Board of Directors
Troy Gaffey, Chairman & CEO
Mr. Gaffey was formerly Chief Engineer and Senior Vice President of Research and Engineering at Bell Helicopter. He is one of the most experienced executives and vertical lift aeronautical engineers in the aircraft industry today. Troy has been instrumental in the design and development of numerous civilian and military helicopters, and has extensive expertise in the areas of Project Management, Tiltrotor Design/Technology, Rotorcraft Aeromechanics, and Test and Evaluation.
David Brody, Founder
Mr. Brody founded AVX in 2005. He was Former Chairman and CEO of the company. Currently, David is an attorney focusing on complex domestic and international commercial transactions. He is an inventor and author of three books.
Don Taylor, CFO
Mr. Taylor was formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Bell Helicopter Textron. Don has held numerous finance and business management positions and also has had overall responsibility for Finance, USG and Commercial Contracts Administration and Information Technology.
Mr. Pomeroy has served on the AVX Board since 2009. In 2013 he founded Pinnacle Medical Partners. The company sold to private equity investors in 2017 and he has continued with the newly capitalized company serving as the Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to 2013, Mr. Pomeroy served as the CFO of Dex Media overseeing equity and debt capital raises of more than $10 billion and as the CEO and founder of Local Insight Media. Local Insight was a portfolio company of Welsh Carson Anderson and Stowe.
Brett has been a principal investor in AVX since 2007 and served as VP of Business Development from 2007-2014. Previously, Brett joined Crocs, Inc. in 2002 as an early employee and original investor. Brett is a Managing Director and Limited Partner in several early-stage venture capital funds.
Mr. Kasprowicz is the Former Deputy Secretary of Transportation for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Former CEO of Texel Corporation, a communications systems integration company, which Scott sold in 1999. In 2008, Scott received the Igor Sikorsky Pilot’s Award for setting a new around the world circumnavigation record in a helicopter.