Quality. Reliability. Value. Making Good on our Word One Plane at a Time.
Our workforce has an undisputed track record of successfully performing heavy maintenance and hundreds of passenger-to-freighter conversions over the past 50 years for operators around the world.
This dedication to quality is born from a culture of unwavering craftsmanship. And it is one reason Pemco has consistently achieved its annual goals and helped customers realize theirs.
Jeff Becker, General Manager
Jeff brings a background of Engineering, Quality, Training, and Component Repair and Overhaul to add value to the Tampa team. Jeff’s most recent role with Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services in Wilmington was Director, Component Repair/Overhaul and Manufacturing. He previously served as Director, Quality Assurance and Training. His tenure in Wilmington began in 1991, holding key leadership roles across the maintenance and engineering activities of ABX Air. He led the engineering activities of the initial ABX Air B767PC, passenger-to-freighter conversion STC. Jeff has a bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a MBA from Xavier University.
Ernie Kiss, Vice President of Quality and Safety
As Vice President of Quality and Safety, Ernie Kiss maintains the quality and compliance of the facility and ensures regulatory requirements are met or exceeded. Over his 35 years in the aviation industry, he has worked in airline, general aviation, and corporate aviation maintenance organizations. Ernie has served as technician, lead, inspector, manager, and director across the industry with companies such as Atlantic Southeast Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Eastern Airlines, AAR Corporation, and AAR Landing Gear Services. He holds associate degrees and certificates in business and finance, is a certified quality auditor, certified aviation maintenance instructor, human factors instructor, and holds an A&P mechanics certificate.
Sam Jackson, Vice President of Technical Operations
Sam is an experienced leader in aviation with a demonstrated history of working in the airlines/aviation industry. Skilled in Operations Management, Airworthiness, Continuous Improvement, Aeronautics, and Engineering. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor of Science focused in Professional Aeronautics with a minor in Safety from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
Mike Andrews, Director of Conversion Programs
With over 20 years of experience, Director of Conversion Programs Mike Andrews is responsible for expanding Pemco’s conversion business while working closing with customers to provide a quality product and post-delivery support. He joined Pemco in 1988 as an A&P mechanic and worked his way up to become Cargo Conversion Supervisor in 1998. After a brief hiatus, Mike rejoined the company in 2006 as manager of cargo conversion and was appointed director in 2015. He has a bachelor’s degree in business management and is a certified AMT.
Jane C. Marlow, Controller
Jane Marlow has over 20 years of experience in finance with an emphasis on cash management, financial analysis, investor relations and operations. In addition, Jane has had international business involvement throughout her career in various areas of banking and operations in several European, Middle East, South Pacific, South American and Central American countries.
Robert Tacher , Director of Engineering
Robert Tacher started his aviation career with the Department of Defense for the U.S. Navy as an Aerospace Engineer. Robert has over 35 years of experience in the aviation industry. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics with a concentration in aircraft structures. Robert joined PEMCO in 2019 and is skilled in Airworthiness, Continuous Improvement, Aircraft Substantiation, Structural Analysis, Fatigue & Fracture, Engineering, and Program Management.
Colleen Quinn, Director of Human Resources
Colleen Quinn joined Pemco in 2010 as Manager of Human Resources. In 2015, she became Director of Human Resources, overseeing all aspects of compensation, benefits, policies and procedures, internal communications and leadership development. Colleen brings 30 years of experience to Pemco, 16 of those in the aviation industry. She has held various leadership roles ranging from Human Resource Manager to Director with AAR Corporation, TUI Marine and Pemco.
Jorge Diaz, Director of Continuous Improvement and Training
In his role, Jorge improves organizational processes by increasing efficiency in every aspect of conversion programming. He analyzes roles, workflows, and low value-activities to develop recommendations and map out solutions. He then communicates this to all levels of the company through the extensive employee training modules that all employees participate in as FAA Gold Rated facility. Jorge has 40 years of experience in aviation including 29 years with Delta Air Lines in maintenance and started his career with Pemco in 2008.
Rob Hotchkiss, Director of Business Development
Rob started his aviation career in 1999 in the U.K. and moved to the United States in 2015. He has held various positions in his career in both operational and commercial airlines, including Charter Sales Management for National Airlines, ACMI and Lease Specialist for Chapman Freeborn, and Commercial Manager for MK Airlines. As Director of Business Development, Rob is responsible for company growth, continued development and expansion, heavy maintenance, line maintenance, component repair and overhaul, and customer support. Rob brought his 20 years of experience to the Pemco team in 2019.