Kenny Lee

Kenny Lee is the Founder & CEO of Kencoa Aerospace, a precision aerospace & space component manufacturing company, with 450+ team members across the US and South Korea.


Lee began his career at Hyundai Motor USA. In 2001, he established California Metal, an aerospace raw materials distribution company headquartered in Los Angeles. The company quickly established itself as a trusted supplier to major OEMs such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Airbus, Gulfstream, and Northrop Grumman, earning the prestigious Boeing Performance Excellence Award and Lockheed Martin Elite Supplier Award.


Lee founded Kencoa Aerospace in 2013. Under his leadership, it became a publicly traded company in 2020. Lee has diversified Kencoa’s operations by actively expanding into the UAM (Urban Air Mobility), heavy lift cargo drone, and space industries as a NASA Artemis partner. Lee’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive for innovation have positioned Kencoa as a forward-thinking player in these emerging sectors.


Lee’s unwavering commitment to excellence and his ability to seize new opportunities in aerospace make him a driving force in the industry. He holds a BA from Seoul National University and an MBA from the University of Southern California.