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A Specialized Aerospace and Defense Advisory Firm

Elevating business performance through short duration, good value, high impact projects.

We are a leading aerospace and defense boutique advisory that elevates business performance by implementing operational and business improvements that support of both strategic initiatives and tactical objectives. ​We have a clear mission to provide clients with the shortest project duration, with the fewest consultants having the right skill set to achieve client objectives. We are a specialized firm that specializes in aerospace, defense and space markets with a hyper focus in the verticals of value creation, operational excellence and supply chain optimization. The team is comprised of industry leaders with experience in manufacturing, supply chain, quality, program management and technical functions. We assess and implement operational and business process improvements. We work with companies at all levels of their operations, supply chain and program management organizations to define and implement business improvements. We implement strategies that increase productivity, eliminate waste and create value at all levels of the organization. Patriot Industrial Partners, Inc is a Veteran owned business headquartered in Orange County, California. Founded in 2019 by Alex Krutz, the team is comprised now of 45 advisors located throughout the U.S. and Europe. Following the principle of “shoulder to shoulder” partners, its industry experts advise middle market corporations and lower middle market companies and private equity firms world wide in aerospace, defense and space industries. The team has experience in airframes, engines and systems with previous careers at the airframe OEMs, Engines Companies and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Advisors have subject matter expertise in the areas of manufacturing, supply chain, quality, program management and technical disciplines.

Services

Office Value Creation

We're dedicated to tailored, long-term solutions that add value to businesses. Our experts closely collaborate with clients, crafting custom strategies yielding measurable outcomes.

Factory

We excel at operational optimization by fine-tuning supply chains and streamlining processes. Leveraging our deep expertise in Aerospace, Defense, and Space, we propel clients toward their operational goals.

Boat with Shipping Containers

Our adept team focuses on optimizing supply chains in Aerospace, Defense, and Space. Immersed in industry trends, we empower clients with future-proofed strategies, ensuring they lead the competition.

100+ Global Projects Completed

World Map Projects
U.S.  -  Canada  -  Mexico  -  UK  -  France  -  Italy  -  South Africa  -  South Korea  -  Malaysia 

Featured Clients

Advisors

Alex Krutz

Managing Director

Alex, known as the "Factory Doctor," is a transformative leader with 20+ years of aerospace experience, renowned for swiftly improving operational, quality, and financial performance in companies. His expertise spans leadership roles at Pratt & Whitney and GKN Aerospace, complemented by contributions as a columnist and speaker in prestigious publications and global industry conferences.

Patriot Advisor Experience

45+ advisors in various areas of

operational, quality, supply chain and technical disciplines.

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Case Studies

Plane Engine
Due Diligence & Integration

Engine Components

(Private Equity)

By harnessing the deep functional expertise of the Patriot team, the client was able to make rapid and informed decisions around strategic growth objectives, and better negotiate deal and investment into target company.​

Business Meeting
Strategic Planning

Components

(Private Equity)

Aligned team, and built a plan that made for more efficient execution which would meet the board of directors annual operating plan.

Blueprinting
Commercial Strategy

MRO Components

(Privately Held)

Supported client initiative to review key contracts, bill of material and shipments for compliance to all ITAR contractual requirements for shipments to customers.​

Factory
Quality and Compliance

Engine MRO

(Public Company)

Able to rapidly drop in, refine quality work instructions, manual, and operating quality practices one week ahead of AS9100 audit, which was successfully passed and single minor finding resolved within one week of audit completion.​

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Multi-Site Factory Optimization

News Release

Patriot Industrial Partners

May 2024

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Team Gathered to Review Business Plan and Current Project Updates

News Release

Patriot Industrial Partners

May 2024

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Recent Client Engagement and Insight into Strategic Sourcing

Insight

Patriot Industrial Partners

May 2024

Testimonials

We are a leading aerospace and defense boutique advisory that elevates business performance by implementing operational and business improvements that support of both strategic initiatives and tactical objectives. ​We have a clear mission to provide clients with the shortest project duration, with the fewest consultants having the right skill set to achieve client objectives. The firms value proposition is clear: Short duration, Good value, High impact. We are a specialized firm that specializes in aerospace, defense and space markets with a hyper focus in the verticals of value creation, operational excellence and supply chain optimization. The team is comprised of industry leaders with experience in manufacturing, supply chain, quality, program management and technical functions. We assess and implement operational and business process improvements. We work with companies at all levels of their operations, supply chain and program management organizations to define and implement business improvements. We implement strategies that increase productivity, eliminate waste and create value at all levels of the organization. Patriot Industrial Partners, Inc is a Veteran owned business headquartered in Orange County, California. Founded in 2019 by Alex Krutz, the team is comprised now of 45 advisors located throughout the U.S. and Europe. Following the principle of “shoulder to shoulder” partners, its industry experts advise middle market corporations and lower middle market companies and private equity firms world wide in aerospace, defense and space industries. The team has experience in airframes, engines and systems with previous careers at the airframe OEMs, Engines Companies and Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers. Advisors have subject matter expertise in the areas of manufacturing, supply chain, quality, program management and technical disciplines.

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