Kevin Karpé is the principal at Diverse Vector Aviation Consulting, LLC (DVAC). The company provides specialty services for airports, aerospace and aviation organizations including, airport operations and procedures, expert witness for litigation support, municipality assistance and more.
Kevin works closely and collaboratively with clients, including local municipalities, military and international contingents. He has experience working with labor organizations and integrating different lines of businesses into a common, strategic partnership.
Kevin spent 31 years with the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Air Traffic Organization. He has extensive experience as an Air Traffic Controller and Air Traffic Manager. Proficiencies include quality assurance, airspace/procedures, planning and requirements, safety management systems, performance and strategic analysis.
Kevin supported the Southern California TRACON on major projects including the Optimization of Airspace in the Metroplex (OAPM) for Southern California and the Terminal Automation Modernization and Replacement Program (TAMR).
With 22 years of management experience, Kevin has worked in roles including front-line supervisor, operations manager, support manager, staff manager and air traffic manager. He was a member of the quality assurance staff at the FAA Western-Pacific Regional Headquarters from 2003-2005.
Before transitioning to the private sector, Kevin was the Assistant Air Traffic Manager/Staff Manager at Southern California Terminal Radar Approach Control. Before the FAA, he was a member of the US Navy for seven years and served as an air traffic controller for both afloat and shore-based commands.
2020-Present: Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association
2019-Present: City of San Marcos Representative to the Palomar Airport Advisory Committee. Appointed by the San Diego County Supervisor to District 5
2019: San Marcos Community Oversight Committee member for the administration of Municipal Bonds. Appointed by the San Marcos Unified School District Board of Directors
2019: Alternate on the San Marcos General Plan Committee. Appointed by the San Marcos City Council
2018-Present: Southern California Aviation Association member
2010-Present: FAA Manager's Association member | Vice President Chapter 290, 2014-2016
1988-1996: National Air Traffic Controller's Association | Facility Representative 1992-1994