People on the Move -January 2011
CRS Jet Spares has named Kirk Meissner to the position of Colorado sales representative. Meissner’s role is to build relationships, support customers and spread recognition for the company within the state. This is an increased role for him as he currently provides outside sales support for Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Arkansas.
Meissner has 24 years experience in the business aviation industry. He joined the CRS team 1991.
CRS also announces it has increased the role of Stephanie Wilson within the CRS Jets Spares organization. Wilson’s previous role with CRS was as dedicated marketing manager. Her new role will now include outside sales manager responsibilities. Wilson’s role is to oversee and support the CRS regional sales team with current and potential client relations and sales efforts.
FlightSafety International announces that Mark Malkosky has joined the company as assistant director, maintenance training business development and sales.
Mark joins FlightSafety from CAE. His responsibilities included production and delivery of maintenance training activities worldwide as well as business development, instructor hiring, courseware development and sales support. He was with Bombardier Aerospace and SimuFlite International prior to joining CAE in 1999.
PAS Technologies Inc. announces that Robert (Rob) Suhs has joined the organization as director, business development. In his new position, Suhs reports directly to Mark Greene, vice president of sales and marketing for PAS Technologies. Suhs will focus his efforts on continuing the growth of component repair activity at PAS Technologies’ five global FAA repair facilities.
Prior to joining PAS Technologies, Suhs most recently served as sales executive for Delta Air Lines TechOps Division where he worked three years. In addition, he has held management positions at a number of aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) companies including Honeywell Aerospace and Sermatech International totaling more than 15 years in the industry.
Suhs holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, San Diego and an International Business Degree from San Diego State University.
Pro Star Aviation announces that Tom Rotelli has been named maintenance sales manager.
Rotelli joins to Pro Star with almost 30 years of real world jet aircraft maintenance experience on Hawker, Beechjet, King Air and Pilatus, Pro Star’s main product lines, as well as Gulfstream, Challenger, Falcon, and Citation aircraft.
Rotelli has been director of maintenance for an FAR part 145 repair station, as well as numerous corporate, charter, and private jet aircraft operations, including managing a Fortune 50 Company’s executive aircraft operations maintenance department for 17 years. He’s also been the owner and general manager of Berkshire Jet Services, a full service jet aircraft maintenance management and consulting company since February of 2003.
Elliott Aviation announces that 33-year industry veteran Rich Baeder has joined the company as vice president and general manager at Elliott’s headquarters facility at Quad City International Airport (MLI). Baeder joins Elliott Aviation from Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, NE, where he was recently manager of government and special programs.
Baeder, a licensed pilot and certified A&P mechanic, has 33 years of aviation experience, beginning with his service in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1977. Baeder joined Duncan Aviation in 1981 and served as airframe services manager and vice president of aircraft & FBO services. From 1998-2008, he served as a member of the Duncan Aviation leadership team, providing leadership and
Greenwich AeroGroup announces the formation of an MRO Product Management team.
The newly formed team is comprised of prominent aviation specialists with diverse backgrounds, whose cumulative aviation experience is more than 70 years.
Team members include:
• Mark Fischer, director MRO avionics products
• With more than 25 years of avionics experience, Fischer has an in-depth understanding of MRO avionics products, complemented by his expertise in engineering and avionics field and parts sales with companies such as Gulfstream, Westar and Rockwell Collins.
• Carl Lukas, director MRO interior & completion products
Extensive experience in customer services, engineering, new product development, marketing analysis and completions in Europe and the United States. The companies Lukas has worked for include Challenger Aviation Service GMBH, Bombardier Aerospace and most recently Midcoast Aviation Savannah.
• Brian Rehberg, director of MRO airframe products
Recruited from Western Aircraft where he most recently served as vice president of aircraft service, Rehberg has prevalent knowledge in maintenance, avionics, warranty administration and quality assurance.
Fischer, Lukas and Rehberg will be responsible for keeping abreast of aircraft fleet, mission, regulation and technology trends; developing new and existing MRO service products and Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs); maintaining relationships with OEM’s and suppliers and supporting sales and marketing activities within and across their respective areas.
Duncan Aviation welcomes Bill Otte as the company’s new regional manager for the central-eastern territory in the United States.
Otte has a 30-year aviation background. Before coming to Duncan Aviation in September, he worked with Classic Jet Center in Willoughby, Ohio, as their maintenance director. Prior to that, he spent nearly 18 years as the chief of maintenance with National City Corp. in Cleveland. Otte also spent seven years as an aviation maintenance technician, earning his A&P license in 1983 from Columbus State Community College.
Superior Air Parts has named James Robert Moseley as its manager of technical support and training.
Moseley has been in general aviation for more than 42 years. He is a 5,000-hour private pilot, an A&P with Inspection Authorization, and an FAA Designated Airworthiness Representative (maintenance). “My current DAR function code includes Part 121, import/export on Part 23 aircraft and helicopters, Part 25 aircraft up to 70,000 pounds, experimental/amateur-built aircraft and war bird certification. I recently certified a Seafire Mark XV – the only one flying in the world,” he says.
“Along with all of the practical experience Bob has gained from working as an A&P and DAR, the most important skills he brings to Superior now are the years he spent teaching aviation maintenance technologies to technical college students,” adds Bill Blackwood, Superior’s Director of Quality Assurance. “In addition to his role in overseeing the ongoing technical support for our dealers and customers in the U.S. and Europe, Bob will be teaching engine building skills to technicians at all the Superior companies.”
Blackwood explains that Moseley will be developing the complete training curriculum that will cover everything from incoming QC inspections through assembly and running an engine on a test cell. “The training will cover everything you need to know to produce and support a Superior-built engine,” Blackwood said.
“The opportunity to get back into teaching technicians the special skills necessary to inspect, assemble, test and troubleshoot piston engines is something I’m looking forward to,” Moseley said. “Teaching is something I really enjoy. And the opportunity to work with people who are truly excited to learn makes it all that much more fun.”
Before joining Superior, Moseley was the owner of Skytek, Inc., a general aviation aircraft maintenance facility. He was also the owner of Mose Engines, which specialized in overhaul and repair services for Teledyne and Lycoming engines.
Prior to opening Skytek, Moseley was a Factory Field Technical Representative for Teledyne Continental Motors. During his career he has held a number of positions as lead mechanic and maintenance director for Part 135 charter operations, flight schools and FBO’s. He also was an aviation technologies instructor at Maple Wood Community College.
Blackwood says that along with his responsibilities as technical support and training manger, Moseley will be instrumental in developing the curriculum for Superior Air Parts popular XP-Engine Build Schools, which are held at its Coppell, Texas headquarters.
Dan Pradel, Jr. has joined Aviation & Marketing International, Inc. (AMI) to serve as the company’s vice president of sales and operations. He joins his father, Dan Pradel, Sr., the company’s owner and founder.
Dan Pradel Jr’s 20 years experience in the aviation industry includes airframe MRO (both military and civilian) as well as engine shop management. He comes most recently from StandardAero, where he served as the program director for turbofan engines. He attained his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Texas A&M and his masters from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Both Pradels are instrument-rated private pilots.