Dave has over 36 years’ experience in corporate aviation spanning a multitude of responsibilities including FAR part 135 Charter Operations Management, FAR part 145 Maintenance Operations and Management, fleet planning, aircraft acquisitions, and business aviation consulting. He managed and directed aircraft maintenance and ground operations for the General Motors Corporate Flight Department for over 13 years. During that time he also served as Vice President Technical Operations for Pentastar Aviation Charter, a joint venture company with General Motors. After retiring from General Motors in 2009, Dave became a consultant to the business aviation community.
Dave is currently an active member of the NBAA Maintenance Committee. Additionally, Dave served on the Cessna Citation 650/750 Technical Committee, Gulfstream Customer Advisory Board, and is former Chairman of the NBAA Technical Committee. He also served as a member of the academic advisory board for Eastern Michigan University Aviation Program.
Dave is a licensed A & P Technician and holds a Bachelors Degree in Aviation Management from Eastern Michigan University.