Your Team

  • Our Sales & Marketing Team
    • Paul Worthington

      Director of Sales

      Paul brings over thirty five years of skills in marketing, sales, staff leadership, public relations and technical industry knowledge to the SOAR team.  Areas of expertise include senior level management positions within the MRO community, flight control marketing, avionics sales, contract management and business development.  Additional experience includes twenty years of valuable repair and overhaul procurement management for commercial airlines.  Paul is a founding member of AFRA (Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association) past ACPC Airline Chairman and member of ISTAT.

      Paul Worthington

      Director of Sales

      5152 W. Heritage Gateway Pl.
      Marana, AZ 85658
      Main: +1.520.744.8520
      Mobile: +1.520.444.9583
      Fax: +1.949.764.0193

    • Veronica Vargas

      Marketing and Business Development Manager

      Veronica offers more than 15 years of experience in management and administration across multiple industries with specific achievements in fundraising and business development. She offers proficiency in program marketing, analysis, operational efficiency and public relations. As an original member of SOAR, Veronica is responsible for image, strategic marketing initiatives, and public relations. She is also responsible for designing and creating the company image, exhibition coordination and press strategies.

      Veronica Vargas

      Marketing and Business Development Manager

      2808 Lafayette Road
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Main: +1.626.405.8827
      Mobile: +1.626.354.4211

      vvargas@soar.aero
    • Francois Albrecht

      Sales Director

      Europe

      Francois possesses over forty years in the aerospace industry. The bulk of his experience has been gained in administration, sales and development, acquisition, modifications, and in maintenance serving regional, commercial and military aircraft. Monsieur Albrecht is expert at determining maintenance, modification and regulatory needs and delivering them with reliability and quality. He brings to SOAR a portfolio of career success acquired at Jet Aviation, Minerve Industries, AOM Industries, TAT Industries and Sabena technics.

      Francois Albrecht

      Sales Director

      311 Chemin du Muscat
      30121 Mus
      France
      Mobile: +33.0.6.66.71.82.06
      Fax: +33.0.9.62.14.39.31

      falbrecht@soar.aero
  • Our Project Managers Team
    • Nabil Wareh

      Senior Project Manager

      Nabil brings vast experience in the aviation field since. 1966. Most recently, he has served as Project Manager for the Boeing AOG and McDonnell Douglas RAMS teams. Mr. Wareh conducted damage surveys and managed major repairs internationally on narrow and wide body jets including DC-8, DC-9, DC-10, MD-90, MD-11, B-717, B-757 and the entire Airbus family. Some of the airlines Nabile has served includes SAS, United, Saudi, China Northern, China Eatsern, Meridiana, Span Air, Lion Air, Bangkok Air, Alitalia, World Airways, Monarch, Arrow Air, Varig, Delta, JAS, Hawaiian, AirTran and American. Nabil possesses BSAME, FAA Certifications A & P and is a Pilot.

      Nabil Wareh

      Senior Project Manager

      2808 Lafayette Road
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.949.873.3391

      nwareh@soar.aero
    • David Wittrig

      Senior Project Manager

      With over 26 years of experience, David’s diverse background spans OEM field service to Aircraft Technical Monitoring for leasing companies. That background includes positions as a McDonnell Douglas RAMS Team member, Flight Mechanic, Line Maintenance Management for international air carriers and MRO’s, Repair Engineering Manager, Project Manager for heavy maintenance and modifications, airline Quality and Maintenance Systems Development Lead, Air Carrier Representative for heavy maintenance and KC-10A program technical advisor to Northrop Grumman. David possesses an FAA A&P License.

      David Wittrig

      Senior Project Manager

      2808 Lafayette Road
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.520.370.1949

      dwittrig@soar.aero
    • Sahin Kipcakli

      Senior Project Manager

      Sahin is an Aerospace Engineer with 30 years experience. He worked as a Liason MRB Engineer on the 787 Dreamliner Final Assembly at Boeing Everett facility. Sahin has extensive experience as a Project Manager of large scale aircraft damage repair, modification, and maintenance, working in 30 countries for Boeing and McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Companies. He has extensive experience in the repairs and modifications of all the commercial airliners such as DC-9, DC-10, MD-80, MD-11, B737, 767, 747 and 777.

      Sahin Kipcakli

      Senior Project Manager

      2808 Lafayette Road
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.949.903.6792

      skipcakli@soar.aero
    • Guillermo “Wil” Diaz

      Project Supervisor

      Guillermo has extensive experience serving OEMs, such as Gulfstream, McDonnell Douglas, Goodrich and Convair as supervisor, structural lead and program manager of aircraft production, maintenance, flight test, repair and 4 years with the Recovery and Modifications Services (RAMS) Organization. He is competent in technical manual development, training, maintenance and repair concepts. Airlines Guillermo has served include American, Southern Air Transport, TWA, Air Jamaica, Aeroflot, Eva Air, and ILFC. Mr. Diaz is skilled in World Wide field product support, logistics and possesses a FAA Airframe License.

      Guillermo “Wil” Diaz

      Project Supervisor

      2808 Lafayette Road
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.619.248.5265

      wdiaz@soar.aero
    • Ed Salous

      Logistics Manager

      Ed has a dual background in aviation and commercial construction management. He worked at the American Eagle on several models of airplanes such as short 360, ATR42 in Marquette, MI. He also worked at Pacific Air Motive Corporation in Burbank, CA, where he supported both the JT8D and the PT6 engine overhaul lines. Additionally, he worked at National Air Motive Corporation in Long Beach, CA. where he supported the PT6 engine line. Ed Graduated from St. Luis University in 1985 with a B.S in Aeronautical Engineering and possesses FAA Airframe and Power plant A&P license.

      Ed Salous

      Logistics Manager

      2808 Lafayette Road
      Newport Beach, CA USA 92663
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.949.545.4572

      esalous@soar.aero
  • Our Executives Team
    • Jim H. Jijawi

      Managing Director

      Jim is recognized worldwide as an expert in the areas of airplane recovery, repair, modification and passenger-to-freight conversions. Prior to SOAR, Jim worked over 28 years at Boeing and served as Director to several Boeing and McDonnell Douglas organizations including Boeing Maintenance and Modification Services and the world renowned McDonnell Douglas Recovery and Modifications Services organization (RAMS).

      Jim H. Jijawi

      Managing Director

      2808 Lafayette Road
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.714.595.9888

      jjijawi@soar.aero
    • Chris Merry

      General Manager

      Prior to laying the ground work for the formation of SOAR, Chris earned over 20 years of heavy commercial aircraft field repair and modification experience and participated in the executive management of companies and aerospace business units for several corporations. He spent 12 years in the field for McDonnell Douglas RAMS as a Sr. Program Manager and 2 years for Boeing AOG.

      Chris Merry

      General Manager

      2808 Lafayette Road
      Newport Beach, CA 92663
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.562.889.5111

      cmerry@soar.aero