Chief Executive Officer
Lalit Goel is Chief Executive Officer and Co-Owner of Aerostar Group, a global manufacturer of engineered components supporting industries including automotive, aerospace, heavy truck, marine, medical, and defense. Aerostar is headquartered in the United States with global sourcing offices in Pune and Bengaluru, India.
Lalit has served as Chief Executive Officer since December 2003. Under Lalit’s leadership, Aerostar has experienced exponential growth including a supply chain extending to over 15 countries.
Lalit holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Buffalo where he began his first business venture at the UB Technology Incubator. Lalit’s early career focused on finance and accounting; working for PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Certified Public Accountant in their Buffalo, New York office. Lalit also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Chandigarh College of Architecture.
Lalit came to the United States to study for his master’s degree in 1987 and decided to stay to build a life and family. Lalit met and married Sandra, his wife of 31 years, in Buffalo, New York. Lalit and Sandra have two grown sons who reside in New York City. Lalit enjoys golfing, reading, practicing meditation, and spending time with family.
Paul Kepreos is President and Co-Owner of Aerostar Group of Companies, including Aerostar Manufacturing, Aerostar Global, and Worksite Aerostar Machine & Tool.
With over 45 years of experience in manufacturing, Paul has brought his expertise to numerous entities. Paul began his career in an entry-level position where, through hard work and dedication, he has achieved success as President and Co-Owner of Aerostar Group, a global manufacturer of engineered components. Previously, Paul served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Omega Industries LLC and American Machining Specialties Inc.
Paul takes pride in his position. Involved in all aspects of Aerostar’s operations, you can find Paul anywhere from the board room to the shop floor. Holding a builders license, Paul worked closely with the builders and architects for the new Aerostar building expected to be functional by Quarter 1 of 2023.
Paul is an outdoor enthusiast. Paul enjoys skiing, swimming, spending time with his family, and riding his Harley.
Paul says, “Through perseverance, commitment, and the support of family, any goal is obtainable.”
Senior Vice President
Robert Johnson is Senior Vice President of Aerostar Manufacturing, a global manufacturer of engineered components supporting industries including automotive, aerospace, heavy truck, marine, medical, and defense. Aerostar is headquartered in Romulus, Michigan, United States with global sourcing offices in Pune and Bengaluru, India.
Prior to his current role, Robert served as Aerostar’s Vice President from July 2011 to March 2022. Robert also served as General Manager of Aerostar Castings & Molds from July 2008 to July 2011. From 1991 until 2008, Robert was with Magnum Manufacturing holding several positions including CNC Programmer, CAD Designer, Quality Manager, Engineering Manager, Manufacturing Manager, and Plant Manager. Robert holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University. Robert has technical training in computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided engineering (CAE), project management, lean principles, computer systems, and operational management.
Robert is a member of the Knights of Columbus with core values of Integrity: Firm adherence to ethics, honesty, and a moral code; Professionalism: Promoting the highest standards in all we do; Excellence: Leading by example and constantly striving to be the best; and Respect: Treating each other with the highest regard.
Robert is a member of the Society for Manufacturing Engineers (SME) since 1997 and a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) since 2001. Robert has been married to his wife Dawn for 31 years and has two children, Robert III and Maddison. Robert is also an avid golfer.