Much of our leadership team has been together since the very beginning of the PlaneSense program. Counting several commercially rated pilots in our midst, we all believe in the relevance and value of the PlaneSense program as a practical, logical and sophisticated option for private flying.
George A. Antoniadis, is our President and CEO. Previously Mr. Antoniadis was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc. He created the PlaneSense fractional ownership program in 1996. As an instrument-rated commercial pilot Mr. Antoniadis frequently flies one of the company’s PC-12s as well as a turbine conversion Beechcraft Bonanza. He enjoys involvement with several charitable organizations as a member of the Board of Directors of Air Charter Safety Foundation, National Air Transportation Association Fractional Ownership Council, New England Baptist Hospital, the Aero Club of New England and a Trustee of Anatolia College in Greece. His educational background includes a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. As a Greek native, who chose to make America his home with his wife and daughter, Mr. Antoniadis is often crossing the Atlantic to stay close to his extended family.
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Jim Paradis is our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer and has been part of our team since December 1998. A certified public accountant as well as a private pilot, he brings 27 years of accounting and tax experience to the business. Prior to joining us, he was a partner in a local CPA firm that provided a wide variety of business services including audits, business planning, federal, state, and local taxes, bank financing and consulting engagements to a diverse base of clients. While at a major national firm earlier in his career, he supported the financial needs of technology, publishing, and manufacturing and service companies throughout New England. Mr. Paradis received his B.S. in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He’s a big fan of motorcycling, skiing and golf whenever spare time allows. Recently emerging from three sets of college tuitions, he also really enjoys road trips with his wife.
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Todd Smith is Director of Airworthiness responsible for our operational infrastructure and the fleet of PC-12s in the PlaneSense program. Since graduating from the Riverside School of Aeronautics, Todd has held several 135 directors of maintenance positions and was chief inspector for a regional carrier. Todd started working with the PC-12 early on, completed one its first maintenance schools and has helped Pilatus with several product improvement programs. In his work with our team he launched what today is Atlas Aircraft Center, a dedicated, state-of-the art aviation facility to support the operational needs of the PlaneSense fractional aircraft ownership program. His passions outside of providing meticulous care for our fleet of PC-12s include downhill skiing when it’s cold out and getting out on the ocean in the summer. Aside from that, he and his wife are helping their three boys transition to post-college living.
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Robyn Moses-Harney is our VP of Human Resources. Prior to joining us, Robyn was Director of Human Resources for Vermillion, Inc. and earlier Souhegan Color, Inc. She has also supported the human resource and accounting needs of smaller companies in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts, giving her the unique experience and perspective of large, corporate as well as small, entrepreneurial business environments. Robyn began her career studying education at Boston College and has also participated in several Executive Development programs along the way. Outside of work she cherishes spending time with her husband, three adult children as well as their three precious dogs. She is also quite active in the National Alliance for Mental Illness and supports its activities through lectures at colleges, high schools, police departments and medical facilities.
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Gary Arber is our Vice President and General Counsel. Before joining us in-house, Gary practiced law for 28 years concentrating in aviation law, but also handling civil litigation, real estate transactions, zoning matters and legal services as a public defender. Responsible for risk management, he advises the company on compliance with governmental regulations. We benefit especially from Gary’s long-standing involvement in aviation, including, for example, his FAA-appointment to the Fractional Ownership Aviation Rulemaking Committee which drafted the regulations under which fractional ownership programs fly today and his work with the NBAA’s Regulatory Industry Advisory Group and Federal Excise Tax Working Group. With a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandeis University and a law degree from Case-Western Reserve University School of Law, he is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. He holds a Commercial Pilot Certificate with Single Engine Land and Instrument-Airplane ratings. He enjoys day trips with his family and friends in his 1974 Piper Arrow II.
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Lorri Badolato joined us as Deputy General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in 2007. She came “in house” after years of service to our team while in private practice. Her experience includes aviation law and handling civil litigation matters, as well as aircraft, real estate and business transactions. Lorri supports the fractional share sale process, advises the company on employer-employee relations, and is responsible for governmental regulatory compliance as well as risk management. She also co-manages the sales team with Mike Baur. With a business degree from Boston University and a law degree from the Suffolk University School of Law, she is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. She is also a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association, the Lawyer-Pilot Bar Association and the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association. Lorri holds a private pilot certificate and enjoys flying, gardening, fitness training as well as supporting the efforts of animal protection organizations.
