Defense and industry leaders

PPI Technical Services is a company of defense and industry leaders. Our team is made up of former military technicians and leaders as well as accomplished business managers across the globe. The combined experience and success of PPI Technical Services’ managers gives our customers confidence and the trust they deserve to deliver the results they expect.

Rob Walker - Vice President/General Manager

Rob is considered to be an expert on C-130 aircraft systems and an authority on 54H60 propellers and T-56 power plant troubleshooting.

Rob Walker joined the United States Marine Corps in 1988 as an aircraft mechanic for the KC/C-130. He has an extensive maintenance background specializing in 54H60 propellers and T-56 power plants. Rob has a wide range of experience from flight line operations and maintenance, system and component troubleshooting, on aircraft repairs, and in the shop maintenance. During his tenure he became a quality assurance inspector/manager for the 54H60 propellers and T-56 power plants.

In 1996 Rob continued his development in aviation and became a qualified KC/C-130 Flight Engineer and went on to become a Flight Engineer instructor and flight simulator instructor. He has attained over 10,000 flight hours and held qualifications as High/Low power Turn-up and Taxi pilot designations. As an instructor, he has taught countless students on component location, theory of operation, maintenance and repairs, and troubleshooting. Rob is considered to be an expert on C-130 aircraft systems and an authority on 54H60 propellers and T-56 power plant troubleshooting.

In April of 2008 Rob retired from the Marine Corps with twenty years of hands-on aviation maintenance and flight operations experience. Rob joined Pacific Propeller International LLC in 2009 as the Training Manager. He has developed a new training series for the 54H60 propeller systems and is actively developing a new curriculum for the other propeller systems that PPI supports.

December, 2012, Rob became the Director of PPI Technical Services. PPI Technical Services is a new division of PPI offering a wide variety of training and support services for propeller aircraft operators. Rob was promoted to his current position, Vice President/General Manager, of PPI Technical Services in November, 2015.

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Jared Flynn - Operations Manager

Jared has extensive knowledge as a Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) on P-3C aircraft systems and a subject matter expert on 54H60 propellers and T-56 power plant troubleshooting.

Jared Flynn joined the United States Navy in 2001 as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate for the SH-60B. He has an extensive maintenance background in Naval Aviation. Jared has a wide range of experience from flight line/flight deck operations and maintenance, system and component troubleshooting, on aircraft repairs, and shop maintenance. During his tenure he became a collateral duty inspector for five different work centers, recovery assist and traverse (RAST) operator, plane captain, and flight deck director.

In 2006 Jared continued his career in aviation and became a qualified P-3C Flight Engineer (FE) and went on to become an Instructor Flight Engineer (IFE). He has attained over 2,000 flight hours and held qualifications as High/Low power Turn-up and Functional Check Flight FE. As an instructor he has taught countless flight engineer upgraders and pilots on component location, theory of operation, maintenance and repairs, and troubleshooting. Jared has extensive knowledge as a Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) on P-3C aircraft systems and a subject matter expert on 54H60 propellers and T-56 power plant troubleshooting.

Jared concluded his military service with VP-30 Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS) “The Pro’s Nest” as a flight engineer aboard the mighty P-3C. While at the FRS Jared trained extensively with some of the most highly skilled flight engineer’s in the United States Navy, as well as instructed the new-comer flight engineer trainees.

In 2012 Jared completed his service in the United States Navy with eleven years of hands-on aviation maintenance and flight operations experience.

Jared joined PPI Technical Services LLC in 2012 as a Training Coordinator. He has continued to develop the training series for the 54H60 propeller systems and is actively coordinating a curriculum for the expansion of PPITS training in the aviation field to include Structures, NDI, and Hydraulics.

Jared is currently enrolled at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and should complete his BS in Aeronautical Sciences sometime next year. He plans to continue with his Master’s program in Business Management at Embry Riddle.

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Rusty Von Querner - Project Manager

VP-30 Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS) “The Pro’s Nest” he served as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Flight Engineer and was part of Air Demonstration Team

Rusty Von Querner joined the United States Navy in 1992 as an Aviation Mechanist Mate for the P-3C Orion. He brings an extensive maintenance background specializing in 54H60 propellers and T-56 power plants. During his tenure he became a Quality Assurance Representative (QAR) for all P-3C Orion aircraft systems and Plane Captain.

