Month: September 2021

Introducing Our New National Sales Manager Amanda Gilley Taylor

Amanda Gilley Taylor has been hired as HighTech Finishing National Sales Manager supporting the customer buying experience of aviation interior plating for aircraft interior parts

We are eager to announce the hiring of aviation leader Amanda Gilley Taylor to the position of National Sales Manager.

Amanda is joining HighTech Finishing after an extensive career as a customer sales executive for companies that deliver products for the aircraft interior. In her new role for HighTech, Amanda will be responsible for refocusing the customer buying experience with an emphasis on our company’s artisan craftsmanship and quality approach to the decorative plating of aircraft interior parts.

“There is so much potential in the aviation industry right now and we have a great team at HighTech to capitalize on those opportunities,” says Amanda. “Decorative plating is the crown jewel of an aircraft’s interior scheme, but it often doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. I look forward to supporting our current customers and leveraging my professional relationships in the industry to create new, long-lasting customer accounts.”

Building Relationships With Aviation Customers Across the Globe

Under Amanda’s direction, we anticipate expanding into new customer markets. Utilizing our company’s trusted brand recognition in the aviation industry, Amanda will be supporting North American expansion into OEMs and refurbishment centers.

Amanda will also support our global expansion efforts reaching into the European and Middle Eastern business aviation markets. There are additional opportunities to support charter companies and seek out partnerships with fractional and management companies.

“Amanda is the ideal fit to take on the role of National Sales Manager because of her experience in the aviation industry and her track record of customer success in previous roles,” says Rick Niefield, Vice President of Sales & Marketing. “Her enthusiasm and passion for the aviation industry coupled with her commitment to our company’s core values of integrity and customer relationships is the winning combination we were looking for to support our growth objectives.”

Prior to joining HighTech, Amanda represented veneer and custom carpet companies that provided products for the aviation interior. She also supported a start-up company in the mid-2000s, where she fell in love with the aviation industry and started to build relationships in the industry. Amanda’s career highlights include:

  • Gaining vendor priority from accounts that previously had allegiance to a competitor.
  • Spearheading the development of product strategies to support refurbishment centers.
  • Managing a team of sales representatives to support expansion efforts in aviation.
  • Developing new product lines to assist designers in the refurbishment market to more easily select a carpet pattern to coordinate with the jet’s existing veneer.

“I am a product junkie, and decorative plating will be no exception. I am thrilled that my relationships in the industry led me to this family at HighTech,” Amanda says. “I have seen some incredible facilities during my career, including logging and slicing veneer overseas, several different carpet mills with their unique intricacies, and now this delicate art of decorative plating.

“However, my favorite experiences will always lie with my customer interactions. In my perspective, when I save my customers’ projects by offering solutions to problems or obstacles, that’s when everyone wins.”

Under Amanda’s leadership, we look forward to elevating the aircraft interior for our customers through an enhanced customer experience for decorative aircraft interior plating. We also anticipate building new customer relationships as we continue to serve the global aviation market.

– Contact HighTech Finishing at or toll-free at +1-800-949-0124 to talk to Amanda about aviation interior plating solutions for aircraft interior parts. We look forward to serving your needs.

Join Us in Las Vegas For the 2021 NBAA-BACE Conference

HighTech Finishing is attending the 2021 NBAA-BACE Convention, October 12-14 in Las Vegas.

HighTech Finishing is eagerly anticipating the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) scheduled for October 12-14 in Las Vegas.

After last year’s NBAA-BACE conference was canceled due to the pandemic, our team is looking forward to meeting in-person with business jet owners, aircraft interior designers, and other customers to discuss the latest developments in our aircraft interior plating capabilities.

This year’s conference will be held at the all-new West Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. HighTech will be exhibiting at Booth #759 in the West Hall. We encourage you to add us to your show planner and make plans to stop by our booth to talk to our team.

What to Expect at 2021 NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas

By the time this year’s conference takes place, it will have been two years since the business aviation community came together to experience the future of aviation. After that long of a break, you can expect to be blown away by what’s on the horizon:

  • See innovations up-close as part of 50+ educational sessions.
  • See what’s available in the market through side-by-side displays.
  • View emerging technologies that are redefining the aviation industry.
  • Hear the latest news from aviation companies that will be announced during the conference.

You will also have the opportunity to see 100 unique aircraft up-close-and-personal at the Henderson Executive Airport. This is a great opportunity to see the latest line of business jets, helicopters, and other air vehicles all in one place.

If one of the jets you see in Vegas strikes your fancy, then we can help elevate the look and feel of the aircraft interior. We offer 130+ brilliant decorative metal finishes for aircraft interior parts, including the ability to custom match finishes to bring your vision to life.

There will also be opportunities to learn more about how to utilize a private jet to support business growth. Tap into the education sessions designed to help you gather information on how to leverage your aircraft for business success.

Overall, we understand that the pandemic remains a very real concern for large, in-person gatherings. The event organizers are closely monitoring the latest CDC guidelines to ensure that each attendee can safely enjoy the conference. We recommend checking out the conference’s latest COVID-19 resources and guidelines as you prepare to make the trip.

Connect with HighTech Finishing at NBAA-BACE

Come join us October 12-14 in Las Vegas for this year’s NBAA-BACE Conference. We look forward to re-connecting and sharing in the future of aviation.

Are you planning to attend the conference? Contact us ahead of time to let us know. We’d appreciate the opportunity to schedule a meeting time with you.