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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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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