I have always been an entrepreneur. After graduating from Radford University in 1990 with a B.S. in Economics, I started my first business, Barnacle Jim’s Boat Service, which specialized in the cleaning and detailing of boats. The business transitioned quickly to auto detailing and then to aircraft cleaning by 1994. Changing the name to Sharp Details, I began to focus on growing the aviation side of my business. Known in the aviation industry as the premier company of its kind, Sharp Details now has over seventy employees operating in eight states from south Florida to Connecticut. Varying my business interests, I also speak, provide business consulting, and have been a regular guest lecturer at Georgetown University. In March of 2010, I published my first book, author, publishing his first book, The Practical Guide to Exceptional Living. I also serve on the board as the membership chairman for both the GWBAA (Greater Washington Business Aviation Association) and WAMA (Westchester Aviation Maintenance Association). I enjoy spending time with my wife and high school sweetheart, Carrie, and our four children, Bayley, Ellie, Jack, and Benjamin as well surfing and golfing regularly.
In July of 2006, I started with Sharp Details as the Operations Manager, taking on the role of managing all the day-to-day activity for the company. On a daily basis, I am involved with the streamlining of processes, product improvement, and maintaining the highest level of customer satisfaction. I was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2009. Prior to working for Sharp Details, I held a management position for 15 years for the United Parcel Service, working in several different departments throughout my career. Today, I have the privilege of working with some of the most highly skilled employees in the industry that continue to deliver the top standard in aviation cleaning. Aside from working, I enjoy coaching my son and daughter’s lacrosse and basketball teams and skiing and golfing with my family.
I have been with Sharp Details since 2001. I have over thirty years of experience as a Corporate Controller or Chief Financial Officer with companies including a wholesale distributor and a government contractor. During this time, I have been responsible for establishing accounting procedures, cash flow management, contract pricing proposals, negotiating and maintaining borrowing relationships with leading institutions, internal financial reporting, compliance with multi-state and federal agencies, and supervising accounting staffs of up to ten people. Aside from managing Sharp Details’ finances, I enjoy traveling.
I joined the Sharp Details team in 2017 after 32 years in the aviation maintenance, safety, and operations field, with the latter 22 years in positions such as Director of Maintenance, Safety Director, and Director of Flight Operations. I’m a licensed FAA A&P mechanic, a Flight Safety International Master Technician, and a formally trained safety manager and auditor with IS-BAO, BARS, HAI-MSS, ISO, and ARGUS auditor certifications. My greatest passion outside of work is spending time with my wife and our two grown boys and their families. I also enjoy surfing, home improvement projects, and tinkering with “our” (aka: my wife’s) 1971 Dodge Challenger. Originally drawn to Sharp Details by their tireless pursuit of excellence, I continue to be impressed by the exceptional people here, and the commitment to safety and quality at all levels of the organization. As we continue raising the bar higher than anyone else in our field, I’m privileged to have a primary role of effectively managing our SMS, and to foster an environment where all of our employees actively participate to help us continually improve the quality and safety of our product, our processes, and our customers’ satisfaction.
I have worked in the aviation industry since 2009 detailing and refurbishing aircraft. I joined Sharp Details Management Team in 2014 as the Southeast Regional Manager responsible for overall operations and business development. My passion and love of aircraft have driven me to grow and build a very successful career in aviation.Not many people get to say they have the chance to step inside a multi-million dollar aircraft on a daily basis. I still say I have one of the coolest jobs around. Sharp Details has changed the way I see aviation, Sharp Details is an industry leading company based on its philosophy’s, and techniques, and how we go about protecting our team, the aircraft, and our surroundings. I am very proud to be a member of this team.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my wife Nicki and our two beautiful sons.
Working in the private aviation and FBO business since 2008, my Operations Management experience has been honed working closely with our pilots/clients, and adhering to the foremost level of professionalism they require. When not overseeing the high standards set by Sharp Details, I enjoy Big 10 Football – Go Michigan Wolverines and closer to home, rooting for The Carolina Panthers. Coming to work for Sharp Details at their Savannah Location was a bit like coming home, originally hailing from Fort Stewart. I’m fortunate that weather here in the Southeast also lets me indulge in my other passion – golf!
For my entire adult life I have been detailing cars and motorcycles as both a hobby and a business and love all things mechanical. After 11 years of working in production with Pfizer I realized it was time for a change. I started with Sharp Details in March of 2007 and have fallen in love with the aviation industry. Polishing brightwork is my specialty and the great team that I lead, keeps customers coming back for more. My hobbies include detailing motorcycles, motorcycle riding, playing video games with my kids, remote control cars/trucks, bicycle riding with my family, going to zoos, aquariums, and amusement parks. I am blessed with two wonderful children (1-boy and 1-girl) whom I love with all my heart and would do anything to keep them smiling. I have also been married to my soul mate since 1998 and she supports me and gets me through each and every day.
