Knight Hires Jeff Ford as VP of Business Development


Ford Brings 26+ Years of Defense, Military, and Intelligence Community Knowledge and Experience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – San Antonio, Texas, July 14, 2021 – Today, Knight Aerospace announced the hiring of Jeff Ford as its new Vice President of Business Development. In this position, Ford will lead efforts to help Knight maintain its position as a global leader in providing customers with airworthy roll-on/roll-off modular and palletized solutions.

Jeffrey Ford, Director of Business Development

Jeff Ford is the new Vice President of Business Development at Knight Aerospace in San Antonio, Texas.

“We are thrilled to welcome Jeff to the team,” said Bianca Rhodes, President and CEO of Knight Aerospace. “As a great patriot and contributor to the U.S. Air Force, Jeff has a deep understanding of its strategies and requirements. This will play a big role in expanding Knight’s markets with the U.S. government and throughout the world.”

Prior to joining Knight, Ford spent six years with a large defense contractor, bringing technology and innovation together to provide government customers with affordable, high-impact solutions in the areas of airborne ISR and big data management. In addition, Ford served as an officer in the U.S.A.F. for more than 20 years. Highlights include multiple deployments, serving as the collection requirements manager for U.S. Central Command, commanding the largest flying squadron in the USAF, serving as an action officer on the Joint Staff and Air Staff, and directing missions for a national-level intelligence agency.

“Words can’t describe how thankful I am to Bianca and Knight Aerospace for this opportunity,” Ford said. “Not only am I able to work with a team with a shared culture, set values, and purpose, but I am joining a team that has the skills, devotion, and resources required to deliver life-saving products to customers around the world.”



Knight Aerospace leads the industry in the design, manufacture, and customization of medical modules, pallets, VIP transport systems, and more for cargo aircraft. These include a variety of quick-change, roll-on/roll-off products, like the Aeromedical Bio-Containment Module (ABCM) and Next Generation Air Transportable Galley Lavatory (NG-ATGL) for military aircraft. Knight has delivered products to more than 34 countries since 1992. Learn more at

Bianca Rhodes, President & CEO
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