Philosophy

Our philosophy at MRO Holdings is simple: to recruit, train and invest in the best people in the industry to align our services and solutions with the long-term needs of our clients.

Purpose

Our purpose is to promote an environment of respect, trust, and collaboration

We promote an environment of Respect, Trust and Collaboration as a foundation for our people to succeed. We want to provide our aviation professionals a stable and challenging work environment centered around a culture of Safety, Quality, and Performance.

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Mission

Our mission is to create long term value

We strive to move customers away from the traditional MRO transactional relationship to a longer-term partnership approach in which we provide a trusted, cost effective, comprehensive technical solution built upon by a unique combination of hands on experience, industry knowledge and technology.

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History

1983

Aeroman is established

Aeroman is established as the Maintenance and Engineering division of TACA Airlines, created to provide in-house maintenance to the entire fleet.

1996

Aeroman
Hangar 1

As a result of growing demand, Aeroman built Hangar 1 with four maintenance bays

1999

Flightstar is established

Flightstar established as an aircraft battery and NDT inspection shop at Miami International Airport.

2000

Flightstar Cargo Conversion

Flightstar relocated to Hangar 1 at Jacksonville International Airport and performed first cargo door conversion on a B727-200.

2005

Flightstar Relocation

Flightstar relocated operations to Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida.

2006

TechOps MX is established

TechOps MX was first formed in Guadalajara as a result of a Delta-Aeromexico maintenance services alliance.

2008

Aeroman
Hangar 2 and 3

Aeroman expanded capacity at El Salvador International Airport by adding Hangar 2 and Hangar 3, with one maintenance bay in each hangar.

2010

Flightstar Expansion

Flightstar expanded capacity at Cecil Field by adding Hangar 905 with one paint and two maintenance bays.

2012

Aeroman
Hangar 4

Aeroman expanded capacity at El Salvador International Airport by adding Hangar 4 with three maintenance bays.

2014

TechOps MX Relocation

TechOps MX relocated to Querétaro, Mexico and joined the expanding aerospace cluster at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport.

2014

Flightstar Expansion

Flightstar expanded capacity at Cecil Field by adding Hangar 935 with four maintenance bays

2015

Aeroman Expansion

Aeroman expanded capacity at El Salvador International Airport by adding Hangar 5 with ten maintenance bays and extending Hangar 2 and 3, adding two additional maintenance bays. Aeroman performed first A330 heavy maintenance check and opened Airbus Competence Training Center (ACT)

2016

MRO Holdings is established

Aeroman and Flighstar joined forces under MRO Holdings Aeroman implemented the use of mobile tablets across all maintenance bays

2017

TechOps MX joins
MRO Holdings

TechOps MX joined forces with Aeroman and Flightstar under MRO Holdings. Aeroman performed first heavy maintenance checks on B757 and E190 fleets.

2018

Aeroman
Hangar 6

Aeroman expanded capacity at El Salvador International Airport by adding Hangar 6 with twelve maintenance bays and extending Hangar 2 and 3, adding two additional maintenace bays. TechOps MX expanded capacity at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport by extending the interiors workshop. Aeroman performed first A320 NEO check and TechOps MX performs first B757 check.

2019

MRO Solutions is established

MRO Solutions is established under MRO Holdings.

2020

North State Joined
MRO Holdings

North State Aviation joined forces with Aeroman, Flightstar, TechOps MX and MRO Solutions under MRO Holdings.


    Leadership

    The MRO holdings Leadership Team is responsible for promoting an environment of Respect, Trust, and Collaboration as a foundation for our people to succeed.

    Greg Colgan

    Chief Executive Officer
    MRO Holdings

    Mr. Colgan leads the company’s efforts to build and deliver a world class collection of capabilities and services to the aviation market. With 20+ years of aviation experience across the airline, MRO and technology verticals, his efforts are focused on aligning the company’s strategy with the aviation market needs to better deliver long-term value creation for MRO Holdings customers.

    Bill Tiffany

    Chief Revenue & Development Officer
    MRO Holdings

    Mr. Tiffany is responsible for all revenue generation processes while driving better integration and alignment between all revenue-related functions consistent with the high standards of MRO Holdings. Mr. Tiffany also leads all corporate strategy and development efforts and oversees strategic investments for the enterprise. He has held executive roles in a range of large organizations. Prior to joining MRO Holdings he was a Vice President with a major US-based commercial airline.

    Basil Papayoti

    Chief Commercial Officer
    MRO Holdings

    Mr. Papayoti leads all commercial efforts across Sales, Customer Experience, Marketing and Branding.  Basil works closely with each of our leadership teams and our customers to align the vision of MRO Holdings with their short and long term needs. He has more than 30 years of aviation experience with Aircraft and Engine OEMs, Airline affiliated and Independent MROs, and most recently served as the President and Director of Engine Services at GA Telesis.

    Alberto Acosta

    Chief Financial Officer
    MRO Holdings

    Mr. Acosta is responsible for oversight and operations of the company’s financial activities. He brings over 25 years of major corporation, multi-national CFO experience with Siemens and most recently TIGO.

    Cristina Guirola

    Chief People Officer
    MRO Holdings

    Mrs. Guirola leads the People Strategy for MRO Holdings by establishing a true partnership with the business in advancing and driving goals. With over 20 years of experience in leadership roles of Human Capital and Cultural Transformation, she ensures that our people continue to be our competitive advantage. She is responsible to enhance our values of respect, trust and collaboration as a member of our senior management team and a leader of the human capital function.

    Dec Lee

    Chief Transformation & Technology Officer
    MRO Holdings

    Mr. Lee leads the Transformation and Technology team with a focus on MRO Holdings process and IT system transformation, security and reliability. He brings over 40 years of aviation experience that includes aircraft maintenance, engineering, quality, and airport operations.  Prior to MRO Holdings, Dec served as Vice President of Charlotte Airport Operations and prior to that Vice President, Engineering, Quality and Training for American Airlines.

