OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Commuter Air Technology, Inc. (CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, has named Bill Coultrup as Director for Global Threats and Response. Coultrup (COL., Special Forces, retired), brings a distinguished, 30-year career of military service to the position.
As Director for Global Threats and Response for the Oklahoma City-based company, Coultrup is responsible for worldwide expeditionary and contingency operations, developing Special Operations (both U.S. and Allied) relationships and identifying R&D technology that would be beneficial to CAT.
Prior to his position with CAT, Coultrup served as Chief, Congressional Affairs, for U.S. Special Operations Command and prior to that was the commander for Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines.
Coultrup spent 24 years in Special Operations units and was deployed in hostile environments for more than nine years. Those deployments included Desert Storm, Provide Comfort, operations in Somalia (1993), the Balkans, South America, Operation Enduring Freedom (two tours), Operation Iraqi Freedom (three tours) and Enduring Freedom – Philippines.
"We're extremely proud that a professional with the credentials of Bill Coultrup has joined the CAT team as our Director for Global Threats and Response," said Darryl Wilkerson, CAT President. "His experience will be a great benefit to our clients who rely on CAT for operational assessment and training that prepares them for future hostile situations."
Coultrup is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a BS in Engineering Technology-Electronics, an MS in International Relations from Troy State University and an MS in Strategic Studies from the National War College. He has affiliations with the Special Forces Association, National Defense Industrial Association, Association of the U.S. Army and Office of Strategic Service Society. “I am honored and pleased to be associated with an enterprise that enables me to continue serving my country by sustaining the efforts of my uniformed colleagues and friends,” says Coultrup.
CAT delivers certified aircraft and aircraft modifications, including high performance and flight characteristics enhancements, commuter and high-density passenger systems and support, corporate reconfigurations and cargo conversions. With over 20 years experience enhancing the King Air models, CAT offers a full line of technical services, such as program management, Aircraft Maintenance Management, Engineering and Developing, STC Process Management and Airworthiness Certifications.
AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services that support key commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications. AGC Aerospace & Defense is organized into four operating groups: Composites, Finance, Integrated Defense, and Services.
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Louis A. Caporicci
Vice President, Future Operations
Commuter Air Technology
Phone: (405) 792-7610