Having grown up in a family surrounded by aviation, Andy was confident from a young age where he would focus his career. Having held sales and marketing positions at MRO facilities in the past, he began to understand the needs of aircraft owner/operators as well as the MRO facilities. Andy’s great grandfather, Ray Betzoldt, Co-founded Meyers Aircraft Company in the late 1930’s which has sparked 4 generations of aircraft enthusiasts and professionals. This includes cousin Lance Neibauer who went on to form Lancair, along with his grandfather and multiple family members all having ties to the aviation industry. In 2021 Andy was a recipient of NBAA’s 40 Under 40 Awards in the Innovation Category.
Parker is a seasoned marketing professional with over half a decade of experience in driving business growth and profitability. With a keen eye for market trends and a deep understanding of consumer behavior, Parker has developed and executed successful marketing strategies for a wide range of companies, from startups to Fortune 500 corporations. In addition to his impressive professional background, Parker’s unique perspective and global outlook as a native of the Cayman Islands add to his ability to navigate diverse business environments and succeed in a global market.
Aaron has worked in the sales and hospitality industry for over a decade. However, his dad inspired his aviation dreams. Through a combination of cold calling, mentors, and industry professionals guiding Aaron, he found entry into aviation by working as a Business Development Manager in Aviation Recruiting and SaaS startup and then went on as a Research Analyst and Sales Associate for an aircraft sales/acquisition company based out of Sarasota, FL. Aaron is involved in NBAA, TnBAA and is helping to create the TN YoPros group. He is currently pursuing his private certificate.
Jean is an experienced professional with 5 years both in the Hospitality industry and Technical Support sectors with a rich introduction to the aviation world. Passionate about travel and aircraft, her aviation journey began at a young age alongside her father, a skilled airplane mechanic, exploring various corners of the world as he worked on aircraft across the globe. Laying the foundation for her subsequent career choices, Her initial foray into the aviation world was as a Sales Associate for a prominent aircraft sales/mechanic company based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, and with a notable presence in Asia. Working alongside her father and gaining invaluable insights in aircraft mechanics and in developed insights into the details of the aviation business.
Ibrahim is a highly dynamic, established professional with almost 10 years of experience in aircraft maintenance and aviation operations/fleet management in the MEA region. Demonstrated capacity for designing process guidelines and training programs to streamline services and manage strict deadlines. Proven track record organizing fleet maintenance with focus on planning, scheduling, leading teams, liaising with suppliers, and operating in accordance with aviation policies. An expert in problem solving with ability to strategize contingency plans and cooperate with varying department leads to provide optimal service. Fluent in English and Arabic.
Andreas started his career as an aircraft technician. He worked his way up to an aircraft inspector and manager of a Bombardier service centre, gaining a total of over 15 years’ experience in the business aviation maintenance sector. He holds an EASA part 66 maintenance license including airframe and avionics endorsements for Cessna Citation, Learjet and Bombardier business jets. He also founded Aviation Heaven, a platform for business aviation operators, owners and service providers, and created the Aviation Heaven Magazine.