MEET OUR TEAM

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Peter (Pete) McKernan
Senior Vice President of Parts and Component Repair

Pete oversees business and strategic development at Avant Aerospace. Mr. McKernan has over 35 years of aviation experience working at Cessna/Textron, holding various roles including Business leader for ProAdvantage programs, Director of Aftermarket Finance and Vice President, Parts and Programs. During his time at Cessna/Textron, he was responsible for leading organizations in sales, distribution, warranty administration, pricing, and supplier management.

John Hardy

John Hardy
Director of Avant Aerospace

Jay Roever

Jay Roever
Sales Manager

Jay oversees the parts sales groups in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX, East Alton, IL and Grand Junction, CO. Mr. Roever has 36 years of aviation experience in previous positions with AVMATS, West Star Aviation, and Falcon Jet.

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Dave Chirco
Account Executive

Dave is responsible for daily client requests and correspondence.  Mr. Chirco has worked for Dassault Falcon as a Senior Account Representative and brings over 20 years of Falcon and industry knowledge to the company.

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Amanda LaFrenierre
Account Executive (GJT)

 

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Danny Hoosier
Materials Manager

Danny manages Avant’s materials and daily operations. Mr. Hoosier’s background includes over 38 years of experience in materials and procurement at Midcoast Aviation/Jet Aviation.

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Ryan LeVan
Buyer & Materials Administrator

Ryan is responsible for Avant’s procurement – including its extensive Rotable pool – and warehouse functions.

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Brandon Atkinson
Shipping and Receiving Clerk

Brandon is responsible for all aspects of Warehousing, Inventory Count, Packaging, Shipping, and Receiving.

Stephanie Simpson

Stephanie Simpson
Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Stephanie oversees Avant’s customer service and office management. Mrs. Simpson’s prior experience includes 18 years at The Home Depot, as a Bookkeeper/Computer Room Lead, as well as a Return Goods Administrator.

Laura Strauss
Marketing Manager

Laura handles Avant’s Marketing and Communications endeavors.

Jason McNutt

Jason McNutt
Inside Parts Sales Representative

Jason handles parts sales in Grand Junction, CO.

Scott Schultz
Inside Parts Sales Representative

Patrick Wilke

Patrick Wilke
Inside Parts Sales Representative

John Vogel
Inside Parts Sales Representative

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Leo Larrondo
Avionics Parts Sales