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Gerry Kavanaugh, President


Gerry is an experienced entrepreneur and composites expert who has over 15 years of experience in advanced aerospace composite structures and process design.

A recipient of the Burlington Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur Award in 2010, Gerry’s ideas and vision have spearheaded the expansion of APEX Composites in becoming a rapidly growing aerospace and defense manufacturer.

Kevin McAllister, General Manager


Kevin has over 25 years of experience in the aerospace sector, With a resume rich with accomplishments. During his time with Honeywell Aerospace, Kevin held operations manager and program manager positions.

Kevin successfully transitioned from a Fortune 100 Corporation to an entrepreneurial business environment and has spent over 10 years with small- and medium-sized, privately-owned companies in senior management roles. Kevin is a certified six-sigma blackbelt professional and possesses a proven ability to cultivate productive relationships with key decision makers and manage projects on a global basis to achieve corporate goals.

Mark Amlinger, BBA, Strategic Advisor

Consultant Mark Amlinger

Mark Amlinger has over 25 years of experience in the aerospace business, primarily serving in general management and business development roles. During his 15 years with Honeywell Aerospace Mark was responsible for $150 million in business and approximately 300 engineers and 400 production staff.

Mark received numerous Honeywell recognition rewards for innovative strategic planning practices and obtaining superior business results. Post Honeywell, Mark has spent the last 10 years providing strategic guidance to small, privately-owned Canadian companies while employed in a variety of general management roles.

Rob Publicover, Vice President, Sales and Marketing


With a true customer-focused attitude, Rob is a Business Management professional and Engineer with 25 years of sales, marketing, business development and project management leadership in both major international corporations and small businesses.

Rob identifies business opportunities and executes successful strategies that result in increased revenues, lasting customer relationships and heightened customer satisfaction levels.

Rob Armstrong, Vice President, Finance


Robert has 15 years of experience in accounting, finance, operational and strategic management across a diverse range of industries including financial and professional services, entertainment, education, consumer packaged goods and manufacturing. A designated CGA, Robert developed a sound accounting and finance foundation through work as an auditor in public accounting and controllership and managerial roles with a large publicly traded multinational.

Robert has spent the last 5 years in various senior management and consulting roles within small and medium-sized privately owned companies leading finance, administration and operations while providing strategic and financial advice to executive teams and business owners.