Susayn Brandes has been a part of the company since its beginning in 1968 when her father, Charlie Peer, founded Aerospace Systems and Components, Inc.

Susayn graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and has worked in a variety of different areas from accounting to purchasing to human resources.

Early in her career, she was encouraged by her father to broaden her expertise by working outside the company in purchasing and sales positions. She returned to GPV in 1993, and was appointed President in 2001 and Chairman/CEO following her father’s death in 2008. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Wichita Children’s Home. Susayn has served on the GPV board since 1991.