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Aircraft Painting

Our Commitment to You: Unsurpassed Quality and Dependable Service

At Dean Baldwin Painting, we’re committed to delivering premier aircraft painting services at competitive prices. Our dedication to quality is reflected in our longevity within the aviation industry. Providing nearly 60 years of service to our valued customers, our team works diligently to ensure every individual customer is satisfied with the painting service we execute.

Dean Baldwin Painting is registered in SAM (System for Award Management), WBENC (Women’s Business Enterprise National Council), and NMSDC (National Minority Supplier Development Council) as a minority, woman-owned, small, privately held business specializing in aircraft strip and paint services.

Sustainability Goals

At Dean Baldwin Painting LP, is committed to preserving a safe and clean environment for today and the future. We demonstrate our commitment by investing in environmentally friendly processes and techniques to preserve a clean and healthy environment for future generations. We encourage our customers to use chrome free primer and pretreatment when possible. The Dean Baldwin Painting facilities are designed to have minimal environmental impact by adhering to all federal, state, and local regulations. We stay abreast of latest available technologies to filter particulate emissions from the air, as well as pretreating all the wastewater to ensure all regulated pollutants are below ELG.

Ethical Governance

Dean Baldwin Painting LP, is led by a highly experienced executive and management team deeply committed to innovative, transparent and ethical business operations. We drive quality through our commitment to operational excellence, integrity in all we do and adherence to our Code of Conduct.

Our Company History


Grand Opening

Dean Baldwin Painting was founded in 1965 and in 2015 celebrated 50 years of continuous operation under the same family ownership. For the first thirty-five years in business, Dean Baldwin Painting was the primary provider of painting services to most of the major MROs located at the Miami International Airport. The Miami location was closed December 2003.



First Expansion

In 1999, Dean Baldwin Painting, LP expanded its operation and acquired a 165,000 sq. ft. aircraft strip and refinish facility. The hangar located at the Roswell International Air Center has five temperature-controlled bays with air filtration and waste management systems. The facility currently employs approximately 125 to 150 full time employees.



Second Expansion

The next expansion came in July 2003, when Dean Baldwin Painting was awarded a long-term contract with VT Aerospace San Antonio, TX to provide all paint requirements at the facility exclusively for VT Aerospace.



Third Expansion

In February 2012, Dean Baldwin Painting added the capability to repaint aircraft at the Goodyear, Arizona airport. At this location airlines have the option to paint in conjunction with maintenance provided by Aresale, the on-site MRO. The facility can accommodate regional through B767/ MD11 size aircraft.



Second Full-Service Facility

Dean Baldwin Painting began operating its second full-service facility in March 2013.  The facility, located 65 miles north of Indianapolis in Peru, IN, has undergone renovations to convert it to a 155,000 sq. ft., state-of-the-art strip and paint facility with two wide body and two narrow body fully equipped and temperature-controlled hangar bays.  The facility will accommodate aircraft as large as B747-800 and B777 size aircraft.



Third Full-Service Facility

In June 2021, Dean Baldwin Painting opened a new state-of-the-art aircraft strip and paint facility at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport in Macon, Georgia. The facility was specially designed for aircraft painting services for military and commercial customers. The facility has four full-service strip and paint bays. All four of the bays are large enough to accommodate the B737 / B757 / C130 aircraft, including one bay large enough to accommodate the C17 or B767 aircraft. The design includes foam fire suppression system in accordance with NFPA 409 and a new water treatment plant


Trusted by Top Names in Aviation: Our Current and Past Clients

We have earned a reputation as a trusted partner in the aviation industry. Our commitment to quality and customer service has led to partnerships with top names in aviation, including American Airlines, UPS, SkyWest, United Airlines, and others. We take pride in the fact that our work has been trusted to protect the aircraft of these esteemed clients, and we continue to strive for excellence with each and every project.

Minority Owned Certifications

Meet Our Skilled and Experienced Leadership Team

Barbara Baldwin-McNulty

Chief Executive Officer

Barbara Baldwin-McNulty is President, CEO and CFO of Dean Baldwin Painting LP. She is responsible for the strategic governance and overall success of the company that operates in five states, employs approximately 400 people and occupies more the 560,000 square feet of aircraft hangars and administrative space. Barbara has been with the company for over 40 years beginning as a co-owner when she and Larry Baldwin purchased the small aircraft painting business from her in-laws and founders of the company, in 1975. Barbara became majority owner and CEO in 1995 and sole owner, (100% ownership) in 2013. In 1999 Barbara began a series of expansions that would transform the company from a small family business into one of the most well-respected independent aircraft painting companies in North American.

