LEADERSHIP TEAM

Executive Management


Fred Filios
President
BA, NYU

The current president of WGI. Fred has worked at the company since he was 15 years old. He took over leadership from his father, Louis Filios in the early 2000s and has been leading it into the future ever since.


James Filios
Director of Sales and Marketing
BS, Mechanical Engineering

James is a third-generation family member working with WGI. Having worked as an engineer designing aircraft parts for several major aerospace manufacturers, James now oversees WGI’s efforts in sales and marketing.


Gus Pombar
General Manager
BS, Mechanical Engineering; MBA

Gus has worked in the Aerospace Industry for over 25 years. Starting as a Process Engineer he worked his way up to Supervisory roles eventually becoming the Plant Manager at his previous Employer. Gus joined WGI as Production Manager in 2015 and has since been promoted to General Manager.


Dan Bangs
Sales Manager
BS, Electrical Engineering

Dan has worked in industrial manufacturing for more than 25 years. With broad experience early in his career, Dan has been involved in the Aerospace Industry for the past 12 years. He has held a number of positions with responsibility for Operations and Customer Relationship Management.


Mel Rios
Purchasing Manager

Mel Rios has been with WGI for 21 years and has held a variety of roles and responsibilities. Mel has significant experience in supply chain, logistics, continuous improvement, lean manufacturing and new product integration and development. Mel continues to add value with his long history in aerospace and diverse skill set.

Finance Team


Teresa Thomas
Chief Financial Officer
BS, Accounting; MBA

Teresa joined WGI in January 2017 as Chief Financial Officer and brings over 20 years of accounting experience. Prior to joining WGI, she spent 10 years in senior leadership positions in the real estate industry. Teresa is a CPA.

Rebecca Totti
Vice President of Finance
BS, Business Administration

Rebecca is part of the third generation of family members to work at WGI. Having worked for the company for over 10 years she now oversees the financial department and is an integral part of tactical and strategic planning.