King Aerospace names Brian Sinkule as new CFO
Dallas, TX – 22 September 2021 – Brian Sinkule has been named chief financial officer of King Aerospace Companies, the parent company of King Aerospace, Inc. (KAI), a global operation that serves the U.S. military and government, and King Aerospace Commercial Corporation (KACC), a leading provider of VVIP and corporate aircraft services with a large campus in Ardmore, OK.
“Brian brings more than 30 years of exceptional experience and knowledge,” says Jarid King, president of King Aerospace Companies. “His proven leadership within the aerospace and defense industries will help advance our ambitious goals and ongoing efforts to serve customers in the best way possible.”
To date, Sinkule’s finance career has been primarily focused on intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) integration and missionization programs along with VVIP interior and aircraft services programs. His industry background serves as a key driver of King Aerospace’s strategic and annual operating process, capital deployment, balance sheet and cashflow management, and margin-expanding productivity initiatives. In addition to overseeing the day-to-day operations of the finance department, he has responsibility for the ongoing vibrancy of King Kulture.
“As a bottom-line kind of person, I appreciate that King Aerospace stresses doing things right always, even when no one is looking,” says Sinkule. “I feel honored and energized in my new role – helping grow our King Kulture and ensure it thrives.”
At King Aerospace, team members earn their gold wings by demonstrating proficiency and a commitment to the company’s Cornerstone Principles. If probationary team members fail to earn their wings, they are asked to move on. This keeps standards high and unifies the team. Team members can also lose their wings if their performance no longer reflects a dedication to the collaborative, servant-leadership-based culture.
“King’s no-excuses culture of accountability appeals to me personally,” says Sinkule. “Having clear, mission-focused expectations and team members who treat each other like family lead to amazing outcomes. Our customers will attest to that.”
Sinkule previously served as the chief financial officer of the Greenville division of what is now L3Harris Technologies. Prior to his role as CFO, Sinkule held rolls with increasing levels of financial responsibility at L3 Technologies, Raytheon and Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems. He began his career supporting Boeing completions and through the years advanced to the role of CFO of the ISR division of this top-tier defense contractor.
“Brian is an airplane guy who has been in the trenches throughout his career,” says King Aerospace Chairman and Founder Jerry King. “He’s done it all – from VVIP completions to ISR aircraft integration and missionisation.”
Sinkule earned his BBA in accounting from Texas A&M University and is a certified public accountant in the State of Texas.
“I am excited to join a company that values the customer and its team members in a way that only King Aerospace does,” says Sinkule. “I look forward to working with the King Aerospace team in continuing to grow the business in the King Kulture way.”