Delta Flight Products is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, established to re-think aircraft interiors and in-flight entertainment systems. Starting with only 10 employees in 2016, the DFP team has grown to more than 300 employees, working every day to create ground breaking advancements in the aviation industry. Our 111,000-square-foot facility in Atlanta, GA is a certified FAA 145 repair station, fully equipped with a machine shop, engineering labs, wire harness fabrication, testing, and certification.
DFP offers modern solutions to airline interiors through the engineering and production of cabin design, technological systems, cabin furnishings, food/beverage galleys, and storage equipment. We provide full-service engineering, certification, and manufacturing to create innovative aircraft interior solutions to airlines around the world. Let Delta Flight Products bring value to your airline by re-thinking the ground rules.
Rick has spent his entire career working to improve the onboard experience for commercial airline passengers. After graduating from Auburn University in 1985, he held various engineering and leadership roles for the U.S. Department of Defense and a major U.S. airline, as well as commercial airplane interior modification and manufacturing companies. In 2015, Rick joined the Onboard Product team at Delta Air Lines, where he led the company’s Wi‐Fi and In‐Flight Entertainment initiatives pertaining to the onboard customer experience. In his current role, Rick established and oversees all aspects of DFP. Rick earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Auburn and an MBA from Wake Forest University.
Russ came to Delta Air Lines in September 2015 as Director of Integration Engineering to help start a new engineering group in support of Delta’s interior modifications and FAA certification work. Together with several other Delta employees and contractors, he helped start DFP in January of 2017. Prior to Delta, Russ was Director of Engineering and Program Management at HAECO Cabin Solutions (formerly TIMCO Aerosystems) in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he worked for 18 years in multiple capacities. Before TIMCO, he spent six years working for Rohr in Foley, Alabama, as a Liaison/MRB Engineer. Russ is a native of Wisconsin but grew up in Maine and graduated from high school in Virginia. He has a degree in aerospace engineering from Auburn University and a Master’s of Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University.
VP In-Flight Entertainment
Alice came to DFP in August 2017 to lead design, development and support for the Wireless IFE group. She was previously with Collins Aerospace (formerly Rockwell Collins), serving as Senior Director of IFE and Biz Jet Cabin. Prior to that, she spent 15 years working in the automotive industry in a variety of roles as a supplier of cabin and electronic equipment. Alice is a native of Southern California. She has a degree in electrical engineering from Loyola Marymount University and an executive MBA from Michigan State University.
VP Quality and Supply Chain
Dave joined DFP in August 2016 to lead the Operations side of the organization, which includes facility development, production operations, supply chain and logistics operations, as well as establishment of the DFP quality management system. Dave came to DFP from Gulfstream Aerospace, where he was responsible for new aircraft certification and ODA management. Prior to that, Dave held multiple operations and engineering leadership positions in the aerospace industry, including VP/GM of Precision Conversions, Director of Operations/Manager of Engineering at TIMCO and various positions at Boeing Commercial Airplane and Page Avjet.
Managing Director, Manufacturing
David came to DFP in August 2019 as Managing Director of Manufacturing. He was previously General Manager of Component Maintenance Operations at Delta Air Lines, where he spent over 30 years in various roles. David is a native of Illinois and has also lived in Wisconsin and Florida. He has a degree in business management from the University of Central Florida, as well as a Master’s in Operation Management and an MBA from Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He also holds an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) License from the FAA.
Managing Director of Technology & CIO
Hamp is responsible for developing and driving DFP’s technology and IT strategy, leading the DFP “IT Agility” initiative and serving as DFP’s primary interface with Delta IT. Hamp also oversees new product development initiatives and is responsible for properties and facilities matters. Prior to joining DFP, Hamp served as Director, Delta Supply Chain Management, where he and his team sourced nearly $1 billion in technology spend annually, including hardware, software and technology services. Prior to Delta, Hamp served in roles including VP/CIO, director of applications and software implementation consultant. Hamp is a retired Army Reserve Lieutenant Colonel and started his career as a computer programmer for the Army Corps of Engineers at their Atlanta headquarters.
Managing Director of Sales
James has spent his 20+ year career helping organizations leverage and realize the value and impact of business relationships on their strategy, innovation, growth and profitability. His aviation industry experience includes time both on the airline side sourcing aircraft interior products, and on the OEM side selling aircraft seating solutions. James graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Southern University and A&M College and has an MBA from Emory University.