Tom Ventresco

President / CEO

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    As President and CEO of VP Aviation, Tom drives the company to provide the highest level of skilled technicians to the aviation industry and provide customers with a high level of customer service.

    Tom has over 30 years of aviation maintenance experience. He has many years of hands-on experience along with roles as a lead, supervisor, and project manager.

    Tom spent more than 20 years at ABX Air before starting VP Aviation. He has grown the company significantly over the past seven years.  Through his leadership and industry relationships, VP Aviation has developed the reputation of providing top talent and successful project management to MROs throughout the industry.

    Tom holds an FAA Airframe and Powerplant License.  He currently lives in Westerville, Ohio.

Michael Chally

VP of Sales and Marketing

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    Phone: (888) 608-8248 ext. 702
    Email: [email protected]

    As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for VP Aviation, Mike is responsible for developing relationships, strategic planning, and providing first class customer service for customers in the aviation industry.

    Mike is an industry veteran with over 20 years of aviation staffing experience, starting his career with Airmate in 1996.  In 2002, he joined PlaneTechs after Airmate was acquired. In May of 2018 Mike joined VP Aviation. He brings a deep understanding of aviation staffing and aviation maintenance.

    Mike is a graduate of Trinity International University, earning a BA in Accounting and Business Management.  Mike currently resides in Dunedin, Florida.

Jennifer Pullara

VP of Business Operations

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    Phone: (888) 608-8248 ext. 705
    Fax: (866) 823-0382

    As VP of Business Operations, Jennifer oversees the day-to-day activities of VP Aviation. Her primary goal is to ensure that the entire company runs efficiently while the needs of the clients and the production of the team are managed effectively.

    Jennifer is somewhat new to the Aviation industry but not to the Operations world. She joined the VP Aviation team in December of 2013 after making a career change from Hospitality Management.

    She previously worked in the Hospitality industry, both in Sales and Operations, for 15 years before coming on board with VP Aviation in 2013.

    Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration with Human Resource Management emphasis from Devry University. Jennifer currently resides in Tampa, FL.

Benjamin Farr

Director of Projects and Operations

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    Email: [email protected]

    Benjamin Farr, Director of Projects and Operations, is a long-time veteran of the VP Aviation family. His responsibilities include managing teams of Aircraft Structures Mechanics performing structural AOGs and cargo conversions on commercial aircraft.  Benji has over 20 years of aircraft maintenance experience and holds an Airframe and Powerplant license.  He has completed numerous general FAM courses and is a graduate of the Alabama Aviation and Technical College in Ozark, Alabama. His skillset and commitment to leading aircraft maintenance teams is unparalleled in the industry.

TJ Lode

Director of Talent Acquisition

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    Phone: (888) 608-8248 ext. 700
    Email: [email protected]

    As Director of Talent Acquisition TJ is responsible for all talent acquisition for VP Aviation, TJ is accountable for developing and providing customers with correct aviation personnel for their specific aviation projects.

    TJ began his career with PlaneTechs in 2011 where he worked in the Talent Acquisition department. He worked as a Project Manager where he managed 500-600 personnel at numerous MROs and Manufactures and was responsible for Major Accounts within the PlaneTechs organization. In June of 2018 TJ joined VP Aviation. As an innovative thinker, TJ has a vast knowledge of the ever-changing Aviation Staffing industry.

    TJ graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a degree in Computer Networking Science. TJ currently resides in Tampa, FL

Kelly King

Director of Compliance

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    Phone: (888) 608-8248 ext. 706
    Fax: (866) 823-0382

    As Director of Compliance for VP Aviation, Kelly is responsible for ensuring that the company is in compliance with DOT FAA regulations for the Drug & Alcohol Program in regards to Pre-Employment and Random processing while maintaining records for employees who work in a safety-sensitive position. Stays abreast of the current requirements for hiring candidates who work in the Aviation industry while communicating and submitting required reports to the Federal Aviation Administration.

    Kelly has worked in the HR field for over 20 years, starting with the State of Florida for the first decade of her career then branching out into the Aviation industry in 2010, with PlaneTechs. She joined the VP Aviation Team in January of 2016, where she continuously strives for excellence by assisting employees of VP with her HR knowledge and skills.

    Kelly currently lives in Okeechobee, Florida and continues her education at Florida State majoring in Social Science and Public Policy.

Scott Roe

Project Manager

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    Phone: (989) 820-0185

    As Project Manager, Scott is responsible for managing our teams of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians supporting our customers with AOG and fixed bid projects on a variety of aircraft in a variety of locations.