The first major expansion was in 1999, with the opening of its first full-service facility in Roswell, New Mexico, followed by the expansion into San Antonio, Texas in 2003 supporting the paint and appearance requirements of the VAT Aerospace facilities. In 2012 the operation at the Goodyear, Arizona site began, followed by the opening of the new state-of-the-art full-service paint facility in Peru, Indiana in 2013. At a time when most business were shrinking under the weight of a shuttered economy brought on by the COVID pandemic, Barbara was implementing the construction plans for a new-build aircraft painting facility in Macon, Georgia which opened in June 2021.

Barbara’s entrepreneur spirit and vision has led to a series of successful expansions that have grown and developed Dean Baldwin Painting from 25 employees and $140,000 in annual sales in 1978 to 400 employees with annual sales approaching $40 million.

Barbara Baldwin-McNulty takes great pride in knowing her employees, many of whom on a first name basis. She takes special pride in the long-term customer relationships that Dean Baldwin Painting has established throughout the years.

Elizabeth "Eli" Tilden


Ms. Tilden has been in the transportation industry for over 20 years with experience at multiple 121 Air Carriers and 145 Repair Stations, the railroad, government, and state agencies. She served for 12 years with Delta Air Lines holding the position of General Manager for Engine Production/Planning and Outsourced Airframe Maintenance. Most recently, she worked with Virgin Galactic where she was Senior Director in Technical Operations and oversaw the company’s historical reliability milestone for six spaceflights in six months. Elizabeth Tilden holds a Master of Aviation Management from Purdue University, an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from the University of California, San Diego, and an Airframe and Powerplant License.

Elizabeth Tilden brings with her a wealth of experience and expertise, poised to enhance our already accomplished corporate team. Her leadership will undoubtedly steer the company towards even greater success.

Karl Anderson

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Anderson began his aviation painting career in 1987. He spent over seven years on the hangar floor gaining experience as an aircraft painter. With this knowledge, he moved into a supervisory role as a lead of his crew and later became the supervisor of his shift. In 1995, he moved into a management position as a station manager and soon thereafter became the general manager, overseeing the day-to-day operations of a facility.

In October of 2003, he joined the Dean Baldwin team as the general manager of San Antonio. Through his leadership and direction, he developed a knowledgeable and dedicated team. In addition to his daily responsibilities, he has worked closely with the corporate office in developing contracts, proposals, and company growth.

As COO, he is responsible for the oversight, development, and improvement of company core operations to achieve the highest quality standards and on time completions.

Dan McNulty

Executive Vice President

As EVP, Mr. McNulty is responsible for processes, programs, quality, communications, compliance, and continuous improvement throughout the company.

Dan McNulty brings over 54 years of aviation maintenance experience and leadership to Dean Baldwin Painting. In November 2020, Dan was awarded the FAA Charles Taylor Award for 50 years of service that recognizes lifetime achievements in Aircraft maintenance for safety and compliance. Dan retired from United Parcel Service (UPS) after completing a 25-year career where he held progressively advancing positions that included the setup and management of two major maintenance mod programs in Italy, oversight of cockpit mods, re-engine and aging aircraft programs in San Antonio, Texas. Dan also headed up the paint program for the new UPS brand in 2002/2003. Dan also had Major Maintenance Powerplant vendor oversight and multiple Major Maintenance Airframe vendors.

Mr. McNulty began his career in the U.S. Air Force as a jet engine mechanic. After completing his tour of service, he spent six years with Frontier Airlines in major maintenance and quality. He later became chief inspector for EG&G Special Projects, where he spent 10 years working at remote test sites supporting projects requiring top secret clearances prior to joining UPS.

Dan received an FAA Aircraft and Power Plant license from Colorado Aero Tech and Frontier Airlines, attended ICS business and computer science schools, and has multiple NDT ratings as well as numerous other technical and leadership certificates over his 54-year career.

Richard Neath

Vice President of Operations

Richard (Rich) Neath is a member of the senior team and has 30-plus years of aviation painting experience, much of which was spent managing frontline personnel and major aircraft painting programs. His focus is providing administrative direction and control over operational activities to ensure company objectives and customer needs are met at each of the Dean Baldwin Painting repair stations.

Mr. Neath began his career in automotive. He crossed over to aviation in 1991 when he joined Delta Airlines. For the next 18 years, Neath held progressively advancing positions within the airline where he gained a variety of experience ranging from aircraft coating removal and refinishing to managing painting teams and later developing paint processes and workflows utilizing Six Sigma principles.

