MEET OUR STAFF
Bill RehkopNational Sales Manager
Bill's aviation career started with the USAF in aviation maintenance. In 1969 he opened the Harrisburg, PA branch for Van Dusen and was Regional Manager when Ryder Aviall purchased Van Dusen. Bill then went to work for Cooper Aviation and was Vice President of Domestic Sales North America. Bill remained with the company when AAR purchased Cooper Aviation until 2002 when he became National Sales Manager for Aero Performance. Bill Rehkop has been a very knowledgeable and highly respected executive in the general aviation industry for over four decades.
Pat NallCentral Plains Outside Sales
Pat has been around aviation his entire life. In high school he worked at the family engine shop tearing down and overhauling aircraft engines. He began his career in general aviation parts distribution in 1984 and has been a parts manager for a large Piper and Cessna service center. He has been a branch manager for two large aviation parts distributors and is now responsible for outside sales in the midwest U.S. for Aero Performance.
Dennis StockmanTexas Outside Sales
Dennis began his career in aviation as a private pilot in 1974. He started with Van Dusen 40 years ago in the warehouse and worked his way up to inside sales, followed by outside sales, and eventually branch manager in Houston. He continued with outside sales with Aviall and AAR and has been a productive member of the Aero Performance sales team since 2005.
John CopelandNortheast Outside Sales
John obtained a Bachelor Degree in Business and Commercial Aviation from BJU and is a licenced pilot with Commercial, Multi-engine, and Instrument ratings. He has over 15 years experience in wholesale aircraft parts distribution as Territory Sales Manager in the Northeast states for AAR. John has been with Aero Performance since 2003.
Bobby BonillaSouthwest Outside Sales
Bobby got his start in the aviation industry in 1984 at Goodyear Wheel and Brake shop. He worked his way up to inspector before leaving to join Goodrich Wheel and Brake as production supervisor. Next, he joined AAR to run the west coast warehouse / branch in the Los Angeles basin. After the branch was closed in 2001, he joined Sky Tower Aviation as sales manager. He then worked with API as an outside sales representative from 2008 to 2014. In 2015, Bobby joined Aero Performance as the outside sales representative for the southwestern US.
Craig RoskelleyNorthwest Outside Sales
Craig began his aviation career in 2005 when he Joined Aerospace Products International (API) as a regional manager in the Northwest. Prior to that, he had 15 years experience in the automotive industry as a multi state Regional Manager, supported such companies as; Federal Mogul and Wix filtration. Outside of work he enjoys: car restoration, camping, personal watercrafts and family activities. As of 2015, Craig is responsible for outside sales throughout the Pacific Northwest for Aero Performance.
Phil L'HeureuxArizona Outside Sales
Phil received his SEL Pilot's License in 1977 and two years later started his Aviation Parts career at Elliott Aviation in Minneapolis. His experience in parts support for FBO maintenance continued to grow with his years with a Piper Distributor at Flying Cloud Airport. Phil has also been a Sales Representative for Aviall, API and Varga Enterprises. In 2015, Phil transitioned to Aero Performance and will be responsible for outside sales for the Southwest Region.
John ThomasFort Worth Branch Manager
John began his management career as Operations Manager for FedEx in Wichita Falls, TX in 1994. He moved to Dallas to work for Sky Courier in 2000 as their District Manager. From 2002 through 2015 he worked as Warehouse Manager for DHL, Weir SPM and Total Equipment and Services at various locations in the greater Fort Worth area. His leadership abilities and extensive experience in logistics promise to make Aero Performance continue to improve efficiency and accuracy in processing and delivering orders.
Donna BrogdonFort Worth Inside Sales
Donna started with Tex-Air Parts in 2001 with various duties over the years including purchasing, ILS Sales, counter sales, Internet sales, and inside sales and remains with Aero Performance in Fort Worth with the same responsibilities.
Linda HamiltonFort Worth Inside Sales
Linda began her career in aviation after high school working for an FBO in Fort Worth responsible for sales of parts, avionics and composites. Since 2002 she was with Tex-Air Parts doing inside sales, counter sales, and internet sales and now does the same for Aero Performance Fort Worth.
Gene HodgesFort Worth Inside Sales
Gene got his start in aviation in 1989 working on airplanes while going to A&P school and received his A & P certificate in 1992. He went to work for a large Cessna dealer as an A & P, and later moved into the parts department doing parts sales and technical support. Gene joined Tex-Air Parts in 1997 and is responsible for parts sales and technical support for Aero Performance.
