ANTHONY RIOS PRESIDENT
Rios is an entrepreneurial leader with domestic and international experience in strategy development, sales, product development, operations, and engineering, Rios brings two decades of experience with innovative, aviation technology start-ups as well as established market leaders. His unique combination of business skills and the deep technical credibility gained through 13 years of engineering experience positions Rios to successfully lead the rapidly growing organization.
SHANE LAPLANTE VICE PRESIDENT, SALES & MARKETING
LaPlante has 30 years in aviation working at industry-shaping organizations like Lockheed Martin, McDonnell Douglas, Honeywell, and L3 Harris Technologies. In his prior role, as the Vice President Aftermarket Sales and Marketing for L3 Harris Technologies, LaPlante managed the sector aftermarket sales organization and integration of the sales and marketing team of a company acquisition to provide Flight Data Management (FDM) solutions. LaPlante holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University and a Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix.
BEHLUL POONAWALLA VP PRODUCT & SERVICES
Poonawalla has over 10 years of design, manufacturing, and integration experience in the aerospace industry. He previously held engineering positions at FreeFlight Systems including the Engineering Manager, Sr. Developmental Engineer, and Director of Engineering. Poonawalla holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering from Pune University in India, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from Ohio University.
MORGAN BRANUM DIRECTOR OF ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, HR, COMPLIANCE
Fresh to the aerospace industry, Branum has been the Director of Organizational Development, HR, and Compliance since 2020. Branum graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management from Tarleton State University and is presently pursuing a Dual Master of Arts in Human Resources Development and Human Resources Management from Webster University. She has spent 15 years at the Walt Disney World Resort responsible for training, development, and local HR matters whilst running retail operations.