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.


Rusty Von Querner - Director

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.

Rusty is now the Director of PPI Technical Services and will continue to lead this business into the future.

Daniel Tarin - Senior Principal Metrologist

Daniel Tarin joined the United States Air Force in 2006 as an PMEL technician. He brings an extensive maintenance background specializing in HF/Microwave and avionics

During his tenure he became a PMEL Craftsman and Qualified TODO. During his military career while at the Ramstein, AFB Germany Daniel also contributed in the development of advanced automation calibration software and advanced the first Wireless communication system for flight-line maintenance. He also contributed to FMS in PMEL by engaging in equipment sales with hands on training for advanced systems with partner nations. Daniel has a wide range of experience from mechanics, BMET and maintenance, fixed wing and rotary wing avionics system, troubleshooting on aircraft calibrated systems.

In 2018 Daniel continued his development in civilian Metrology and became an metrology Market manager for the west coast. In 2019 he advanced his career as a Lead Engineer Technician in Bio-technology. He has taught Metrology technicians, avionics technicians and engineers on Metrology principles and advanced theory of calibration and electronics maintenance, repair and troubleshooting.

Jeremy Callaghan - Project Manager

Jeremy Callaghan joined the United States Air Force in September 2009, as a Security Forces apprentice.

He volunteered to deploy just two months after arriving at his first duty station. Once he returned, he was entrusted to advise Commanders as the Unit Training Manager where he oversaw 144 personnel training records and upgrade training. Jeremy then moved on to leading and directing Airmen in a high-stress no-fail mission for the Nuclear Enterprise, overseeing the Weapons Storage Area. His team expertly navigated stressful Nuclear Surety Inspections passing all aspects.

Jeremy soon after cross-trained into becoming a K-9 Handler. During his time as a handler, he deployed to the Middle East three times supporting various explosive detection missions. These missions centered on locating various Homemade Explosives and Improvised Explosive Devices with his K-9 Partner. In addition, he also augmented the United States Secret Service for protection details for various leaders both in country and internationally.

Jeremy moved up the ladder quickly, becoming a Trainer and Kennel Master in just four years. Before Jeremy separated from the service, he completed his Bachelor’s Degree and was selected to oversee the United States Air Force Central Command, as the Military Working Dog Program Manager.

In this role, he oversaw work centers in nine countries and over 50 personnel. He was directly responsible for policy development, manpower and communicating needs to higher headquarters. Additionally, he was responsible for all logistics deploying and re-deploying handlers back home. He oversaw Liaisons in four countries, successfully completed over 130 movements around the world, on time.

Jeremy is now the Project Manager for PPI Technical Services.

Tony Payne - Global Training Program Specialist

Tony Payne began his career in aviation as a P-3 Flight Engineer for the United States Navy, out of Kaneohe Bay, HI.

During his tenure from 2009 to 2015, he was awarded two Air Medals in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and flew 58 combat missions. With over 2,000 hours of experience in-flight monitoring of complex aircraft systems, Tony earned his Functional Check Flight (FCF) qualification to help support his squadron in bringing mission-critical aircraft up safe for flight.

In 2015, Tony attended the University of Texas at Austin, earning his Bachelor of Science in Advertising and Marketing. While earning his degree, Tony worked as a Leasing Consultant for a Multifamily Property Management company and aided in the development of new compliance procedures for local assets.

After graduating UT with honors in 2019, Tony applied his project management skills as a Client Success Manager for a marketing startup company, allowing him the opportunity to craft new bulk project guidelines and instructions to help reduce turnaround time. In his collateral duties, Tony chaired a business strategy committee tasked with shaping company operations including the evaluation of current policy and procedures and crafting ideal training programs for each position.