Mobile Timeline: 1947 - Brooks and Perkins Founded | US Cargo Systems
Mobile Timeline: 1950 - Brooks and Perkins Founded
Mobile Timeline: 1950 - Brooks and Perkins Founded

Executive Bios

Christopher Spagnoletti / President

Chris has over 28 years of experience in developing complex aerospace utility systems.  He has held executive level positions in both Engineering and Sales at U.S. Cargo Systems.  He earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Vermont. Chris has been with U.S. Cargo Systems since 2010.

Dawna Harding / Controller

Dawna has 25 plus years in Accounting and Financial Management in industries ranging from Manufacturing and Services to Software.  Prior to joining U.S. Cargo she was a Director of Finance at SciQuest (dba Jaggaer).  Dawna grew up in New England and earned her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration at Northeastern University in Boston.  She moved to North Carolina in 1997 and currently resides in Clayton with her husband and two teenagers.

Jean-Francois (Jeff) Manchec / Director of Engineering

Jeff Manchec has 20 plus years of experience in the Aerospace Industry, stemming from a wide range of projects which includes Engine Components, Engine Conversion STC’s, Modular Airborne Firefighting Systems and Cargo Handling Systems. Jeff graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Jeff is also a private pilot with flight test experience.

Stewart Ervin / Director of Operations

Along with being an entrepreneur, Stewart has over 20 years of operations experience in both commercial and aerospace industries. He began his career in Supply Chain Management before moving into Director of Operations and Finance positions. Stewart earned his Bachelor’s degree and Masters of Business Administration from East Carolina University. He is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Pamela D. Pearce PHR / Human Resources Manager

Pamela is a certified Professional in Human Resources with 20 years of HR experience in both corporate and manufacturing environments.  Prior to joining U.S. Cargo Systems in 2016, she worked at Caterpillar, WakeMed Hospital, and Kabi Pharmacia.  Pamela has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from N.C. Wesleyan and is an active Board Member for United Way of Wayne County.

Josh Hall / Director of Sales

Josh has been in the aerospace industry for the past 15 years. He joins us with a proven background of success as the Director of Sales at Capewell Aerial Systems, where he managed all Aviation Life Support Equipment (ALSE) and Aerial Delivery programs. In addition to the Sales Director role, he brings experience as a Business Development Manager and Product Line Manager for both domestic and international sales. Prior to Capewell Aerial Systems, Josh was a Program Manager for L-3 Communications in support of Special Operation Force Support Activity (SOFSA), in Lexington Kentucky. Josh earned his Bachelor’s degree from Morehead State University. He currently resides in Clayton, North Carolina with his wife, daughter and two sons.