Meet our Team

Operations

director of operations

James Noe

With over 30 years of experience in the industry Mr. Noe is uniquely positioned to oversee the entire maintenance operation. 

Vice president maintenance

Ron Larson

Mr. Larson executes and directs all maintenance related programs as well as managing aircraft schedules and client expectations.

vice president logistics

Ron Michalec

Mr. Michalec oversees and directs the purchasing of all critical aircraft parts and supplies.  His analytical approach has been key in RBR’s success. 

Gulfstream program manager

Robert Dunnam

Mr. Dunnam leads our Gulfstream program and has over 35 years of experience in the aviation industry. Before working at RBR he was a manager at Gulfstream Aerospace responsible for overseeing their GIV, G450, GV, and G550 maintenance programs. 

Hawker Program manager

Travis Roberson

Mr. Roberson directs the Hawker Maintenance program.  His experience and exceptional knowledge have made him an invaluable asset.  

Challenger program manager

Paul Castleberry

Mr. Castleberry leads the Challenger Maintenance Program.  He has over 30 years of experience successfully maintaining Challenger aircraft.

Citation program manager

Al Diaz

Mr. Diaz has more than 30 years of experience working on Citations and has been serving as the Citation Service Manager for more than 10 years.

Citation program Lead

Chris Zamora

Mr. Zamora has been with RBR for four years and has more than ten years of experience working on Citation airframes.

Avionics manager

Anthony Molina

Mr. Molina leads our Avionics program and has more than 15 years experience installing and troubleshooting avionics equipment on most every business class airframe. 

Business

Chief executive officer

Mike Pride

As a key Principal of RBR, Mr. Pride develops and implements business optimization strategies across the entire organization.

vice president

Chris Todtenhausen

Chris has worked in the Aviation Industry for 23 years, based in the St. Louis and Dallas markets, but with responsibility both domestic coast to coast and International. He has extensive experience with MRO support, FBOs and Aviation Sales.

Chief financial officer

Shirleen Orbase

Mrs. Orbase has 23+ years of finance and accounting experience, consisting mostly in senior leadership roles, of which include 17 years in the aviation industry. Shirleen leads the financial management of the group and has accounting oversight for the entire organization.

V.P. business development

Jeff Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy has over 25 years of experience in Aviation and has a very broad knowledge of the industry. Prior to joining RBR Aviation he has served in roles such as President of Aero Elite, 14 years as a DOM and has also served as a Line Service Manager.

Technical Sales

Jeff Manion

Corporate Aviation Executive in MRO Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service who demonstrates exemplary leadership skills plus a proven track record of YOY revenue growth, by capturing new market share, maximizing corporate performance, along with improving internal efficiencies. 

Office Manager

Karina Lopez

Ms. Lopez is a graduate of Midwestern State University and began working in the Aviation industry three years ago as a specialist in human resources and office management. She is a key member of our team.

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