Bill McKay, CEO
Mr. McKay has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since February 2010. Mr McKay has 25 years experience in the aerospace/manufacturing industry, holding many senior management positions including General Counsel, General Manager, Manufacturing Manager, COO and CEO of both private and public companies. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. McKay was an aerospace industry consultant involved in aerospace projects in China and other aspects of the industry. Mr. McKay has been involved in the aerospace bearing industry since 1986 and in working with China since 1992.From 2006 to 2008, Mr. McKay served as Chief Operating Officer for Acromil Corporation, an aerospace structural component manufacturing company. Prior to Acromil, Mr. McKay served (from 1986 to 2006) in a variety of senior management roles with Southwest Products Company, a specialized engineering consulting firm and designer and manufacturer of plain spherical bearings used primarily in aerospace, naval and sophisticated commercial applications. He started as General Counsel (1986), and was promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager (1987) and Chief Executive Offices (1991). As part of the acquisition of Southwest Products Company by Sunbase Asia, Inc., a Hong Kong-based aerospace company, Mr. McKay also took on the role of President-CEO of Sunbase Asia. He received a B.A. in History (Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa) as well as a JD and an MBA from the University of Southern California. He is a member of the California State Bar.
Greg Archer, Director
Mr. Archer has over 24 years of aerospace industry experience as an executive with Northrop Grumman Corporation. From December 2002 through March 2010, he served as director of procurement / global supply chain for the Aerospace Systems sector of Northrup Grumman. Mr. Archer was responsible for the procurement of goods and services valued in excess of one billion dollars and some thirty million parts across multiple programs and platforms. In his role as the executive for procurement / global supply chain, he developed and deployed a purchasing model that was responsive to program needs across the sector. He was the Chief Procurement Officer for the sector and directed an organization made up of professional buyers responsible for a wide range of products and services. In addition to his procurement responsibilities, he was also responsible for commodity engineering, managing supplier technical solutions across all programs leading an organization made up of engineering professionals from the disciplines of manufacturing engineering, industrial engineering and electrical engineering. Prior to his position as the director of procurement, Mr. Archer held leadership positions in international procurement and production, business management, subcontracts, program management and government compliance. He spent several years supporting company litigation and dispute resolution and was member of a company executive board of reviewers. He is a graduate of California State Polytechnic State University at Pomona.
Clairmont Griffith, Director, CoFounder
Clairmont Griffith, an aerospace devotee particularly interested in spherical bearings, is an entrepreneur, . He has been engaged with TPAC since early 2010, being a cofounder, a member of TPAC's advisory board and director. He currently has minor investment interests in mining, and oil and gas equipment. Dr. Griffith is a medical doctor and assistant professor who is a diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology and National Board of a Medical Examiners. He served in various leadership roles including recent Chairman of Anesthesiology at Howard University Hospital and becoming the first Chief of Perioperative Services there. Dr. Griffith has also served as Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia, Vice Chairman of Anesthesiology, Chief of Clinical Affairs, and Chief of Quality Assurance and Patient Safety. While engaged in medical research and academics, Dr. Griffith has also been team leader on numerous hospital committees and a member of numerous National Medical Associations. Clairmont Griffith has received his BS in chemistry and a Medical Degree from Howard University. He attributes his enlightened entrepreneurial vision to his kids Alex, Quincy and Alison.