By anticipating customers’ needs and investing in research and development, Unison continually sets new standards for performance and technology.
Unison Overview Video
Unison serves both original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers in commercial, military, general aviation, aeroderivative and industrial markets. Take a look at the video for an overview of the products and services we provide.
One team working together to deliver optimized solutions on time for our customers.
President & CEO
Vice President, Sales
Manager, Electrical Products
Manager, Mechanical Products
Leader, Business Operations
Manager, Industrial & Aviation Starter
Tom Hoferer is the President of Unison Industries, headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
Prior to joining Unison, Tom was the General Manager for GE Aviation’s Business and General Aviation Commercial, Support and Service headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. Tom has been with GE for 25 years spanning the GE aero-derivative and aviation businesses in various roles across supply chain, customer support, international partnerships, sales and aftermarket services
Tom has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. Tom is also a retired veteran of the US Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard.
“A good solution applied with vigor now is better than a perfect solution applied ten minutes later.”
– George S. Patton
Brian joined Unison in 2013 and is currently the Vice President of Sales. During his tenure, he has held roles as manager of our customer programs and support team, sustaining program manager, NPI program manager, and Additive Manufacturing program manager. Brian also chartered and currently leads the Dayton Elano chapter of the GE Veterans Network.
Prior to Unison, Brian worked at the Department of Defense as the Division Chief of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Strategy and Plans Division at Headquarters US Air Force Materiel Command. Brian was also a Business Process Improvement Project Manager and Lean Six-Sigma Black-Belt at The Nielsen Company.
Brian served 11 years active duty as an Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force. He continues his service today as the Squadron Commander of the 181st Operations Support Squadron with the Indiana Air National Guard.
Brian graduated from Wright State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. He earned his Master of Science in Operations Management from The University Arkansas and a Master of Business Administration from George Washington University.
“Tell me what you know, Tell me what you don’t know, Tell me what you think, Be sure to tell which is which”
Tanika Watson is currently the General Manager of Unison’s Electrical Products. Tanika joined Unison Industries in 2015. In her prior role as Unison’s Starter Products leader, Tanika was responsible for the management of TDI’s industrial business and launching new innovative starter technology to the industry. Tanika has also served as Product Leader for the Harnesses Product line.
Prior to joining Unison, Tanika held several roles in commercial and business strategy leadership with increasing responsibility in the aviation and electric utility industries: Global Director of Commercial Operations, Pricing Leader, Business Strategist, and Customer Account Manager.
Tanika has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a MBA from Tulane University.
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.“
– Albert Einstein
Alok Patel is General Manager of the Mechanical and Additive Products segment. He joined Unison in 2014, and in his previous role, Alok was responsible for the Thermal Management and Additive Heat Exchanger product line.
Prior to his roles at Unison Industries, Alok held roles at GE Aviation in the services organization supporting engine sales campaigns. In those roles, he led sales commercial operations FastWorks initiatives to reduce the approval cycle and delegate authority in regions. Now located at the GE Additive Technology Center in West Chester, Ohio, Alok and his team are working to deliver the aviation industry’s first 3D-printed air-air heat exchanger for installation in the Cessna Denali aircraft.
Alok earned a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech and an MBA from Cornell University.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.“
– Mahatma Gandhi
Jennifer Ratica is currently the Unison Business Operations Leader located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for driving operational excellence for the Unison business. She plays a leading role in knowledge management and organizes knowledge sharing to convey information about new approaches and best practices.
Prior to her current position, Jennifer held several roles with the GE Aviation team. She joined GE in 2011 as Services Marketing Leader supporting Business & General Aviation. She then progressed as the Regional Account Leader. She was responsible for the service and support for business jet operators based in the Eastern U.S., Eastern Canada, and Latin/South America. Most recently with GE Aviation, she was the Digital Commercial Leader. In this role, she was responsible for creating a business value based Digital strategy. This included managing relationships internally and externally to guarantee business value out of digital while ensuring teams were connected around customer priorities.
Prior to joining GE, Jennifer worked for Goodrich Corporation as Director, Aftermarket Operations for Goodrich Landing Gear based in Toronto, Canada. Additionally, she held various roles across sales, marketing, finance, logistics, and operations. Jennifer holds a Bachelors of Science and Masters of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.“
– Mark Twain
Cory Capone is the General Manager of the Starter Products segment, providing start systems to industrial and aviation customers. He joined Unison in 2018, after having previously led global project team in the GE Electric Power business and prior to that as the engineering operations leader of the Mechanical business in GE Aviation.
Prior to joining GE, Cory worked for BAE Systems in a variety of engineering and commercial roles primarily supporting the development, fielding, and support of missile warning and countermeasure systems.
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.“
– Theodore Roosevelt
What We Do
The Unison team is proud to build the most advanced gas turbine components and electrical and mechanical systems in the world. Our customers are reaching new heights, and we’re helping them get there.
Why We Do
At Unison, we believe we’re successful when our customers are successful. By collaborating with customers and investing in technology, we help customers achieve their goals and continually extend the boundaries of what’s known as possible.
Unison has experienced tremendous growth since it began in 1980. Through new product introductions, strategic acquisitions, technological innovations, and a commitment to providing high-quality products and superior customer service, Unison has emerged into a major performance technology company with a global presence.