In 1996 Rusty continued his development in aviation and became a qualified P-3C Orion Flight Engineer and went on to become an Instructor Flight Engineer (IFE). He has attained over 7,000 flight hours and held qualifications as High/Low power Turn-up and Functional Check Flight Engineer. As an instructor he has taught countless upgrading Flight Engineers and Pilots on component location, theory of operation, maintenance and repairs, and troubleshooting.

During his military career while at the VP-30 Fleet Readiness Squadron (FRS) “The Pro’s Nest” he served as a Fleet Replacement Squadron Instructor Flight Engineer and was part of Air Demonstration Team performing over 40 air shows demonstrating the dynamic capabilities of the Mighty P-3C Orion. Rusty also extensively developed new curriculum for the Navy’s Fleet and FRS flight engineer training program leading to cutting edge training and instruction.

Rusty has a wide range of experience from flight line operations and maintenance, system and component troubleshooting, on aircraft repairs, and in the shop maintenance.

In 2012 Rusty retired from the Navy with twenty plus years of hands-on aviation maintenance and flight operations experience. Rusty joined PPI Technical Services LLC in 2012 as a Training Coordinator. He has continued to develop the training series for the 54H60 propeller systems and is actively coordinating a curriculum for the expansion of PPITS training in the aviation field to include Structures, NDI, and Hydraulics.

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Svetozar Gudovic - Senior International Project Manager

Responsible for managing a workforce of over 200 personnel located in two main stations and ten outstations around Indonesia, Philippines and South Korea. The team was tasked with the routine and preventative maintenance for more than 30 large aircraft fleet including 727, 737 series, MD-80 series, ATR 42/72 and Dornier 328 series aircraft.

Svetozar Gudovic “Guda” started his career in aviation as an aircraft mechanic in 1985 in Belgrade. In over thirty years of both hands-on and managerial experience in aircraft maintenance and MRO business, Guda has progressed rapidly, acquiring ICAO aircraft type licenses as well as Indonesian DGCA and JAR aircraft type rating certificates. He has worked in numerous countries around Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. His endeavors have taken him to the UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Egypt, Italy to name a few.

In 1993, he had settled in Indonesia, where he commenced his work as an AMEL Engineer, Instructor, and Inspector providing line and heavy maintenance for various airlines including Bouraq Airlines, Express Air, Star Air, Kartika Airlines, Sriwijaya Air, Riau Air and KalStar Airline. In 1998, he was promoted to Line Maintenance Manager for PT. Aero Nusantara Indonesia (PT. ANI) and by 2005 became the General Manager. He was responsible for managing a workforce of over 200 personnel located in two main stations and ten outstations around Indonesia, Philippines and South Korea. The team was tasked with the routine and preventative maintenance for more than 30 large aircraft fleet including 727, 737 series, MD-80 series, ATR 42/72 and Dornier 328 series aircraft.

While delivering tasks in high pressure and challenging work environments, his outstanding leadership skills led his team to consistently achieve above 99% for On Time Performance and Dispatch Reliability. Guda also started the Maintenance Control Centre (MCC) for 24/7 aircraft operation and maintenance monitoring for various airlines. He had attended trainings and workshops from Airbus, Boeing, EASA, DGCA, GMF, Alitalia and other.

Guda currently still resides with his family in Indonesia, and joined Pacific Propeller International LLC as an International Program Manager in 2013. Midway through fiscal year 2015 Guda transferred to PPI Technical Services LLC (PPITS), being awarded a promotion to Senior International Program Manager. Guda is a confident and multilingual communicator, capable of building rapport with colleagues, managers and third parties alike. He was awarded certification through PPITS’ 54H60 Propeller Training Program in 2014.

His efforts have spearheaded the establishment of a 54H60 Propeller Repair Shop, Electro Plating shop, NDI and Structure Repair Shop for Indonesian Air Force supported by US Government Foreign Military Sales (FMS) for C-130 aircraft maintenance capability improvement. Apart from day-to-day programs operations in the Indonesian Air Force Depot maintenance, Guda’s vital role is in improving maintenance capability for Indonesian Air Force and supporting a good cooperation between U.S Government, PPITS and Indonesian Air Force.

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