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 as the Maintenance and Engineering division of TACA Airlines at El Salvador International Airport, 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 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 Established
TechOps MX was first formed in Guadalajara as a result of a Delta-Aeromexico maintenance services alliance
Hangar 2 & 3
Aeroman expanded capacity by adding Hangar 2 and Hangar 3, with one maintenance bay in each hangar
Flightstar expanded capacity by adding Hangar 905 with one paint and two maintenance bays
Aeroman expanded capacity by adding Hangar 4 with three maintenance bays
TechOps MX Relocated
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
Flightstar expanded capacity 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 Established
Aeroman and Flightstar joined forces under MRO Holdings. Aeroman implemented the use of mobile tablets across all maintenace bays
TechOps MX Joined
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 by adding Hangar 6 with twelve maintenance bays and extending Hangar 2 and 3, adding two additional maintenance 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 Established
MRO Solutions is established in San Salvador, El Salvador under MRO Holdings
North State Joined MRO Holdings
North State joined forces with Aeroman, Flightstar, and TechOps MX under MRO Holdings
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Cords leads the Operations team to evaluate current practices and harmonize, and integrate key processes across OpCos within MRO Holdings. He has more than 17 years of aviation experience and most recently 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 Financial Officer
Mr. Sol is responsible for oversight and operations of the company’s financial activities. He previously served as VP, Financial Planning & Control at Avianca, and was the former Corporate Controller & Financial Planning/ Reporting Director, TACA Airlines. Mr. Sol brings over 16 years of experience in aviation.
Vice President Technical Solutions & Compliance
Mr. Brown provides oversight on all aspects of safety, quality, and compliance to the MRO Holdings portfolio, as well as leading the expansion of Technical Solutions, providing centralized and center-led support services for its OpCos. Gregg is a veteran of the United States Air Force, bringing over 30 years of aviation experience, including nearly 24 years at Southwest Airlines, and holds FAA licenses as an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic and Private Pilot.
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.
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. Gonzalez leads one of the top MROs in the Americas. He has nearly 30 years of technical aviation experience, 20 of which have been dedicated to the growth and performance of Flightstar since its inception. He drives an inclusive culture that embodies the employees of Flightstar. Previously, he held the role of Flightstar Director of Maintenance with a focus on Safety, Quality, TAT, and his Employees.
Chief Executive Officer
Actively leading high velocity culture change & overall strategy for aircraft heavy maintenance repair and overhaul facility in Queretaro, Mexico. Championed LEAN/TOC initiatives throughout the organization that resulted in 90% reduction in Lost Time Injuries, 50% improvement in On Time Deliveries, double digit Revenue & EBITDA growth & Industry leading customer focused performance.
Successfully directed the operational & financial integration of a ten year commercial alliance between multiple major airlines, joint ventures & multinational shareholders.
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.