The Team

Meet our experienced team, with numerous years of working to provide distinct manufacturing and logistics solutions for our premier one stop solution shop.

Kurt Nanney


Kurt joined Avantus Aerospace as President of Lamsco West, Inc. in November 2021.  He is an expert in all aspects of manufacturing operations, joining Lamsco after 10 years’ experience in a multi-site, multi-country aerospace role and before that, 25 years in the automotive industry.  Kurt started his career on the shop floor as a CNC/Mill Department Leader, before making his way to Presidential leadership, a pathway that has been critical to his success as an executive leader.  

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Jessica Price

Global Business Development Director

Joined Lamsco in November 2006. Since then she has carried out roles as CSR, CS Manager, Director of Business Development and now Global Business Development Director since July 2021. Jessica's focus is primarily on First Tier Suppliers Worldwide, APAC, Northrop and Distribution. Within her role she provides insightful market coverage analysis and development of key accounts. She is keen to establish productive, meaningful relationships with our partners at all levels.

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Ralph Hernandez

Director of Operations

Joined Lamsco in 2007 as Produciton Control Mgr. Before joining Lamsco Ralph served in the US Navy’s Construction Battalion (Seabees) and worked for Time Warner and Panasonic where he developed his operations management and supply chain skills. Ralph was Director of Supply Chain for Lamsco. In  August 2020 Ralph was appointed as Director of Operaions for Lamsco West Inc. 

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Rick Casillas

Chief Technology Officer

Joined Lamsco in 1983. During his 37 years at Lamsco Rick has progressed from the shop floor through most technical aspects of the operation. Estimating, Purchasing, IT, QA, and Operations. Rick’s biggest accomplishment is having developed the integrated ERP system, which is in use today. He is responsible for all aspects of technology, innovation, and IT logistics for processing work.

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Ginger Balkcom

Boeing Spirit Account Manager

Joined Lamsco in 2007 in as Buyer. She transferred to Production Control after her first year and became Production Control Assistant Manager in 2009.  She progressed in late 2019 to the Boeing and Spirit Account Manager.  She has 13 years of experience working closely with Boeing sites.  She has assisted in leading Lamsco to 11 out of 12 Silver Supplier Awards and Boeing’s Supplier of the Year for 2013. 

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