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Leadership

Our executive leadership team boasts deep experience in providing aviation services to both the general and commercial aviation industries.

With a focus on safety, quality and customer service, they are leveraging their industry experience to positively impact our stakeholders.

Leadership Team
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Dan Bucaro
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President & CEO
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Formerly President & CEO of Landmark Aviation, Encore FBO, and CEO of Trajen FBO Network, Dan boasts over 30 years of management and operations experience in retail, service, and distribution sectors. He earned a BS in Business Accounting from Indiana University.

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Matt Barry
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EVP, Operations
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Matt has held various operational roles within PrimeFlight over more than 12 years, ranging from Director of Operations to Senior Vice President. He boasts nearly 20 years of aviation experience. Matt attended Curry College.

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Rob Hiegel
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EVP & CAO
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Rob was previously SVP, Chief Accounting Officer and VP, Controller for Landmark Aviation, as well as VP, Controller for U.S. Concrete. Rob has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and finance. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and he earned his BA in Economics and Finance from Baylor University.

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Clinton Roeder
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Clinton Roeder
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EVP & CFO
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Clinton has more than 25 years of experience, holding a variety of finance and business roles for US and International companies including serving as CFO for Total Safety, Vopak, and most recently Nine Energy Service.  In addition, he has served in executive and financial management roles for companies including Centrica (Direct Energy), Sirius Satellite Radio, Vsource, Dell Computer and Ernst & Young. Clinton earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting from St. Mary's University and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Tulane University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is on the Board of Priority Power and Flextek Resources.

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Rick Cortez
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VP, Fuels & Transitions
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Rick boasts nearly 30 years of service in the aviation industry with extensive experience managing fueling operations for both commercial and general aviation aircraft. He has held roles ranging from General Manager to regional operations management before joining PrimeFlight.

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Charlie Ferraro
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DVP, PrimeFlight Cargo
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Charlie has more than 20 years of management experience with most of his career spent overseeing aviation operations. Most recently, he held the roles of Area Director for Signature Flight Support and Regional Vice President for Landmark Aviation. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business at Southwestern University and holds a commercial pilots certificate.

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Wayne Ingle
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VP, Safety & Operational Support
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Before joining PrimeFlight, Wayne held several executive leadership positions with Global Aviation Services and Aircraft Service International Group (ASIG). He boasts over 20 years of management and operations experience leading hub start-up operations, safety, training, procurement, GSE equipment management and maintenance.

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Allen Ashcraft
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EVP & General Counsel
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Formerly EVP, Secretary and General Counsel of Landmark Aviation, Allen has also served as outside counsel for Encore FBO and Trajen FBO Network while in private practice at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (n/k/a Squire Patton Boggs). With over 30 years of law practice, he earned a BS from the University of North Carolina and JD from South Texas College of Law at Houston.

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Charlotte Cheatham
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EVP, Strategy, IT & Prime Appearance
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Charlotte has held roles including SVP of Operations for Signature Flight Support, and SVP of Marketing and Customer Service for Landmark Aviation. She boasts more than 20 years of management, marketing, customer service, and operations experience and earned her BS in Business Administration. She is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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Brad Osborn
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EVP, GSE Maintenance & Deicing Services
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Brad oversees all operations for PrimeFlight GSE Maintenance and ProFlo Industries as well as our deicing services team. 

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Ed Zwirn
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EVP
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Previously Vice President of Business Development for Landmark Aviation, COO of SheltAir Aviation, and Vice President of Aircraft Service International Group (ASIG), Ed brings over 25 years of executive leadership and management experience to his role with PrimeFlight.

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Joe Evango
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Joe Evango
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VP, Information Technology
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Joe has more than 25 years of experience in IT leadership, operations, infrastructure, and security. He most recently held the role of Managing Director of Global Information Technology and Security for Kobre & Kim. He has also held senior IT leadership roles for General Dynamics, Anna's Linens and Axsys Technologies. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Coleman University and holds a number of IT certifications including: CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional), CEH v9 (Certified Ethical Hacker), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA Network+.

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Rob Hudson
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VP, Financial Planning & Analysis
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Rob has a wealth of experience delivering growth and continuous improvement results for a number of organizations. With decades of experience, he has held financial roles for companies including Continental Airlines, CEMEX, Universal Weather and Aviation and Dover Corporation. He earned his Bachelors of Arts in Economics from University of Michigan and his MBA with an emphasis in Finance and Marketing from Rice University. 

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Julie Schifani
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Julie Schifani
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VP, Human Resources
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With more than 15 years of human resources leadership experience, Julie has held various roles with United Airlines and most recently served Kilgore Industries. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Houston and earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and Senior Certified Professional (SCP) certifications from Rice University.

Division Vice Presidents
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Mario Diaz
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Regional Vice President
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A former corporate pilot, Mario has spent more than 15 years in various management roles within the aviation industry. He has deep experience in both customer service and operations, holding regional roles for both Landmark Aviation and Signature Flight Support before joining PrimeFlight. Mario attended the University of Texas where he studied political science.

Mario oversees operations at ATL, BNA, DEN, FLL, GSP, JAX, MCI, MCO, MIA, PBI, PHX, RDU, RSW, SJU and TPA.

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John Hovis
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Regional Vice President
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John has more than 30 years of aviation operations management experience, including the oversight of cargo, maintenance, military, government and general aviation operations at both large domestic and international airports. Most recently, he held the role of Vice President and GM for Jet Aviation. In addition, he held management roles for Ross Aviation and Landmark Aviation. John is a proud US Marine Corps veteran.

John oversees operations at AFW, BWI, CLT, DCA, DFW, DTW, GSO, IAD, LIT, MKE, ORD, ORF, PIT, RIC and SAT.

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Blake Schultz
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Regional Vice President
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With over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, Blake has held leadership positions overseeing a wide range of airport operations. Having worked for airlines including Western Airlines, American Eagle and Continental Airlines, along with various airline service companies, he has managed both above and below wing airline services, specializing in ground handling, cabin service and special services. Blake studied at Cal State Fullerton where he earned a bachelors degree in business management.

Blake oversees operations at ABQ, CMH, ELP, HOU, IAH, IND, MEM, MSP, SDF and STL.

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Josh Heady
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Regional Vice President
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Formerly Airport Director for PrimeFlight at JFK, Josh boasts 10 years of management and operations experience within the aviation industry. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from George Washington University.

Josh oversees operations at ALB, BOI, BOS, BUF, CLE, EWR, HPN, ISP, JFK, LGA, MFE, OMA, PHL, ROC and TUS.

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Steve Oakley
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Regional Vice President
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Steve has spent more than 25 years in the aviation industry. He has served in a variety of roles for commercial carriers, including Southwest Airlines. Most recently, he served as Regional Director of Operations for ABM overseeing their Northern California and Nevada markets. 

Steve oversees operations at ANC, HNL, LAX, LGB, OAK, PDX, SAN, SEA, SFO and SMF.