Meet the team

Tom Pherson


Tom has led AEROTUF for the past 10 years Tom and has a Masters in Chemical Engineering. During Tom’s tenure the team have created, developed and implemented many of AEROTUF innovations, which were also industry first. Such as, the first ULD container frameless design, forklift proof curtains, the first composite ULD pallet and most recently the AeroTHERM® temperature protective container, to name a few.

Lucas Peterson

Global Support Director

Lucas has over 13 years of experience working directly for ULD manufacturers, initially with Air Cargo Equipment, then at Nordisk Aviation Products, spending seven years managing MRO operations and guiding supply chain management.  He left the aviation industry and spent several years in account management with the global logistics provider, Ingram Micro. In 2016, he returned to AEROTUF to focus on product life-cycle improvement.  He is currently responsible for onboarding new customers, key account management and new product deployment.

Garry Haruska

Quality Director

Garry started his aviation career in 1976, Garry handled commercial flight operations for several fortune 500 companies over his 28-year career as a commercial pilot. During that time Garry also expanded his knowledge base in aviation to include aircraft manufacturing, repair and maintenance, and aircraft accident reconstruction. Garry spent several years as a repair station manager and aviation safety seminar instructor before joining the AEROTUF team in 2010 handling quality and regulatory tasks.

Brenda Gravley

Logistics & HR Manager

Worked 14 years as a contractor at RJ Reynold Tobacco Co. Over the years I supervised two different confidential operations, one being direct sales of cigarettes into the home. The second was placing a tracking device strategically among cases of cigarettes and tracking every truck load of cigarettes until they delivered safely.  We would send out approximately 30 trucks per day. I also handled receiving, creating BOL and monitoring inventory.

After moving to South Carolina, I earned a Degree in Homeland Security and a Certificate in Emergency Management. In July 2017, I started working as the Logistics Manager at Cargo Composites. My duties included scheduling shipments, creating International shipping documents and meeting shipment deadlines, while also cutting shipping costs. Over the past year I have also added the duties of Human Resources, Accounting and Inventory Financials.