Mr. Neath also spent three years with Akzo Nobel Aerospace, where he managed MRO and Airline accounts, including the American Airlines rebranding effort from concept through implementation. Mr. Neath has a strong foundation in CFRs, including OSHA, EPA, EPD, and NESHAP. Mr. Neath comes to Dean Baldwin from Mankeiwicz Coatings, where he was responsible for the MRO and Airline paint coating accounts and currently holds certification with AMPP, NACE and SAE.

Luis Camacho

Vice President of Production

Mr. Luis Camacho joined Dean Baldwin Painting in 2003 after spending 10 years in the security and electronics industry. Determined to learn the industry and master the technical skills involved with aviation painting, Mr. Camacho divided his time between the Roswell, NM facility and the San Antonio, TX facility, working closely with upper management and the painting crews. Mr. Camacho advanced from a painter to lead then to supervisor of the San Antonio facility.

In 2008, Mr. Camacho was promoted to his current position as VP of production. In his current role, Mr. Camacho provides overall direction and guidance to the operational activities of the organization with an emphasis on quality, on-time delivery, customer relations and budget control. Mr. Camacho’s strategic direction ensures Dean Baldwin Painting is always at the cutting edge of technology and demonstrates the highest level of quality by building a top-notch painting and management team, researching best practices, and identifying the latest industry processes and methods available.

Luis is married and a father to 6 boys.

Rick Smith

Vice President Business Development

Richard (Rick) Smith has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry. He began his career in the U.S. Air Force working with the Tactical Fighter Wing’s F15 and F16 engine programs. He went on to spend nine years with The Dee Howard Company in San Antonio, Texas, where he held progressively more responsible positions in planning, production control, and program management, contributing to many programs including the UPS 727-100 TAY re-engine program, Federal Express B727 Passenger to Freighter Conversion program, ATR 42 Wing Box program and countless aircraft maintenance projects for major airlines and private operators.

Mr. Smith spent seven years with PEMCO World Air Services in Dothan, Alabama, where he worked as director of modification and maintenance sales – in charge of the re-branding and worldwide sales of its Passenger Aircraft to Freighter Conversion Programs. Following PEMCO, Smith became vice president of marketing and sales for Empire Aero Center in New York. Under Smith’s leadership, Empire experienced exceptional growth and added many prominent airlines to their client list that included Air Canada, Frontier Airlines, JetBlue Airways, and Virgin America.

Before joining Dean Baldwin Painting, Mr. Smith spent two years with MECAER America Inc., in Montreal, Canada, where he was in charge of program management and customer service. MECAER, a developer and manufacturer of landing gear systems for light jets and helicopters, has a client list that includes Gulfstream, Bell Helicopter, Goodrich Landing Gear, and Augusta Westland.

In addition to technical certifications, Mr. Smith holds a BBA from the University of Texas.

Christina Camacho

Vice President of Administration

Christina joined Dean Baldwin in 1998 managing accounts receivable and overseeing multiple projects throughout the company. After working closely with the CEO on daily processes, special projects, and process implementations her dedication, insight and leadership skills were apparent. 

Mrs. Camacho was promoted to Vice President of Administration in 2003. In this role she works closely with the leaders at each of the facilities, the accounting team, and the executive team to develop, enhance and implement policies and procedures throughout the organization, ensuring efficiency and consistency in operations. Mrs. Camacho oversees Human Resource functions at all locations and is responsible for evaluating the present and future needs for technical development, telecommunications, and data systems. Christina is the Designated Employee Representative (DER), which is responsible for the compliance of the FAA Drug and Alcohol Program.

Christina is married and the mother of 6 boys.

Ron Mclaren

Environmental Health & Safety Director

Ron was born in Falkirk, just outside Edinburgh, Scotland. At the age of 18, he joined the Royal Air Force and served 9 years as a Corrosion Control Technician traveling across Europe working on various aircraft like the Nimrod, ADV & IDS Tornado, Hawk, Jet Stream, Harrier, Jaguar, Fantom F4, Lancaster, Spitfire, and Hurricane.

After leaving the Royal Air Force, Ron was employed with British Aerospace as a Corrosion Technician Instructor & Line Supervisor based in Dharan, Saudi Arabia. He spent 5 years training the Nationals on Jet Streams, ADV & IDS Tornados, and Hawks. That was where he met his future wife from America bringing him to the United States.

Once in America, Ron started off refurbishing corporate aircraft. Through the years, he progressed into Industrial Manufacturing and Process which entailed plant management, facility process improvement/installations, and federal & state environmental compliance regulations. Then he spent the later years as a Chemical Sales and Service Engineer for industrial finishes and water treatments.

After 30 years in the States, he is happy to be back into the aircraft and looks forward to a long tenure with Dean Baldwin.

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Macon, GA
Peru, IN
San Antonio, TX
Goodyear, AZ
Roswell, NM