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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 / VP of Finance

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.

Behno Klava / VP of Engineering

Behno has over 15 years of aerospace experience, with his most recent position as Design Engineering Manager responsible for Military Cargo Systems since 2018. Prior to U.S. Cargo Systems, Behno was a Senior Systems Engineer for Embraer S.A., where he was involved in several large development programs from the initial advanced design phase through flight test evaluation. He was also responsible for the KC-390 Cargo Handling and Aerial Delivery certification plan, including coordination with different engineering groups including Aeronautics, Loads, Structures, Interiors and Systems. Behno earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Master’s degree in Design and Analysis of Mechanical Systems from Santa Catarina Federal University in Brazil. Behno lives in Clayton, North Carolina with his wife, daughter and two sons.

Stewart Ervin / VP 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 Director

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 / VP of Sales and Marketing

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.

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