United States Air Force as an Electrical Engineer supporting electronic warfare development and maintenance, radiation hardened microelectronics technology development, and electromagnetic pulse verification testing. He began his career as a weapons control systems mechanic on F-106 aircraft.
Bill Higinbotham, Director of Engineering
Mr. Higinbotham is the Director of Engineering for Field Aerospace and is responsible for all engineering development, modification, and certification activities.
Mr. Higinbotham earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mechanical Design Engineering from Oklahoma State University in 1985.
During his career, Mr. Higinbotham has led engineering teams on heavy modifications and maintenance on numerous aircraft platforms. Major systems include avionics and communication upgrades, missionizing commercial aircraft and derivatives, including INS, Countermeasures, and long range reconnaissance equipment. These included King Air, T-6, KC-135, Speckled Trout, VIP/SAM, E4-B, 767 and KC-46 Tanker. New aircraft development programs included B-1B, B-2, C-17, F-22 Raptor, Hawker 400XPR, and 737NG.
Mr. Higinbotham also coordinates all certification activities performed by the Organization Designation Authorization granted by the Federal Aviation Administration.
Michael Cain, U.S. Corporate Controller
Mr. Cain is the U.S. Corporate Controller for Field Aerospace and is responsible for financial reporting, forecasting, budgeting, pricing, and financial government compliance.
Mr. Cain is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2000 and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2010.
Prior to joining Field Aerospace in 2015, Mr. Cain spent 19 years at Raytheon Company in a variety of accounting and financial management positions.
Mark Massie, Director of Contracts, Subcontracts and Procurement
Mr. Massie earned an Associate of Business Administration from Grayson County Junior College in Denison, Texas, a Bachelor of Business Administration from The University of Oklahoma and a Masters in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University.
Mark began his career at ARINC in 2001 as a Sr. Subcontracts Specialist and was soon promoted to a Principal Subcontracts Specialist. Shortly after being promoted to a Principal Subcontracts Specialist, he was promoted to management and has been in Contracts/Subcontracts/Procurement management since 2005. Prior to Field Aerospace, he served as an F100 Engine Section Chief, an Unlimited Warranted Procurement Contracting Officer and Cost/Price Analyst at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma for approximately 15 years. During his tenure at Tinker, he was selected to participate in the Copper Cap Training program (A Cross-Training, Career Broadening Program that included various assignments). Mark has 29 years of Public/Private contracting experience.
Amber Drennen, Director of Business Operations
Ms. Drennen is the Director of Business Operations, which is composed of Compliance & Training, Quality Assurance, Environmental, Health and Safety, IT, and Facility organizations.
Ms. Drennen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma in 2008. She joined the company in 2000.
Ms. Drennen began her career at ARINC as an engineering intern in the summer of 1999 working on engine blade analysis efforts for Tinker Air Force Base. She progressed to work in the engineering services sections as an aerospace engineer and then on to the program management organization as an engineering manager. Ms. Drennen led multiple engineering services programs until she moved into the role of Director of Performance Assurance in 2013. In this role, Ms. Drennen works to sustain performance across the organization by providing an independent oversight and evaluation of Field Aerospace activities.