About

Seattle Aero is a leading provider of aerospace parts and services from the sourcing of individual components to the provisioning and building of complex, integrated kits that support aircraft modification, production, and overhaul. We implement highly effective strategies to launch major programs in record time with a high level of quality, reliability, and cost competitiveness.

We are an independent advocate

Seattle Aero can be differentiated by its intense commitment as an independent advocate for its customers.

Our strong program management skills and global sourcing capabilities, together with the application of lean principles, a web-based product integration platform, and kits designed for end-use application, allow customers to significantly cut their acquisition and installation costs.

We follow proven processes that enable our customers to outsource non-core activities within their supply chains, thus allowing them to re-focus around core business values. These objectives are achieved through the expertise of Seattle Aero’s team members and their customer-centric model.

Company History

Seattle Aero was formed in 1971 to provide parts and logistics support to the Japanese aerospace industry, supplying parts for every Boeing, Bombardier and de Havilland aircraft and to all of the military fixed and rotor wing aircraft, missile and space programs in Japan. In addition, SAI provides procurement and logistics support to aerospace OEMs, overhaul facilities, airlines and government facilities in North and South America, Japan, Western Europe and into the Mid-East, providing a wide array of aerospace parts from standards to proprietary items.

Starting in 1998, Seattle Aero expanded its capabilities to focus on lean kitted solutions for aircraft modification, production, and overhaul applications. Seattle Aero has successfully delivered in excess of 2,500 major aircraft modification kits for Boeing, Airbus and business jets without missing a single scheduled installation.

Management Team

Seattle Aero’s international business and reputation for quality are maintained by a dynamic and experienced staff of professionals. This team is served and managed by accomplished individuals with a clear and seasoned understanding of the Aerospace and Defense markets.

CEO
Yashushi (Mike) Nakamiya
Mike Nakamiya was chosen to lead Seattle Aero as CEO in July 2017. He is responsible for both Seattle Aero’s Manufacturing Division and Trading Business Division. He obtained a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Graduate School of Kanazawa University in March 1979. He joined Jupitor Corporation, Tokyo Japan (parent company) in April 1979. He has experience in the role of President of Jupitor Corporation USA, Irvine California as well as General Manager of the Nagoya Branch of Jupitor Corporation.

Production Manager
Kateryna Ionina
Kateryna graduated from Vinnytsya National Technical University, Ukraine, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Electronics and PHD in Instruments and Methods of Control and Substance Composition Determination. She joined Seattle Aero in February of 2016 as an assembler. Half a year later she was promoted to the position of Lead Assembler and in 2019 to Production Supervisor in preparation to become the Production Manager, which she assumed in July of 2019. Her interests include: reading, hiking and traveling.

Controller
Angela Nash
Angela joined Seattle Aero in 2009 and is responsible for the integrity of Seattle Aero’s financial systems, financial reporting, planning and analysis, cash management, budgeting, risk management and compliance. Prior to Seattle Aero, Angela worked in Real Estate as a Realtor/Office Manager and in Construction as a Bookkeeper/Office Manager. As of July 2019 she is in the process of obtaining her Master’s degree in Accounting, with the goal of continuing on for the CMA certification. Her personal interests include: Seahawk football, scrapbooking, camping, Off-roading and taking care of the numerous animals her and her husband have amassed on their “farm”.

Quality Manager
Luann Wible

Originally from Minnesota, LuAnn worked for the Burnsville system as a Junior High math teacher. During that time she also managed her business of 12 years; exporting motorcycles to five difference countries. She started in Aerospace 15 years ago as an inspector and joined Seattle Aero in April of 2019. LuAnn collects ceramic pitchers, enjoys traveling (especially back home to Minnesota), gardening and football.