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.
Our purpose is to promote an environment of respect, trust, and collaboration
Our mission is to create long term value
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.
As a result of growing demand, Aeroman built Hangar 1 with four maintenance bays
Flightstar is established
Flightstar established as an aircraft battery and NDT inspection shop at Miami International Airport.
Flightstar Cargo Conversion
Flightstar relocated to Hangar 1 at Jacksonville International Airport and performed first cargo door conversion on a B727-200.
Flightstar relocated operations to Cecil Field in Jacksonville, Florida.
TechOps MX is established
TechOps MX was first formed in Guadalajara as a result of a Delta-Aeromexico maintenance services alliance.
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.
Flightstar expanded capacity at Cecil Field by adding Hangar 905 with one paint and two maintenance bays.
Aeroman expanded capacity at El Salvador International Airport by adding Hangar 4 with three maintenance bays.
TechOps MX Relocation
TechOps MX relocated to Querétaro, Mexico and joined the expanding aerospace cluster at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport.
Flightstar expanded capacity at Cecil Field by adding Hangar 935 with four maintenance bays
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)
MRO Holdings is established
Aeroman and Flighstar joined forces under MRO Holdings Aeroman implemented the use of mobile tablets across all maintenance bays
TechOps MX joins
TechOps MX joined forces with Aeroman and Flightstar under MRO Holdings. Aeroman performed first heavy maintenance checks on B757 and E190 fleets.
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.
MRO Solutions is established
MRO Solutions is established under MRO Holdings.
North State Joined
North State Aviation joined forces with Aeroman, Flightstar, TechOps MX and MRO Solutions under MRO Holdings.
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Cords leads MRO Holdings in the areas of Strategy, Ventures, Project Management Office, Technical Supply Chain, Technology, Business Performance, and MRO Solutions. He has more than 17 years of aviation experience. Prior to joining MRO Holdings, Mr. Cords served as the President of Airlines & Fleets for StandardAero.
Chief Commercial Officer
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Nichols leads the Operations team with a focus on operational excellence through continuous improvement and harmonization. He brings over 25 years of industry experience that includes significant operations and regulatory responsibilities with a focus on quality, safety and compliance. Prior to MRO Holdings, Myles served as Managing Director of Training, MRO Operations, Inspection and Quality at American Airlines.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Vice President MRO Solutions & Compliance
Mr. Brown provides oversight on all aspects of safety, quality, and compliance to the MRO Holdings group of companies, as well as leading MRO Solutions, a new venture launched in 2019 leveraging MRO Holdings’ deep industry experience and broad technical skillsets to meet the needs of the rapidly evolving aviation maintenance industry. Gregg is a veteran of the United States Air Force, bringing over 30 years of aviation experience, including nearly 24 years at Southwest Airlines. Gregg also holds an FAA Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic’s license and a Private Pilot’s license.
Vice President Human Capital
Mr. Hernandez helps accelerate MRO Holdings transformation through setting the platform to attract, and develop the best talent and building a culture of engagement, agility and innovation. He brings over 18 years of industry experience with a hands-on Business Partnership approach to Human Capital.
Ana Carol de Benedetti
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.
Vice President Internal Audit, Corporate Governance & SOC Office Head
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Mr. Sokolowski leads Flightstar with a focus on operational excellence and the voice of the customer. Troy empowers his teams through a collaborative environment and pushes his leaders to establish and maintain their credibility on a daily basis. Mr. Sokolowski started his career as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician and has since led multiple airline maintenance support organizations. In 2012, Troy began leading a new American Airlines organization responsible for overseeing outsourced airframe maintenance. He holds a BA in Business Administration from Alameda University and an AA in Applied Science & Airframe Maintenance Technical License from the Spartan School of Aeronautics.
Mr. Jauregui is a United States Marine veteran with over 15 years of progressive experience in manufacturing and aviation industries in Mexico and throughout Latin America, as a strategic business partner focused on talent development to support organizational goals. With a continuous improvement approach to operations, Brandon now leads TechOps MX, one of the largest MRO’s in Mexico. His leadership ensures his teams remain engaged, results driven, and detail oriented.
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.