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The Factory Doctor


Alex Krutz is the Managing Director of Patriot Industrial Partners, an Aerospace and Defense advisory firm that specializes in Value Creation, Operational Excellence and Supply Chain Optimization.  Alex is a leader that quickly transforms operational, quality and financial performance in under-performing companies. His success having improved the health of aerospace factories has earned him the name of the Factory Doctor from industry executives, analysts and media. 

Alex has over 20 years of A&D experience, including being a Veteran of the U.S. Army having started his career serving overseas as a front-line leader.  He has held leadership positions at companies such as Pratt & Whitney and GKN Aerospace as well as consulted for airframe OEMs, the supply chain and private equity groups.  He has worked over a hundred projects throughout North America, Europe, South Africa and Southeast Asia spanning engines, structures and large complex assemblies. 

Alex’s insights can be found in Forbes, Aviation Week, and Flight Global publications where he is a contributing columnist.  Alex has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Bloomberg and the London News Times as well as haven spoken at A&D industry conferences.  He is a frequent speaker for investment groups at Bank of America, JP Morgan, UBS and Morgan Stanley.  He has spoken at company’s management meetings on the industry and strategic planning.  Alex serves as an advisory board member for the Axius Group, LLC.

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