    Scott is an industry veteran with over 16 years of experience working on numerous airframes including B727, B747, B757, B767, MD-80.  In his previous roles, Scott has been a supervisor of Aircraft Structures Mechanics, Manager of Heavy Maintenance and Line Station Manager.  Under his previous employer he was run up and taxi qualified on GE 80A, GE 80C2, and PW 4000 engines as well as RII, RALM, and ETOPS certified.

    Scott holds a valid Airframe and Powerplant License and has several Gen Fam courses.

    When he isn’t saving the day for our valued customers he enjoys hunting, fishing, restoring/working on old vehicles, camping, and just being outdoors.

Susan Johnson

Project Engagement Manager

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    Phone: (888) 608.8248 ext. 701

    Susan’s entire career has been in the aviation industry which started with obtaining her Aircraft Dispatch License.  In her previous roles, she has worked closely with commercial and business aviation companies providing fuel, charter, avionics, ground transportation, marketing and maintenance support.  As Project Engagement Manager for VP Aviation, Susan is responsible for marketing and media outreach.  As well, she focuses on providing elite aviation maintenance positions to Aircraft Maintenance Technicians nationwide.  Susan comes from a family of aviation enthusiasts which include her A&P Mechanic daughter, air traffic controllers and pilots.  She resides in Chicago, IL with her family and two pups.

Steve Williams

Recruiting Operations Specialist

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    Phone: (888) 608-8248 ext. 703
    Email: [email protected]

    Steve is actively seeking Aircraft Mechanics and Technicians to work on our aircraft maintenance projects as well as hourly work. He is new to the aviation industry but not new to taking care of people and their jobs. In his previous role, Steve managed over 1000 union and management employees with the United States Postal Service. He has 25 years of hiring experience! Steve is a graduate of Mount Vernon Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Veteran of the United States Army. When he isn’t helping Aircraft Maintenance Technicians to find the job they deserve, Steve enjoys being with his family in Thornville, Ohio.  He is an avid Cleveland Indians fan and he may just be a Browns fan, but we won’t hold that against him.

Donavan Ellison

Recruiting Specialist

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    Phone: 888-608-8248 ext. 712
    Email: [email protected]

    Donavan Ellison is an aviation industry veteran specializing in aircraft maintenance support.  His previous roles include managing the contract workforce for major MROs, Manufacturers and Airlines. He led the way in defining and maintaining customer relations by being the liaison between customer and client, training of contract aviation technicians, managing site coordinators and ensuring all FAA compliance.  He was also an integral part of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner project having managed over 500 aviation contractors internationally.

    Donavan will now assist in expanding the VP Aviation recruiting department by using his past experiences, tight niche relationships and understanding of the aviation maintenance job market.  He is a dedicated and trusted advisor for Aircraft Mechanics, helping them to obtain their career goals.

Ramon Rosario

Recruiting Specialist

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    Phone: 888-608-8248 ext. 711 (hablo español)
    Email: [email protected]

    Ramon Rosario is a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a Crew Chief and UH-60 Helicopter Mechanic.  After 14 years of military service, Ramon started civilian life with obtaining his Airframe and Powerplant Licenses.  He continued to turn wrenches on many different aircraft, working for several different aviation companies, while earning his Bachelors Degree in Human Resource Management.

    Ramon combines his Aviation Maintenance experience with his education in Human Resource Management to help Aircraft Mechanics advance their careers in the short and long term!  As a Veteran himself, Ramon has a passion in helping Veterans find their path in civilian life.

    Whether you are an experienced or brand-new Aircraft Mechanic, Ramon is your trusted advisor for years to come, helping you to find the right job!

Tony “Tampa Tony” Snyder

Recruiting Specialist

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    Phone: 888-608-8248 ext. 709
    Email: [email protected]

    Tony Snyder is a dedicated Aviation Recruiting Specialist actively seeking A&P and Structures Mechanics for work on a variety of aircraft in a variety of locations nationwide!  Tony is no stranger to the aviation industry having been a former instrument rated pilot flying corporate and GA aircraft.  His previous roles also include Flight Department Manager and Dispatcher.

    Tony is originally from Indiana and attended Grace College and Indiana University.  He is a father of 4 with 3 granddaughters and his hobbies include muscle cars and warbirds.  Tony resides in the Tampa, Florida area and is affectionately known as “Tampa Tony”.