Your Team

  • 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

      6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Suite 275
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      Main: +1.949.247.8763
      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

      6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Suite 275
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.562.889.5111

      cmerry@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

      6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Suite 275
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      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

      6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Suite 275
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.520.370.1949

      dwittrig@soar.aero
    • Dr. Romney Teller

      Senior Project Manager

      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 an repair/overhaul facility in NJ. He joined McDonald Douglas/Boeing in 1987 and has held numerous positions to include Maintainability Engineering, Maintenance Engineering, Service Engineering, Customer Support, and Fleet Support. Dr. Teller holds his Doctorate’s 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.

      Dr. Romney Teller

      Senior Project Manager

      6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Suite 275
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.310.770.1096

      rteller@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

      6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Suite 275
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      Main: +1.949.764.9246
      Mobile: +1.949.903.6792

      skipcakli@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

      6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Suite 275
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      Main: +1.949.247.8764
      Mobile: +1.949.545.4572

      esalous@soar.aero
  • Our Sales & Marketing Team
    • 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

      6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.
      Suite 275
      Long Beach, CA 90803
      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
    • Vinicius Rondon

      Sales & Technical Representative

      Brazil & South America

      Mr. Rondon provides sales and technical know-how earned from serving more than 16 years at Embraer SA. His specific capabilities include expert account management of major airline operators, technical support and business development of aftermarket services, product development and structures engineering. His ability to provide technical and economical requirements establishes him as a key representative for SOAR in Brazil and S. America.

      Vinicius Rondon

      Sales & Technical Representative

      Rua dos Piquiroes N40, Jardim Aquarius
      Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo 12246-020
      Main: +55 12 3204-6377
      Mobile: +55 12 98155-0031

      vrondon@soar.aero