    Ana Carol de Benedetti

    General Counsel
    MRO Holdings

    Ms. Benedetti leads all legal matters for the MRO Holdings group of companies. Ana Carol brings more than 20 years of experience in the airline and related industries. Prior to joining MRO Holdings, Ana Carol served as General Counsel for LifeMiles, Avianca’s loyalty program.

    Elsy Pozo

    Vice President Internal Audit, Corporate Governance & SOC Office Head
    MRO Holdings

    Ms. Pozo is focused on ensuring the company’s  corporate governance and internal controls are in place and effective.  Elsy also serves as the Office Head for our System Operations Center (SOC) in San Salvador. Elsy brings 19 years of airline industry experience, including 13 years in areas of Internal Controls and Internal Audit, building world-class audit teams from inception in SOX Compliance Programs and incorporating innovative audit techniques in Data Analytics, leveraging long term continuous auditing and monitoring programs.

    Alejandro Echeverría

    Chief Executive Officer
    Aeroman

    Mr. Echeverria leads one of the biggest MROs in the America’s to provide the highest results in Safety, Quality and Performance. More than 30 years of wide experience, in ENAER, LATAM Airlines and Airman MRO, have allowed him to be deeply involved in all Strategic, Maintenance and Engineering activities in the aviation industry. His leadership and knowledge enables the organization to provide world class services, creating added value and high satisfaction levels to our customers.

    Steve Hojnacki

    Vice President, US Operations
    MRO Holdings

    Mr. Hojnacki is responsible for the Flightstar and North State businesses. He will be building a close working relationship with our front-line operations leadership and working teams. Mr. Hojnacki is also in charge of improving our overall level of service and performance at both US locations. He brings more than 35 years of experience in aviation maintenance. Prior to MRO Holdings, he served as Senior Vice President at Strom Aviation / Aeroteams where he was responsible for maintenance operations, commercial activity, financial performance, and FAA 145 Repair Station compliance as the Accountable Manager.

    Marco Platero

    General Manager
    TechOps MX

    Mr. Platero is responsible for developing the people and processes at TechOps MX, one of the largest MRO’s in Mexico, with the vision to position it as a premier MRO provider in the Americas. Marco leads all front-line technicians and the operation teams at TechOps MX. He brings more than 27 years of experience at TACA, Aeroman and MRO Services

    Charles Creech

    President
    North State

    Mr. Creech was one of five founding employees that brought North State to life in 2010. As President, he has overall responsibility for the company’s culture, operations, facility, operating budget and administration. Mr. Creech has more than 45 years of aviation experience having launched his career with Piedmont Airlines in 1973. He also worked for Braniff Airlines, US Airways, American Trans Air and was President of Pace Airlines. Under his leadership, North State has received the President’s Award from the North Carolina Aviation Authority, was named the Small Business of the Year for the State of North Carolina and was the recipient of Patriotic Employee Participation from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.

    Jon Lee

    Vice President
    MRO Solutions

    Mr. Lee leads the MRO Solutions business, leveraging the team’s deep industry experience and broad technical skillsets to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving aviation maintenance industry. Jon has more than 15 years of aviation experience. Prior to joining MRO Solutions, Mr. Lee held leadership roles with MRO Holdings and Oliver Wyman CAVOK where he worked with major airlines and MROs.

    Eduardo Lasala

    Vice President Customer Experience
    MRO Holdings

    Mr. Lasala leads all Customer Experience activities of the Operational Companies of MRO Holdings with the main objective of providing best in class customer experience to foster long term partnerships. Eduardo brings over 20 years experience in the aviation/airline industry. Prior to MRO Holdings, he served in multiple leadership roles at Taca Airlines, Avianca Airlines, Volaris Airlines and Airline MRO Parts.

    Jimmy Hill

    Vice President Sales & Marketing
    MRO Holdings

    Mr. Hill leads all Programs, Sales & Marketing of MRO Holdings with the main objective of managing revenue generating activities while fostering long term partnerships. Jimmy brings more than 20 years experience in the aviation/airline industry. Prior to MRO Holdings, he held leadership roles with CFM Material, General Electric, Pratt & Whitney and AAR.

    Our Community

    We are committed to making a positive and lasting impact in the regions we live and work in through local organizations that focus on the empowerment of veterans and children.
    CHARLES TAYLOR DAY
    At MRO Holdings, we celebrate the efforts of the talented professionals who ensure the safety and security of our airborne aviation infrastructure every day, but especially on National Aviation Maintenance Technician Day which is observed on May 24th. It is named after Charles Edward Taylor, the man who built the engine used to power the airplane of the Wright Brothers in 1903. As part of the celebration, we spend the day building children’s bikes with one of our business partners.
    CHARLES TAYLOR DAY
    SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES
    MRO Holdings helps SOS Children's Villages to assure every child has the right to quality care and a safe environment in order to reach their full potential. We help by providing school supplies, and by working with our local communities to provide a loving and supporting environment for children who have been or are at risk of being separated from their families
    SOS CHILDREN'S VILLAGES
    FOLDS OF HONOR
    For the past several years, MRO Holdings has supported Folds of Honor, an organization that since 2007 has carried on the noble mission of providing scholarships to the spouses and the children of America's fallen and disabled service-members. We join them in honoring their sacrifice and educating their legacy.
    FOLDS OF HONOR
    WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
    MRO Holdings is proud to support Wounded Warrior Project whose focus and mission is to support veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound while serving in the military on or after September 11, 2001.
    WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
    OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WE PROUDLY SUPPORT
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