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First Wave Management Team

Tony McAnly began his Aerospace Career in his home area of Cincinnati, OH, as an Engineer with GE Aircraft Engines. Tony has grown into an Entrepreneurial, goal-oriented executive with twenty-five plus years of diversified, multi-disciplined profit-loss experience. Tony founded, developed, sold and served as President of an FAA Repair Station that became Triumph Airborne Structures. He has recently led a turnaround of several companies as a Corporate Officer and Consultant, including the pivotal turnaround of an unprofitable manufacturing company in the depths of a four year decline into a profitable operation with a growing backlog within six months. Tony is a former Principal and VP of Team SAI, an aerospace consulting firm known for its annual Aerospace MRO Forecasting. He believes his callings in life are to turnaround and grow companies and develop their employees into successful teams.

Tim White started his Aerospace Odyssey in “Sweet Home Alabama” as a Thrust Reverser Mechanic at Rohr Industries. Recruited by Tony McAnly to establish Airborne Nacelle Service in Hot Springs, AR, Tim served as Director of Technical Services for the firm that would evolve into one of the largest third-party Structural Repair Stations in the world. Tim has served in similar technical management roles with other Repair Stations, both locally and globally. He is considered an expert in Field-Service Repairs of Thrust Reversers and is often referred to as the “Go-To-Guy” by many in the MRO industry when it comes to parting out serviceable Reverser Halves to make a ship-set of airworthy Thrust Reversers. His twenty-five years of experience and knowledge enables him to lead the Inventory Development efforts at First Wave Aerospace.

Glen Hyden, a native Oklahoman, began his career in politics, corporate operations and sales management prior to piloting his career path into aviation as a Sales Director for Drake Air, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He led the launch of a new and highly successful Heat Transfer Division for Triumph Group. As the Sales Manager for Triumph Accessory Services in Kansas and Triumph Thermal Systems in Ohio, Glen met Tony McAnly and Tim White. He has been a leader in several corporate turnarounds in his career, including the re-structuring of a public company, Pre-Paid Legal Services, serving as COO and Board Member which there was featured in several national publications, including The Wall Street Journal and The National Law Review, and, more recently, as part of the management turnaround team at LIMCO Airepair. After being blessed with a miraculous recovery from a near death experience in 2012, Glen believes his mission is to lead a New Wave of world-class service at First Wave Aerospace.

Use the information below to contact a team member


Tony McAnly

[918] 728-2219 | Phone
[918] 551-6912 | Fax

VP / General Manager

Glen Hyden

[918] 728-2213 | Phone
[918] 551-6913 | Fax

VP Inventory Development

Tim White

[251] 979-4118 | Mobile
[918] 622-0037 | Fax


Kat Tackett

[918] 728-2218 | Phone
[918] 551-6980 | Fax

Director of Brokered Sales

Dian Griffith-Smith

[918] 728-2215 | Phone
[918] 551-6994 | Fax

Director Inside Sales

Chris Loyd

[918] 728-2214 | Phone
[918] 551-6983 | Fax

Director of Operations

Eddie Henderson

[918] 728-2232 | Phone
[918] 551-6911 | Fax

IT Director

W. Scott Moore

[918] 728-2294 | Phone
[918] 551-6910 | Fax