He is an aeronautical engineer from Arizona State University, a fixed-wing pilot with over 1,500 flight hours, a licensed airframe and power plant mechanic and he holds a Texas adjuster’s licence, which is recognized in 30 States.
During his 41 years in the aviation industry, he served in the US Army as a UH1 helicopter crew chief for 5 years. After discharge, he went to work for Allied Signal (now Honeywell) as a quality assurance engineer and manager, and subsequently a technical support representative. He later initiated and managed a Part 145 engine repair facility for National Flight Services. Finally, he owned a Part 135 Cargo operation, Vent Airlines Inc.
He recently incorporated Aviation Adjusters based in San Antonio, Texas. He speaks English and Spanish. He attends engine and hull surveys, for the whole group, in the US.