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M1 Support Services, L.P.

Executive Team

William Shelt
President & Principal

Mr. Shelt has more than thirty years experience in the technical and professional services industry, utilizing technology applications and lean business processes to reduce customer costs and increase efficiency. He has proven success in planning, organizing and staffing globally dispersed operations to meet customer requirements, then directing and controlling company resources to achieve performance objectives.

While attending a FAA FAR Part 61 Flight School, Mr. Shelt helped launch a successful flight training software development firm. Since that time, he has been in business roles with increasing responsibility serving the government and commercial sectors for FlightSafety International, E-Systems, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and DynCorp International. He was actively involved in the sale and transition of DynCorp to Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). As the Sr. Vice President, he was responsible for all new business efforts in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and North America resulting in a 23% annual growth rate and over $4B in new business in less than 3 years.

As co-founder of M1, Mr. Shelt has been directly responsible for business development, contract operations, finance, security and regulatory compliance as the company has grown from two employees to over 6500. He is also the President of two international subsidiaries of M1 Support Services in Germany and in Qatar.

Mr. Shelt has an undergraduate degree in Marketing and Master of Business Administration degree with specialization in International Business. During this time, he studied at the Ecole Superiuere de Commerce et Entreprises in Nantes, France, and earned recognition in Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Business Honorary Society.

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Kathleen Hildreth
Managing Director & Principal

Throughout her 30 year career in government and professional services, Ms. Hildreth has been a leader in winning and maintaining new business, maximizing customer satisfaction and implementing innovation. As co-founder of M1 Support Services (M1) in 2003, she has grown a successful services company from two employees to over 6500.

Prior to starting M1, from 2001 to 2003 Ms. Hildreth served as Vice President Business Development for DynCorp International, responsible for pursuing and winning new professional and technical service business worldwide. From 1991 to 2001 she performed in a wide range of jobs in marketing and operations for DynCorp including Program Manager, Contract Administrator, Logistics Manager, Capture Manager, and Proposal Manager. During her tenure at DynCorp, she was instrumental in winning over $7 billion of new and recompete business.

Operationally, she has managed Business and Logistics functions for individual Government contracts with as many as 450 employees and $100 million in annual revenue and currently oversees operations and quality for over 6500 employees worldwide.

During her 30-year career, Ms. Hildreth has also held various aerospace related engineering, logistics, maintenance, and business management positions for General Electric, Lockheed Martin and the U.S. Army. A FAA commercial helicopter pilot, she served in the U.S. Army as an Aviation Maintenance Officer and Maintenance Test Pilot. She is qualified in the UH-1 and UH-60 helicopters.

Ms. Hildreth holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and M.Ed. from Georgia Southern University.

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Bill Wooley
Vice President of Contracts and General Counsel

Mr. Wooley has over 24 years legal experience, with the last 18 years exclusively supporting U.S. Government contractors. Through his extensive experience as outside and in-house counsel, Mr. Wooley has developed a business-based approach guiding federal contractors through all aspects of government procurement, to include: contract and regulatory compliance; Requests for Equitable Adjustments; contract and subcontract issue resolution; contract claims; company confidential / proprietary information protection; proposal pricing support; policy development and implementation; government property and Ground and Flight Risk Clause incident resolution; strategic legal and business counseling; Service Contract Act compliance; labor / employment issues; international contracting; bid protests; and litigation and outside counsel management.

His diverse experience includes managing contract actions with the U.S. Department of Defense for the Army, Air Force and Navy as well as NASA, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Justice (DOJ), United States Postal Service (USPS), and General Services Administration (GSA).

Mr. Wooley holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics from Texas A&M University and a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and has appeared before numerous state and federal courts and administrative boards.

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Donald Galli
Vice President & General Manager Fort Rucker Aviation Maintenance Services Program

Mr. Galli is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with more than 30 years of distinguished service. He most recently served as Senior Military Advisor and Assistant Program Manager of Aviation for the Office of the Program Manager of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. His extensive experience includes service as Chief of Staff at the U.S. Army War College, Chief of Staff at the U.S. Army Aviation Center, as well as Commander, 3rd Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade.

Prior to joining M1 in 2018, Mr. Galli was the Managing Director of Oshkosh Saudi Arabia responsible for leading Oshkosh’s operations and the full military and security portfolio of tactical wheeled vehicles, engineering and integration services, and life cycle sustainment solutions for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Galli has a Masters of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College, a Masters of Science in International Relations from Troy University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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Jeffrey Casperaites
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Casperaites has held executive positions in several Fortune 500 companies over his twenty-five years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense Industry. He has extensive background in ground & aviation operations and maintenance, engineering services, logistics operations, base operations support, manufacturing, facilities maintenance, staff augmentation and security.

Prior to joining M1, Mr. Casperaites held progressively responsible financial leadership positions within L3Harris Technologies, Inc. He held Division and Sector level CFO positions and was promoted to a Segment Finance role where he managed the financial reporting and forecasting activities of the ~$4B Segment. He was L3’s government compliance lead on the L3Harris merger team as well as the financial lead and CFO for a key acquisition within the Segment.

Mr. Casperaites was an executive in AECOM’s Federal practice prior to joining L3 Technologies. He joined AECOM as a Division CFO and after three years, two acquisitions and double-digit organic growth he became the Group CFO of AECOM’s Federal business portfolio.

Mr. Casperaites started his career with DynCorp International and progressed to Senior Vice President of Finance. He was responsible for the company’s financial operations outside of the Americas.

Mr. Casperaites earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas – Arlington with focus in Accounting.

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Martin Craft
Chief of Business Operations

With over 16 years of Government business management experience, Mr. Craft has a broad background in finance, accounting and business management and has been responsible for the full spectrum of financial management including payroll, accounts payable, contracts revenue recognition, billing, and accounts receivable. Responsible for year-end program financial accounting audits with outside auditors, budgeting, capitalization and other financial support services, he has been instrumental in the design and effective management of employee insurance benefits and developed procedures for statutory compliance for quarterly tax reports, payroll deposits, monthly and fiscal year close-out. He ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.

Prior to joining M1 in 2005, Mr. Craft served as the Director of Business Administration for a $1B, complex, worldwide life cycle contractor support operation.

Mr. Craft holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA).

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Jim Williams
Government Program Manager

Mr. Williams has more than 35 years’ experience in the aviation industry with extensive experience in large fleet program management; forecasting, planning, and budgeting fleet maintenance; 14 CFR Part 145 Repair Station operations; subcontractor management; planning and executing operational and maintenance activities; and monitoring program activity. His experience includes military commercial derivative aircraft as well as commercial (civil) fixed- and rotor-wing aircraft widely dispersed worldwide. Mr. Williams monitors evolving customer requirements, industry trends, and participates in proposal development for new and existing business.

Prior to joining the M1 team, Mr. Williams spent 33 years with L-3 Technologies as a Capture/Proposal Manager, Program Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Manager, and Regional Manager on Department of Defense and Federal Government programs. He has planned, supported, and participated in a variety of military and civil aviation operations domestically and internationally and has lived in Europe and Africa supporting customer operations.

Mr. Williams is a graduate of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology. He started his aviation career in the US Marine Corps assigned to VMAT-102, at Marine Corps Air Station, Yuma, Arizona.

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