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). He has 48 years of aviation experience, and he is degreed in both Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.
Prior to laying the groundwork for the formation of SOAR, Chris provided heavy commercial aircraft field repair, modification, design, and manufacturing management for companies like Boeing, McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell Collins, and others. He has participated in the executive management of companies and aerospace business units for several corporations as well as a university board. He has particular expertise in multi-jurisdictional global Aircraft Repair Certification. For the last 17+ years, he has been a majority owner / partner and has acted as the Company General Manager for SOAR.
Bill has 40 years of industry experience in Manufacturing and Product Support on the McDonnell Douglas fleet of commercial and military aircraft, including the C17 and F/A 18 Hornet. After retiring from Boeing Aircraft, Bill joined SOAR in 2015 as a Project Supervisor overseeing the repair and recovery of various aircraft, including small business jets. Bill remains an active A&P mechanic with an FCC license, is a commercial pilot, and achieved certificates from Cerritos College Engineering Department for 3D drafting.
With over 33 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 MROs, 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.
Romney began his career in aviation with the U.S. Air Force as a Jet Engine Mechanic in 1972. In 1974, he started his civilian career as a Jet Engine mechanic on various engines at a repair/overhaul facility in NJ. He joined McDonald Douglas/Boeing in 1987 and has held numerous positions, including Maintainability Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Service Engineering, Customer Support, and Fleet Support. Dr. Teller holds his Doctorate degree in Education (Ed.D.) with a major in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. An MBA in Business from National University. He also has his FAA Airframe / Power Plant licenses.
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.
Veronica offers more than 25 years of experience in management and administration across multiple industries, with specific achievements in fundraising, branding, 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 the image, strategic marketing initiatives, positioning, and public relations. She is also responsible for designing and creating the company image, exhibition coordination, and press strategies.
Francois possesses over fifty years of experience 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 an 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.
Mr. Rondon provides sales and technical know-how earned from serving more than 16 years at Embraer SA. His specific capabilities include customer account management, technical support, and project management, as well as business development of aftermarket services. His technical background in mechanical engineering and material science applied to product development and aircraft maintenance accumulated over 23 years of experience in the aviation business may help your company to find compromise solutions for complex projects. His ability to provide technical and economical solutions establishes him as a key asset for SOAR in Brazil and South America, particularly for Embraer products.
Odette brings over 15 years of multi-disciplinary experience and holds a degree in Political Science with a background in Economics. She provides computational and analytical management for multiple projects, including deadlines and support within the aviation industry, and positively impacts SOAR’s network responsiveness and efficiency using her data management, communication, and multi-platform skills.
Jamil is a student intern preparing for his transfer to Cal Poly Pomona at SOAR where he is benefitting from observing commercial aircraft field recovery, repairs, modifications, component logistics and project planning. Combining his internship with his proficiencies in robotics and coding, Jamil plans on obtaining his Airframe and Powerplant license and becoming an aerospace engineer.