Jim Garland – President
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.
PJ Maher – Vice President
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.
Pat Harirari, CPA, CGMA – Controller
Aviation has always been a passion of mine. When the opportunity came to join a premier aviation company, I was really excited to take it. I joined the magnificent Sharp Details team in December, 2017. I am learning quite a lot about aircrafts and serving our customers. I started my career in accounting at Ernst & Young in Zimbabwe and Botswana. I have also worked as a contractor in London, United Kingdom, Montreal, Quebec in financial services. In the US, I have worked in audit with RSM and held accounting roles at Adventist Healthcare and National Council for Behavioral Health. I enjoy watching soccer, supporting my team, the “Gooners” at my local pub with my wife and two sons.
Dave Carmichael – Director of Safety and Compliance
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.
Tammy Baptista – HR Director
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.
James McNeill – Regional VP
I joined the Sharp details team at the end of 2017. Previously I had been on the FBO side of the general aviation business for over 25 years. Nine years with Exxon in the Avitat network in Canada, starting in line service and working my way up through the management structure. Sixteen years with Landmark Aviation, first as the GM of the Dulles location and then as a Regional Vice President overseeing 16 locations on the east coast. I am extremely customer service driven and working for Sharp Details is a perfect fit for that passion. The team that I am fortunate enough to work with at Sharp Details has that same passion and more. Their drive for complete customer satisfaction is second to none. Outside of work, I love spending time with my wife Shannon and our beautiful teenage daughter Isabella. Travel, sports cars and golf are my obsessions and I am always on the hunt for a classic car at a great price, as well as a round of golf with my daughter who is on the girls’ varsity golf team at her school... she keeps me on my toes whenever we play.
Bryan Langfeldt - Regional VP
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.
Carmen Silva – Office Manager, Dulles, Virginia
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.
Renee Holtzer - Executive Assistant
I've worked virtually, part-time, for the past 23 years in an effort to be both stay-at-home-mother and contributing partner in my 28 year (and counting) marriage, to my best friend John. Now that our children are grown, one a Mechanical Engineer and the other finishing his college career in CAD Design, I'm thrilled to be working full-time, still virtually, as part of the Executive Management Team of Sharp Details. Working directly for the President, Jim Garland, has been an honor. The Core Values of Family, Advocacy, Integrity, Respect and Quality of work are not just a saying, they truly are the principles we follow to approach our work. I look forward to developing my role as the company continues to grow.
Janet Carbajal – Site Manager, Building Services
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.
Stephen Abdella – Site Manager Gulfstream Aerospace Savannah and Brunswick, GA
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!
Christopher Allen – Site Manager, Dallas, Texas
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.
Bill Dale – Site Manager, RIC (Richmond International Airport, Richmond, VA)
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.
Claudio Prolo – Site Manager Delaware and Pennsylvania
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!”
Bee Somphone – Site Manager, Virginia
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.
Charlton Resurreccion – Site Manager, Florida
I started my career in aviation in 1997 and never looked back. I have gained an enormous amount of experience in operations, safety and customer service in 20 years of working in the Airline Industry, Air Cargo & General Aviation. I joined Sharp Details in 2017 as an Operations Manager for Florida. Not long after, I've been reassigned as the Florida Site Manager. I'm very excited to be a part of an Industry leading company who's not only focused on customer service excellence but also just as committed to the safety of the aircraft and all the people involved. Additionally, I'm glad to work with an amazing staff of exceptional people that are equally motivated and share the same core values. I'm also a proud father of three and married to my lovely wife Erika who continually supports me in every which way.
Jake Lawrence - SAV Operations Manager
I began my career in aviation in 2009 and quickly realized that I had found the career path I wanted to follow. I started my career as an Aircraft Detailer in the Savannah Service Center. As I progressed through various Quality Control and leadership positions over the years, my ultimate goal was to manage the SAV Service detailing crew. That dream became a reality when I joined the Sharp Details family in 2015. Since joining the "Green-Team" I've experienced tremendous growth both personally and professionally that I never imagined I could gain from a company. I take pride in providing individuals with the knowledge and confidence to have a positive impact on others each and every day. I look forward to continuing to grow with the best company in the industry. When I'm not working or watching my beloved Dallas Cowboys lose in heartbreaking fashion week after week, I spend my time raising my two incredible children, Khloe and Dallas, with my beautiful wife, Melissa.
Navor Soto – Service Hub Manager - Dallas, TX
I began working in aviation right after 9/11 in Ft. Lauderdale Florida. I started out in the industry cleaning exteriors and then moving into completion with a focus on interior refurbishing. My passion for the industry shows in my commitment to work and dedication in building a career in the industry. I joined Sharp Details in 2015 as a Site Manager responsible for operations in Dallas, TX. I have loved working in aviation since the beginning, and it has taken me all over the world cleaning aircrafts.
Logan Turner - Brunswick Site Manager
My journey with sharp details began in April of 2014. I started off working in the completions center at Gulfstream on brand new G550’s. Shortly after starting there our team had the opportunity to move into the service center side of the operation. With that opening up I was striven to gain more recognition with the company, and become more than just a detailer. I took a lead position working closely with our team members as well as with Gulfstream, building a relationship that would expand our operation even more. We now operate out of 3 Gulfstream hangars - Brunswick, Service Center Aircrafts and Production Aircrafts. My passion for the work we perform on a daily basis can be defined from our company values Family, Advocacy, Integrity, Respect, and Quality of work. Without these values we wouldn’t be the company we are today!
James Armour - ATW Gulfstream Site Manager
I've been with Sharp Details since 2017 and really appreciate the management team support and care they give to their employees and customers. When you have a great management team the customers take notice and trust me, they have! I have over 20 years of management experience working as a Chef and various other aircraft management positions. My focus is giving our customers the best service possible and teaching my crew to enjoy the positive results that come from great work. In my free time I like to cook, hike, kayaking and watching my child’s sporting events.
Hugo Cortes - Area Manager
Aviation has always been a part of my life and I am grateful to share the same passion with everyone at Sharp Details. I joined Sharp Details in May 2018 after 11 years as Regional Account Manager for Universal Weather and Aviation. Prior to Universal Weather, I worked 7 years in the FBO / Charter industry where I was fortunate to learn the full scope of the General Aviation Industry by working my way up from Customer Service Representative to managing the Customer Service and Charter departments for Miami Executive Aviation at KOPF. I am an Embry Riddle graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics and an advocate for General Aviation by playing an active role in different non-profit organizations.
Helping others achieve their true potential has always been my primary focus; that is why joining Sharp Details, the best company in the industry, is a perfect fit.
Outside of work, I enjoy spending quality time with my amazing wife, Ana Maria and the best kids a parent could ask for. Cycling (mountain bike and road bike), cooking, and watching worldwide soccer (HALA Madrid !!!!!) is what I love to do in my spare time...
Have recently joined the management team
Bios coming soon.
Albert "JR" Concepcion