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.

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