AMETEK Thermal Management Systems Approves Kellstrom

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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AMETEK Aerospace and Defense Thermal Management Systems Approves Kellstrom Defense Aerospace as Authorized Military Distributor

GARDEN CITY, NY — Thermal Management Systems (TMS) of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense has approved Kellstrom Defense Aerospace (KDA), as its authorized military distributor for its Hughes-Treitler and Rotron products. With the signing of this agreement, KDA is approved to solicit military spares and repair business globally, excluding Israel and Japan.

"AMETEK is pleased to partner with Kellstrom Defense," states Bob Vogel, Vice President and General Manager, Thermal Management Systems. "KDA is considered an industry leader in defense-related aerospace aftermarket spare parts and MRO solutions. It provides AMETEK with a worldwide network of sales professionals, distribution channels, and MRO capabilities that further enhances our global reach."

“The AMETEK Thermal Management Systems product group has a strong suite of technologies deployed across many US manufactured defense platforms. Becoming an AMETEK Authorized Distributor and Repair partner represents a significant milestone for Kellstrom Defense,” comments Kellstrom Defense CEO Chris Celtruda. "This continued partnership showcases the global capability of Kellstrom Defense business and our team’s ability to connect AMETEK technologies to ensure defense customer mission readiness.

“We look forward to expanding relationship with AMETEK and are committed to delivering value to our customers through offering comprehensive aftermarket parts, component repair and technology insertion solutions for legacy military aircraft, rotary wing, land and sea platforms worldwide,” he adds.

About Kellstrom Defense Aerospace
Kellstrom Defense Aerospace is a global provider for the sustainment of legacy defense aircraft through OEM sanctioned distribution, component MRO, and engineering and manufacturing solutions for the C-130, F-16, F-5/T-38, F-18, A-10, T-6, P-3, Boeing 707 defense derivative aircraft, and multiple rotary-wing platforms.

With operations in Camarillo, CA; Miramar, FL; Macon, GA; Cambridge, UK; Windsor, AU; and Singapore, the KDA team provides support to the United States military and over 60 partnering nations. KDA is committed to compliance, with hundreds of active export licenses and dedicated contract, export, and security personnel.

The Kellstrom Defense Advantage is means being a respected global leader for defense aircraft sustainment, deploying an experienced team with complete capabilities to solve customer challenges. Further information is available at: and .

About Thermal Management Systems
AMETEK Thermal Management Systems includes the Airtechnology Group, Hughes Treitler and Rotron business units. It offers a range of products for heating, cooling, environmental control, air filtration, vapor cycle and motion control applications, including both high-end components and integrated systems. For more information, visit

TMS is a division of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense, a leading supplier of engine and aircraft monitoring systems; data acquisition units; fuel and fluid measurement systems; heat transfer and cooling systems; and maintenance and repair services. AMETEK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.3 billion.

For more information, contact AMETEK Aerospace & Defense Thermal Management Systems, 300 Endo Boulevard Garden City NY 11530. Web Site:

For Kellstrom Defense Aerospace, contact: Ruth Garcia, Director of Marketing & Communications. Email: Website:,