I have been in the detailing industry since 1996, and have worked in aviation since 1999. Starting in aviation detailing as a service tech, I have moved my way up through the ranks as a lead tech, assistant manager, and currently work as a site manager for the IAD location in Virginia. In that time, I have learned how to speak to the aircraft, at least that’s what my team tells me. I just know how to treat the aircraft by just looking at and touching the plane. During my time with Sharp Details, my expertise has been making our clients smile when we are done with their aircraft. My hobbies include listening to music, playing games with my kids, and watching movies with my family. I’ve been married to my wife, Tanida, since 2003, and we have three wonderful children, Justin, Jaelynn, and Jordan.
I have been with Sharp Details since 2006, but have been in the building maintenance industry for over twenty years, coming from the Fairfax County Public School system as a building superintendent. My complete knowledge of building maintenance, years of experience in carpet cleaning, stripping and waxing floors, and my certification in wood and marble restoration has helped me keep my customers satisfied. I am a single mother of six wonderful kids. Kathy is an xray-tech, Miguel works for DC News channel 7, Natalie is a nurse at Children’s Hospital, my twins are attending West Point Academy and my youngest, Jennifer, is attending Radford University.
I came to the US in 2003 to spend the summer with family in Westchester, NY and I fell in love with this land. A few months later I found myself working in the construction field and going to ESL classes at night to learn the language. Two years later, with this goal achieved, I met my beautiful wife Karen and we have been blessed with two lovely girls, Paulina and Cristina, who we love very much. My story with the Sharp Details organization started back in 2010 when I decided to make a career change. Starting as Assistant Manager in the Westchester location, I gained a lot of experience and helped in the growth that site. A few years later, my family and I decided to make a big move to West Palm Beach Florida, where I transferred to our PBI location and continued to gain experience in the field and with the company, as Assistant Manager,. And now, most recently, as a promotion opportunity with Sharp Details became available, we moved once more, landing in Philadelphia, PA, where I hold the position of Site Manager. My whole family loves it here! I’m very excited to take Sharp Details as high as possible with my dedication and passion for what I do. After all, nothing makes me happier than being rewarded with the compliment, “Job well done! ”
I began flying lessons in 1972 while working at a small airport in Jeannette PA. In 1997 I graduated from Miami-Dade College where I earned a degree in Flight Engineering and Aviation Management. My career has spanned from line manager at CSX to Deputy Executive Director for Planning and Facilities Development for RIC. In 2000, I became the Manager of Highway Safety and Maintenance for the Pocahontas Parkway in Richmond VA. Since starting with Sharp Details in 2009 I have found it as close to working in a family business as can be. From the top down, we all have a respect for each other and honestly care about one another. At Sharp Details we all have this need to satisfy our customers and to “wow” the aviation world with our work. Married since 1990, my wife and I have two wonderful children and we enjoy boating, water skiing and show cars.
Originally from Chicago, the warmer weather and open skies have fueled my love for anything to do with the outdoors and Aviation. I began Detailing in 2010 while going to school to obtain my Associates Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Technology. I quickly realized that being around Aircraft and in the Aviation Atmosphere is exactly where I wanted to concentrate my career. Working my way up, I am now able to apply my more than 10 years experience to my role as Site Manager at our Dallas Love Field location. In my free time I love to indulge in my music hobby, but there is nothing better than being outdoors and spending time with my family –Wife; Helen, 2 sons; Elijah & Kalani, and my beautiful baby girl Bridget. I look forward to watching them grow, while striving to be the best I can be in my favorite field of interest – Aviation.
I was born in Laos and came to the United States when I was two years old. Growing up in a large and loving family, I am now the proud father of two wonderful kids of my own. My interests include sports, music, fishing, and camping with the kids. My short-term and long-term goals are the same; “Live life to the Fullest”, which includes my rewarding career as part of the Sharp Details Management Team.
I began my career in aviation in 2004 and quickly became fascinated with the Corporate Aviation side of the business. I have grown with the business aviation community, and it has shaped me into the person that I am today. Since beginning with Sharp Details in 2012, my background of Excellence in Customer Service has brought a new perspective to the company. I look forward to the direction that Sharp Details is taking, and I am excited to be growing with this side of the industry. My hobbies are going to the Movie Theater, Museums and summer music concerts with my daughter Marlene. I love cheering her on and motivating her when she is playing Soccer and Basketball, but most of all I have enjoyed the humbling experience of watching her grow into a beautiful and kind human being.
I joined Sharp Details as a direct employee in April, 2015 after previously managing Sharp Details Human Resources through an HR outsourcing firm from 2002 to 2013. The last 15 years of my career have been spent providing guidance and leadership to senior managers in start-up, growth and stable organizations. My broad experience includes, training and development, compensation, benefits administration, compliance, payroll, safety, policy design, employee relations and HRIS implementation.
Prior to joining Sharp Details, I was an HR Manager for a Professional Employer Organization for 13 years where I managed the regional office for North Virginia in support of more than 60 small business organizations. I have managed a staff of six HR professionals, developing my team and leading the growth of the organization through high level service standards. I also served as an HR Manager for Martin Brower Company and USIS specializing in Government Contracting HR Compliance.
I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Resource Management from Park University and I am a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. In my spare time I enjoy riding on the Harley with my husband Frank, boating and traveling.