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First Wave MRO

An FAA Repair Station that repairs aerostructure components for airlines such as American, All-Nippon, China Southern & Thai Airways.

  • Stage $10M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Bristow, OK, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2002
  • Employees 60
  • Website

Company Summary

First Wave MRO repairs fan reversers, cowlings and exhaust nozzles that surround an aircraft's engine, flight control panels from an aircraft's wings as well as panels & doors from an aircraft's fuselage. We support passenger & cargo operators with 50% of prior years' sales serving international customers. Military aircraft (F-18) & commercial derivative aircraft in use by the US Military are around 20% of sales.


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    Anthony Ray McAnly

    30 years technical and management experience with GE Aircraft Engines, Lockheed Martin & Triumph Group. Started two private FAA Repair Stations, sold two companies, acquired and merged a company Aerocell Structures, helped start or turnaround several companies in aviation, healthcare, real estate development and mining industries. BSME & MBA courses from University of Cincinnati.

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    Brian Goddard
    VP Marketing/Sales

    Brian joined First Wave MRO after several years of outstanding industry experience including: 15 years with GE focused on CF6 Thrust Reversers, writing the CMM and Service Bulletins for the 80C2 model.
    After GE, Brian served 20 years with NORDAM including Director of Technical Service/Sales. He is well respected throughout the industry for his technical expertise and is comfortable working with all levels of management.

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    Steve Cole
    Director of Operations

    Prior to First Wave, Steve spent three years with L-3 Communications / Aeromet and nine years with NORDAM in engineering and program management positions of increasing responsibilities. He previously served as Director of Quality and Engineering before assuming his Operations responsibilities.

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    Anne Foster

    Anne joined First Wave in May 2010. She brings over 20 years of financial and human resource managing experience ranging from analyst and auditor manager to Director. Anne oversees and implements financial reporting, budget management, process improvement and controls. She graduated from the University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and her CPA in 1987.


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    Boesche McDermott, David A. Johnson
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    Hogan Taylor (Audit) & Morrell Saffa Craig (Tax)

Previous Investors

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    Chem-Fab, Inc.