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May 20, 2019

Meta Special Aerospace welcomes Wes Norris as Senior Director of Business Development

Wes Norris, Senior Director of Business Development

Wes Norris, Senior Director of
Business Development

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Meta Special Aerospace (MSA), a global C3ISR provider of customized aircraft modifications for commercial and government applications, welcomes Wes Norris as Senior Director of Business Development.  

In his role with MSA, Norris will represent the company to senior military decision makers and customers as well as industry clients and partners in the United States.  Besides serving as a principal customer interface, he will identify growth initiatives, assist in developing and implementing capture strategies, and assist with growing our operations capabilities.

“We are proud to welcome Wes to our business development team and value his various levels of industry experience within the Aerospace and Defense markets,” stated Darryl Wilkerson, CEO and President of MSA.  “His strengths in customer relationship management and market opportunity development will be of great benefit as we grow our programs for current and new customers around the globe.”

Prior to joining MSA, Norris held various positions in industry to include Director of Business Development, USAF Programs, L3 Technologies, Integrated Aerospace Systems and Senior Program Manager, Boeing V-22 Osprey/AC-130U Gunship Technical and Field Services.  Before joining the industry, Norris served 24 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Colonel.  He finished his career as the Director of Logistics (A-4) for Headquarters Air Force Special Operations Command where he provided direction and oversight to more than 5,000 Airmen worldwide maintaining 232 special operations aircraft in 19 mission design series. 

As a career aircraft maintenance/logistics officer, Norris commanded the 27th Special Operations Maintenance Group at Cannon AFB, NM where he led over 1,400 Airmen in sustaining a $5.5B fleet of 112 aircraft comprised of 9 mission design series. He served in various wing and staff level aircraft/munitions maintenance and supply leadership positions in maintaining fighter, bomber, rotary, remotely piloted, special operations and commercial derivative aircraft. In addition, Norris commanded two aircraft maintenance squadrons and served as a staff and executive officer at the Air Force Personnel Center and the Joint Staff, Strategy and Policy Directorate (J-5). 

Norris earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Excelsior College and Master of Science degrees from Troy University, Air Command and Staff College and the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy.

About Meta Special Aerospace
Meta Special Aerospace (MSA) is a fully integrated and agile enterprise of aerospace and defense companies.  MSA responds quickly and efficiently to government and commercial operators of mission-optimized aircraft with specialized aircraft performance enhancing products and contracted defense special mission services. MSA offers key services within its core operating markets of Manned Airborne ISR, Special Mission Training and Exercise Support, and Aviation Services.  The MSA portfolio of companies includes Commuter Air Technology, Valair Aviation, Mission Transportation and Alpha28.  Learn more at