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1020 County Road 6 West. Elkhart, IN      Ph: 574-266-4500



Our staff is highly trained, experienced and committed to serving you.

Our employees are our most valuable asset, and the individual perspectives and contributions of each person on our team are essential to our success.

If you want to work in a collaborative environment where opportunities are offered, skills are stretched and excellence is rewarded, you might be exactly what we’re looking for.

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     Patrick J. Durcinka                                        
President and Chief Executive Officer Kessington Aerospace

Patrick Durcinka is President and chief executive officer of Kessington Aerospace.

Prior to being named to his current position, Patrick served as Director of Continuous Improvement with Kessington. Previous to Kessington, Patrick worked for Honeywell Aerospace where he served in several roles implementing Lean practices in the wheel/brake and carbon areas of the company. Patrick came to Kessington with a broad range of industry experience in both large and small companies. Working in both discrete as well as process environments has given him the ability to handle all challenges a company can encounter. Throughout his career, continuous improvement has been his main focus with success’s primarily involved in helping companies on the verge of collapse become profitable businesses again. Patrick also spent 13 years as a Lean Consultant with RDI International helping companies both domestically and in Canada.

Companies worked for or consulting at include American Lock, Harley Davidson, Holiday Rambler, Patrick Industries, Falconbridge Mining, Malinkrodt Pharmaceutical, US Pipe, Honeywell Aerospace, Mcwane Ductile and Sargent Lock to name a few. Patrick has worked in all company positions from engineering through VP giving him a thorough understanding of how a company functions.

Patrick holds an Industrial Technology BS degree from Purdue University, an MBA from Wesleyan University and two associate degrees. He is APICS certified, a Certified Lean Expert and Black Belt trained.

Kessington Aerospace is a high-quality manufacturer of metallic aerospace components supporting customers worldwide.

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