Cross Section of Atlas Employees

Cross Section of Atlas Employees

John (Jay) Breen
Jay has been part of the Atlas family since November of 2000. He began as an Aircraft Technician and is now an Inspector. Prior to joining our team, Jay served active duty with the US Air Force for 4 years, before committing to the USAF Air National Guard for 3 years. Jay’s education includes graduating from East Coast Aero Tech with his Airframe & Powerplant license, Pratt & Whitney and Pilatus training, and Rolls-Royce M250-B17 schooling. Jay lives with his fiancé, Karen, in Manchester, NH. They enjoy traveling, sports, and riding his Harley Davidson.

Joe Milano
Joe began working at Atlas Aircraft Center in April of 2002 as an Aircraft Technician, and is now the Maintenance Operations Resource Manager. Joe received his Airframe & Powerplant license in 1983 after graduating from East Coast Aero Tech. He has since completed Pratt & Whitney and Pilatus training. Before coming to AAC, Joe worked for Fern’s Flying Service for 3 years, then as a shift supervisor at Precision Airlines for 9 years, and also as an avionics installation manager with Stead Aviation/Wiggins Airways for 10 years. Joe and his wife Linda live in Dunbarton, NH. He enjoys target shooting, fishing, and ATV riding with his sons, Joey and Tony, and his stepson, Jeff.

Jon Hammond
Jon has worked for Atlas Aircraft Center since April of 2008 and has over 21 years of experience in the aviation maintenance industry. Jon graduated from East Coast Aero Tech and was a Navy-Aviation electrician’s mate. There, he learned sealed instrument repair and aircraft corrosion prevention and repair. He, too, has been trained through Pratt & Whitney and Pilatus schools. Jon, his wife Maggie, daughter Ashlyn, and son Samuel also live in Dunbarton, NH. In Jon’s spare time he enjoys ATVs, snowmobiling, welding, and carpentry.

Sonia Virgue
Sonia began her career at Atlas Aircraft Center in June 2007 as a Line Service Technician. After earning her Airframe & Powerplant certificate, Sonia became an Aircraft Technician, and later went on to assume the Quality Assurance Auditor position. In July of 2014 Sonia became the Director of Training for AAC. Sonia enjoys spending time with her husband Mike, son Drew, and their wide variety of pets, which includes a basset hound, horse, pony, and two cats. She has a great appreciation for nature and the outdoors, and loves to cook. Sonia is an avid equestrian, horse trainer, and photographer.

Don Horvath
Don started working for Atlas Aircraft Center in July of 2007 in the Parts Room. He currently resides in Nottingham, NH with his wife, Janet, and three children, Shane, Michaela, and Evan. An avid enthusiast of short track stock car racing, Don was an official flagger from 1987 until 2012, and worked at tracks from Maine to Florida.

Corey St. Pierre
Corey started with Atlas Aircraft Center in March 2013 as an Aircraft Technician, a position in which he truly excels. Home schooled from 5th grade through high school, Corey then attended the National Aviation Academy. Corey is from Oxford, Maine and enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, and playing the bagpipes.

Note: This article is displaying as it appeared in Volume 18 of our PlaneSense: Informational Quarterly newsletter.
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