Industries We Serve

Aerospace & Defense

Experience in the Aerospace Industry Is Too Valuable to Lose.

Aerospace and defense companies are often highly technical and require specialized knowledge and skills in areas such as aerodynamics, propulsion, materials science, electronics, and software development.

As the leader of an aerospace and defense company, your organization is likely heavily regulated by the Department of Defense or the Intelligence Community, meaning that most (if not all) of your employees require security clearances that can take months to acquire. This can make it even more difficult to find a suitable replacement when a key employee leaves.

In addition, you likely dread when your employees retire because when they leave, they take all of their knowledge, specialized skills, and unmatched experience with them.

Retirees in this industry often find retirement less fulfilling than they had once hoped. After a while, they will likely miss working in a field that they are passionate about and the sense of purpose that comes with working in the aerospace and defense industry.

Recover the Unmatched Experience of Your Retired Employees.

Gentry Professional Services specializes in helping businesses recover their retirees’ unmatched level of knowledge and experience.

Recover Lost Knowledge.

“Managers often don’t know what they have lost until after the expert leaves — and by then, it may be difficult to recover… And the price tag associated with such losses were estimated to be as much as 20 times the more visible, tangible costs of recruitment and training.”

Harvard Business Review

No Learning Curve.

Since our employee once worked for your company, they already know your people, processes, and procedures. They start providing value-added service on day one.

A New Alternative.

Some HR Professionals believe the only available options for retirees are offering a retention package or bringing them back as independent contractors.

Some retirees want to avoid the complications of setting up a business or withholding their own taxes. And as tempting as retention packages may be, there comes the point in a person’s career where flexibility becomes more important.

No Waiting Period.

Your retiree goes through a bona fide termination of employment from your organization. Therefore, they are not returning to your company as a part-time employee or independent contractor. Instead, they will work for another company – Gentry Professional Services.

In addition, our employees can be assigned to multiple clients, including yours.

We Take Care of Our Employees.

Even though they once worked for you, we consider them family once they’ve joined our team.

We take care of our employees; we provide healthcare, 401(k), paid time off, bonuses, and even family dinners.

This is the employee’s retirement, so we ensure you and they both understand that they will work on what they want, when they want, for however long they want.

How Does It Work?

Our Services

We work with your Human Resources, Supply Chain Managers, and Procurement Specialists to establish the appropriate service agreement that solves your problem and still fits within your corporate policies.

We accommodate whatever form of contractual agreement your company prefers to become your vendor, supplier, subcontractor, or partner.

ENGAGEMENT TYPE

 Expert Consultant ServicesOutsourced Project ServicesStaff Augmentation Services
DescriptionGentry team member(s) provide outside perspectives based on experience and industry best practices. Gentry takes full delivery and operational responsibilities of the project.Gentry assigns employee(s) to support your (typically short-term) staffing needs.
Contractual Agreement(s)Consultant(s) complete the activities and/or deliverables from our agreed-upon statement of work.Gentry Professional Services provides the deliverables and/or services from our agreed-upon statement of work.Contract terms are defined by a statement of work and/or Master Service Agreement (MSA).
Typical Client
Point of Contact

Procurement

or Supply Chain

Procurement

or Supply Chain

Human Resources or

Managed Service Provider (MSP) contact

Client Selects Gentry Team Member(s) At Client Request
Periodic Status and Financial Reports Provided
Hourly Billing Option
(Time and Materials)
 

Milestone Completion
Billing Option

 
Fixed Price
Billing Option
 

 

Already use a Managed Service Provider (MSP) or Vendor Management System (VMS)?

Contact us. If we are not already on your list of vendors, let us know, and we will work with your MSP to include our company as an approved supplier.

Our Areas of Expertise

Project & Proposal Management

Our certified project managers use proven, industry-standard processes to understand and manage evolving stakeholder needs while optimizing the balance between scope, budget, schedule, quality, and risk.

In addition, we offer proposal support to help our customers compose technical, management, cost, and past-performance responses in accordance with proposal specifications.

Systems Engineering

From requirements, decomposition, and architecture development to system integration and verification, our Systems Engineers assess all phases of the project life cycle to ensure the pieces work together as a whole.

Software Engineering

In addition to meeting requirements, software must be reliable, maintainable, efficient, robust, and secure. Our development process, peer reviews, configuration management, and meticulous testing ensure the success of mission-critical applications.

FAQs

Still have questions about Gentry Professional Services? You’re not the only one. See our frequently asked questions below to find what you’re looking for.

Helping our clients execute their jobs successfully is our number one priority at Gentry Professional Services. We provide experienced team members with the technical expertise and availability to complete the job. 

In addition, open communication between our clients and employees is critical, and we’re always focused on supporting our clients in any way we can.

Yes, we provide workforce solutions for companies seeking to utilize senior talent further and manage the transfer of knowledge scenarios. Our well-respected partnerships with industry leaders have created many succession plans for their valuable, senior-level employees.

We pride ourselves on developing and providing solutions that achieve the goals of both the company and employees to ensure a smooth and simple transition for all parties involved.

Our win-win solution provides your company’s prospective retirees with a profitable and flexible path to continue working with you and putting their deep knowledge to use. It also offers you the necessary time to complete long-term projects and finalize the knowledge transfer to other team members.

With no learning curve, the changing of hats of your employee to work with our firm is seamless. Our team of experienced engineers can assist with the smooth transfer of knowledge to your next staff member.

While the outside world may see us as just a consulting firm, we see ourselves as one big family here at Gentry Professional Services. We respect our people and value them for who they are, in addition to the knowledge and expertise they provide. Our ultimate goal is to positively impact the professional and personal lives of every member of our team, as well as our clients.

At Gentry Professional Services, we have an internal culture of nurturing a work-life balance for our team. Studies show that this makes a more productive, engaged, and high-performing team member. We have experienced this internally, and our current clients can attest to rapid response times that meet their needs.

We are the experienced industry leader. We understand staffing and industry-specific needs.

We begin each engagement with a discovery call to identify your goals in every area of your organization to determine the best option for you. There is no cookie-cutter answer; each contract is specific to your needs.

Gentry Professional Services strives to build and maintain an inclusive and equitable workforce within our company. We are at the forefront of the ever-changing employment law landscape and protect our clients with the same priority as our internal employees. 

As a matter of practice, we conduct background investigations and drug screens on anyone who joins our company. We have teamed up with industry-leading partners to screen our consultants and hire confidently.

Quest Diagnostics provides our drug screens so we can make informed decisions about prospective employees.

We also use Sterling to conduct comprehensive background investigations, including employment verification, education verification, county court search, national sex offender registry search, and an enhanced nationwide criminal search.

Discover Solutions We Can Provide for Your Organization.

A traditional staffing agency can’t match the talent or knowledge of an experienced employee in the healthcare industry.

If you’re looking for a solution to help you recover the unmatched experience of your retirees, schedule a free consultation with our team at Gentry professional services to learn more about how our unique approach can benefit your business.

Are You Interested in Openings in the Aerospace & Defense Industry?

If you have experience in the Aerospace Industry and would like to become a candidate for available jobs or projects, our team would love to match you with a position.

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