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
Executive Director, Customer Programs
Leader, Business Operations
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”
Daniel Warren is the General Manager of Unison’s Electrical Products.
Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (2010) and a master’s degree in business administration from Wichita State University (2019). He started his career at Textron Aviation (Wichita, KS) in 2011 as a flight controls design engineer and has held roles of increasing responsibility in cross-functional organizations, including sales & marketing, customer support, and manufacturing operations. In his last role before joining Unison, Daniel led the metal bond teams responsible for manufacturing main aircraft structures for the Cessna Citation, Cessna Caravan, and Beechcraft King Air product lines.
Outside of work, Daniel enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, cooking, and watching sport.
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 Executive Director, Customer Programs located in Cincinnati, Ohio. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for leading our cross functional team to deliver on all program(s) deliverables within the terms and conditions of the contract and business case.
Prior to her time with Unison, 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
Sarah Schoof is Unison’s Senior Business Operations Leader. In this role, Sarah is responsible for leading the Unison Business in building organizational lean and continuous improvement capability, driving operational excellence, institutionalizing daily management processes, and adopting consistent problem-solving methods. She is instrumental in driving standard work, facilitated by her team’s Digital Strategy ownership, and plays a critical role in crafting and executing the growth strategy for the Unison Business.
Sarah joined GE Aviation in 2011, responsible for developing FRACAS strategy for the business. She went on to build the Product Data & Reporting department where she was charged with ensuring customer contractual reporting and reliability requirements were met. Sarah then led the Product Support Analytics department before joining Unison Industries in 2018 as a Senior Customer Program Manager, managing a portfolio of over one hundred customers across space, industrial and aviation industries.
Prior to joining GE, Sarah worked for Honeywell Aerospace as a Gulfstream Program Manager. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Arizona.
Outside of work, she can be found on the beach, running, mountain biking, and traveling. She is always looking for a new adventure or project!
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.