Management Team

 

matt_bosco 

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Owner

Professional award-winning aircraft sales and acquisition services career began as Beech Aircraft Rookie of the Year, many years ago. He has been instrumental in developing customer service focused organizations and innovative marketing ideas. Previously served on the Board of Directors for a well-established general aviation company. Aircraft sales and management services with 500 transactions. Have developed a very loyal customer base; with experience in jet, turboprop and piston aircraft. Most recently served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the independent West Coast Beechcraft sales and service center. Airline Transport Pilot with multiple type-ratings.

 

dan_kimmel

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Owner

More than 15 years of professional experience in the aviation industry, with many more as a pilot and enthusiast. Experience includes a management background with both avionics and aircraft OEM's. The last ten years have focused on representing high end corporate and general aviation aircraft including new Raytheon/Beechcraft products. Pilot qualifications include multiple type ratings and ATP experience from pistons to mid size jets.

 

Artisha Dillon

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Manager - Administration and Client Relations
Artisha joined our team in 2012.  She is responsible for corporate accounting and managed aircraft financial reporting as well as, aircraft sales documentation. Artisha is committed to providing clients with exceptional customer service. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Phoenix.  Also a real estate agent, Artisha is well-versed in the intricacies of documentation, insurance, title and escrow and finance.

 

scott_malandrone

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Chief Pilot

Scott Malandrone is an Airline Transport Pilot and holds Multi-Engine Instrument, Commercial Pilot Single Engine Land, and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI) ratings. He is also type rated in the King Air 300/350. As a key member of the Axis Jet team, Scott is responsible for many aspects of the management program including assisting in crew training and oversight. He also serves as a pilot for the Axis Jet fleet and takes pride in every detail related to each flight. He spent several years in the publishing industry writing about his secondary passion, music, before becoming a CFI full-time, which eventually led to flying King Airs under Part 135 air charter.

 

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Gary Carlson
Assistant Chief Pilot
Gary Carlson is responsible for pilots assigned to Axis Jet aircraft, and assists in training and flight standards. Having flown with the company since 2007, Carlson is an Airline Transport Pilot and holds Multi-Engine Instrument, Commercial Pilot Single Engine Land, and Certified Flight Instructor (CFI, CFII, MEI) ratings. He is also type rated in the King Air 300/350. In the Air Force he served as a Lieutenant Colonel and flew F-16s and T-37s. As a key member of the Axis Jet team, he also serves as a pilot for the Axis Jet fleet and takes pride in every detail related to each flight.

anisa_villalobos

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Dispatch Manager

As Dispatch Manager, Anisa helped develop and refine a customer service dispatch system that has been instrumental in our success. She manages day-to-day operations of the Axis Jet flight dispatch center based at the company's headquarters. Anisa is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University earning a BS degree in Professional Aeronautics. She is a commercial, instrument-rated pilot with more than 350 hours total time. As a dispatcher for Axis Jet, Anisa says the customer service aspect of her job is what she enjoys most. "Being a dispatcher, I am able to communicate with everyone that brings a trip together, from fuelers to pilots passengers," she said. "I enjoy seeing all the pieces fall into place."

 

steve_costarella_

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Dispatch and Customer Service

Steve fell in love with flying as a young passenger. His family encouraged travel, visiting 28 countries outside of the United States before he was 21. He completed his pilot's certificate in 1993 and graduated San Jose State University with a BS in Aviation Operations and a double minor in Business and Science in 1996. His career has touched many aspects of aviation including positions with the commercial airlines, freight operators, fixed base operations, charter and even a brief period with the TSA. He joined Axis Jet in 2005 and has since become an integral part of our dispatch and customer service team.

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Bud Ackerman
Sales Director
While attending Arizona State University, Bud held down positions in flight instructing and flying charter throughout the state.. After graduating with a BS degree in Aviation Technology he landed with Cessna Aircraft Company in Wichita, Kansas as part of their Red Carpet Training team. Responsible for ground and flight training of Cessna's most valued multi-engine customers he gained experience in providing the highest level of customer service in the industry. Following his stint in Wichita he joined a family business and moved to Sacramento. Over the past 30+ years he has founded successful companies in computer sales and commercial real estate while pursuing his flying passion. His experience gives him a unique insight into aviation sales both from a customer perspective and an industry perspective. Bud holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate and is multi-engine rated with more than 1800 hours of flying time.