Executive Team

Melinda G. Jenks, Chief Manufacturing Officer

Melinda Jenks is the Chief Manufacturing Officer for Skookum. As the CMO, she will lead Skookum’s entry into the Aerospace industry by purchasing and expanding an aerospace manufacturing facility with a focus on employing veterans. Jenks is responsible for all of the corporation’s manufacturing lines of business for Skookum’s commercial and defense customers.

Before assuming her current role, Jenks was the Chief Operating Officer for CONNECT Supply Chain. As the COO, she started up the company and was responsible for all of the corporation’s manufacturing and service lines of business. She gained 7 qualifications between CONNECT’s corporations and multiple Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s). In this role, Jenks established a new customer base, capabilities advancement and long term sustainable growth across CONNECT corporations.

Prior to that, Jenks was the Vice President of Defense Programs for Synchronous Aerospace. Jenks was responsible for business development and program management across six manufacturing facilities, providing integrated solutions to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and the Department of Defense (DOD). In this role, Jenks was responsible for ensuring products were delivered to customer’s on-time with the highest level of quality.

Before leading Defense Programs for Synchronous, Jenks was Vice President of Rotorcraft Programs at Synchronous Aerospace where she developed and ran operations for their Rotorcraft Business Unit. There she created and expanded the company’s customer base and capabilities by supporting the US Army in meeting near-term critical requirements. This included creating two depot level facilities and leading the development of manufacturing capabilities for flight safety critical components.

Jenks worked for Teledyne Brown Engineering and assisted the US Army in developing long term visioning strategies for the defense rotorcraft industry.

Prior to that, Jenks served as a consultant for Accenture, from 1991-1996, where she was a Senior Program Manager for Accenture’s Services Business Line. Jenks worked with Fortune 500 companies to develop leaner business processes to deliver significant impacts to their bottom-line.

She holds a B.S. from The University of Maryland and an M.S. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Melinda Jenks holds an absolute commitment to her customers and their business objectives.