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Mike Baur is Director of Business Development & Corporate Strategy, shares management responsibility for the Sales team with Lorri Badolato and has management responsibilities for the Flight Operations Center as well as for the Information Technology department. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Management and an MBA from Ohio State University. During his 14 years at NetJets he had managerial oversight of scheduling, flight management and owner services of an 80 aircraft fleet. He also supported the Office of the Chairman with strategic planning, labor contract negotiations and international expansion. Just before he joined our team, Mike led business model development, customer service, engine and airframe support negotiations and facility planning for an air taxi start-up. As one of our leading experts on private aviation, he ensures that the PlaneSense® program and our organization continue to deliver excellent value and service to our shareowners. Mike lives in Portsmouth with his wife Kate and their dog Lucky (who is better known in town then they are).
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Danielle McPheters serves as Contract Manager in support of the PlaneSense program. Danielle joined the company in early 2007 as an Owner Services Representative. Her eagerness to ensure that a share owner in the PlaneSense program receives the highest level of service possible brought her up through the ranks to Owner Services Supervisor and then on to Contract Manager in late 2008. Employing the experience and knowledge from her degree in Business Management earned at the University of Maine and her work with the PlaneSense Owner Services team, she now supports our clients’ needs throughout the life of their contract. Outside of the office Danielle has a sweet spot for live music, fabulous cuisine and yoga. Having welcomed her first child, a son, in May of 2010, she now enjoys time with her new family and takes frequent trips to visit with her extended family and friends in her hometown in northern Maine.
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Chip Jarry has been advising prospective owners about the PlaneSense® program since 2000 and, when it makes sense, helps them take fractional ownership in a PC-12 to address their private flying needs. Born in Wichita, aviation is in his blood. Following his Bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Delaware, Chip quickly became an instrument-rated commercial pilot. He loves his work for the PlaneSense program because he consistently gets positive feedback and new customer referrals from share owners. To him it’s a reflection of a company that has the resources and corporate philosophy to deliver what it promises. When he’s not helping prospective share owners get to know the PlaneSense program, and when he’s not spending time with his wife and two kids, Chip can be found officiating college lacrosse, driving his 911 at Porsche track weekends, saltwater fishing, playing hockey or playing drums in his church band.
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Nick Carter has been representing the PlaneSense program going on 13 years. A graduate of Columbia University with a wide range of experience from working with entrepreneurs, senior corporate executives, venture capitalists as well as private high-net worth people. He focuses on leveraging his knowledge and experience to understand his customers and develop very specific solutions for their private flying needs. His 20 year-old daughter attends George Washington University while his son is about to graduate from Landmark School in MA. They are the center of his life when he’s not helping his clients support their private flying needs. He has also been involved in fundraising, politics in New Jersey, and has been a professional photographer. In his free time Nick likes to travel, or simply walk the beach. He likes how it stimulates and enriches his mind and soul.
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Josh Kneifel brings to our team 15 years of aviation industry experience with a strong sales, marketing and customer service background. His experience was built with companies such as Continental Airlines, Cessna Aircraft Company and Rolls-Royce. He is a commercial, multi-engine rated pilot and has held positions as a flight instructor, regional airline pilot and aircraft sales manager. This breadth of knowledge and experience has translated into many happy aircraft owners. He grew up in the Chicago area and has lived in Carmel, Indiana since 1994. Josh is married with two children and enjoys spending his time outdoors, especially while playing golf.
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Jim Sherman brings a thorough understanding and passion for aviation to his presentation of flying options for his customers, and has been doing so for over twenty years. He also provides a unique perspective on our company as most of his career has been spent working with owners of whole aircraft. In fact, as a pilot, Jim has amassed over 6,500 flight hours while demonstrating aircraft to buyers across the nation. A native to the New England area and currently residing in Dallas, Texas, he enjoys flying (naturally), modifying cars and golfing regularly.
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