Paul DisperSt. Louis Branch Manager
Paul has 35 years of experience in the general aviation distribution industry, with past positions in warehouse, inside sales, purchasing manager, and outside sales. He joined Aero Performance in 2003 and was appointed St. Louis Branch manager in 2006. Paul is married with two sons.
Chad MiskoSt Louis Inside Sales
Chad got his start in aviation with Sabreliner Corp in 1995 working on government contracts, and later moved into Sabreliner parts sales. Next, he worked for St louis based AVMATS from 2005 to 2006. Chad has been with Aero Performance Cahokia since March 2006. He is married with 3 children.
Joe HillingsPhoenix Branch Manager
Joe began his career as a C-130 Crew Chief in the USAF out of High School. He then took his skills and expertise to advise the Royal Saudi Air Force on their transport aircraft maintenance program and became a Project Manager. Returning to the Phoenix, AZ in 2012, he used is A&P License and began general aviation aircraft maintenance with Lufthansa Aviation Training. Joe spent the next 4 years with TransPac Aviation Academy where he was a A&P mechanic, shift lead and inspector, project manager and ran the parts room. We were happy to bring Joe to Aero Performance in 2017 as the Sales Manager. His experiences and leadership found him to become the Branch Manager of our Chandler, AZ warehouse in 2018.
Craig WeidlerPhoenix Inside Sales
Craig started in the aviation industry back in 1983 right out of high school, where he was employed with Superior Air Parts as a warehouseman. Eventually moved up to sales in Dallas, TX and then moved to Portland, OR and started working sales at the Superior Air Parts there. Moved back to Texas and worked as the stocking clerk for Superior Air Parts, where his duties included routing inventory from main warehouse to the 5-6 branches. Craig eventually left the Aviation Business and moved to Phoenix, Arizona where he worked other jobs and eventually returned back to the Aviation Industry in 2005 and worked sales for Varga Enterprises. Craig is an avid Dallas sports fan and the father of 1 son, living in the Phoenix Arizona area.
Jenny SheldonSouthwest Inside Sales
Jenny got her start in aviation in 1989 working for Sabena Airline Training Center as a parts manager in Scottsdale, AZ. In 2000, she took a Parts Manager and Team Leader postion with Ly_con Aircraft Engine Rebuilders in Visalia, CA and continued working there until 2005. In that year, she began a 10 year tenure with Aerospace Products International working from Kingman, AZ as an Account Executive. In early 2016, Jenny joined Aero Performance as an inside sales and account representative. Her extensive knowledge and experience makes her a tremendous asset and resource for Aero Performance and it's customers.
Pat GentileHarrisburg Inside Sales
Pat has been in aviation for the past 33 years since graduating from Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics with an A&P License in 1984. He started working for Rockwell International in Columbus, OH as a structures mechanic in the Nacelles final assembly department. From there he worked for Executive Jet Aviation on Lear Jets and Citations in the maintenance department and decided to take advantage of a sales opportunity and immediately found his calling in life. Working for such companies such as AVSCO, Cooper/AAR and API in Parts Sales and with CAE Simuflite selling multi-year pilot simulator training contracts. He dabbled in Maintenance Sales with Raytheon and Stevens but came back home to parts sales and is loving life again. Calling on the same people in the Great Lakes Region for a number of years has made him a regular fixture in the area and his big smile gets him in the door.
Shane RampySoutheast Outside Sales
Shane began his career in aviation with Champion Aerospace in 1996 as a machinist. During his twenty year tenure, his roles included: Technical Support, Marketing Manager and Aerobatic Performer Coordinator. After years of jumping out of perfectly good airplanes he now enjoys riding his Harley through the Carolina mountains. Shane looks forward to bringing his years of experience and passion of airplanes to all of our customers in the Southeast.
Dick CrochetHarrisburg Branch Manager
Dick began his aviation career with Van Dusen in 1978 as an inside sales representative in the New Orleans branch and continued on with Aviall in New Orleans. He moved to Harrisburg, PA as branch manager with Cooper Aviation in 1990 and remained in that position until Aero Performance took over that facility in 2002.
Ron NisselHarrisburg Inside Sales
Ron started his aviation career with Cooper Aviation in inside sales in 1995 and remains in that position today with Aero Performance in Harrisburg, PA.
Jan HerringSoutheast Inside Sales
Jan's aviation career began in 1976 with Atlantic Aviation working in the parts department. Over the past 38 years she has been a very productive insides sales representative for Cooper Aviation, AAR, API, and for the past nine years for Aero Performance. Jan is based in central Georgia.