Joseph Rice founded Recoil Suppression Systems in 2008, growing it into the family of companies it is today. He is a former Army Helicopter Pilot, working in the aviation industry globally since 1981. Joseph has developed a wealth of experience and talents gained from serving as a Military Pilot, Chief Pilot & Director of Operations. He has amassed just under 14,000 flight hours, as a ATP, dual rated in rotary-wing & fixed-wing aircraft with type ratings. Due to an injury sustained in Afghanistan, Joseph has focused his attention on providing “simple solutions for complex problems” to the helicopter industry. Trust, Honor & Integrity are Joseph’s guiding principals.

Joseph Rice

Managing Director


Jere Bragado joins Recoil Aerospace Team as Technical Field Director; he has been working in aviation for 23 years in various positions. His Aviation exposure started in the military then transitioned into the civilian sector. After several years of training he obtained his Airframe and Powerplant certificate, which now includes IA privileges while simultaneously obtaining his Commercial Rotor wing certificate with flight instructor privileges. Jere brings many attributes to the company with his diverse working background, creativity and willingness to solve problems.

Jere Bragado

Technical Field Director

Dale Hurst, a family man, mentor, entrepreneur, investor and humanitarian. Dale has enjoyed abundant success as an entrepreneur, running multiple businesses for over 30 years. His vision is to make a profoundly positive improvement to every community around the world.

Dale Hurst

Business Development Director

Husband, father, friend, crew chief; Brian Harris is a man of many talents and titles—mostly, he’s a man of his word. Brian’s keen eye for perfection has set the bar in the composite aircraft industry. From the ground up, Brian has built his business around the basics: trust, honesty, integrity, and the good ole’ fashioned handshake. Since 1997, Brian has sculpted Composite Approach into a leading contract manufacturer in the aerospace industry. Today, Brian and the Composite Approach team are continually finding innovative ways to apply advanced composite materials into new design applications.

Brian Harris

Composite Engineering Director

Tanya comes to Recoil after a 20 year Career in the Navy where she spent half those years as a Yeoman, and the other half, after commissioning, as an Admin/Training Officer. With a Bachelors Degree from Purdue and Masters that followed, Tanya has mastered the art of multi-tasking, organization and being a jack of all trades. Her Administrative and Organizational abilities are second to none. She is married with three grown children, and 2 grands with another on the way. Her daughter has her Bachelor’s Degree in Information Assurance and is continuing with her Masters in Cyber Security; both sons’ are in the Marines (Landing Support Logistics and CH-53 Helicopter Mechanic).

Tanya Wilson

Administrative Director

Katrina joins Recoil Aerospace as the IT Director. Katrina has a degree in information assurance which she put to use working as the lead IT for a global Non-profit and is in the process of obtaining her master’s degree in Cyber Security. She is a vital part of our team, she oversees the Information Services and Technology area.

Katrina Harms

IT Director

Tim, a retired CW5 maintenance test pilot with over 37 years of successful Army aviation management and leadership experience with a reputation for meeting the most challenging organizational goals and objectives joins Recoil. A pragmatic and focused individual recognized for “making seemingly impossible situations work.” A recognized expert in planning and executing complex operations, including the scheduling and movement of thousands of operational loads and the appropriate transfer of millions of dollars’ worth of equipment to support and maintain operations. A highly skilled technical individual, computer literate, able to maximize Management Information Systems to increase profitability.

Timmy Davis

Military Programs Director