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Our Team

The AVITAS team is made up of personnel with a broad range of industry experience. Collectively, the group has worked for Commercial Airlines, Aerospace OEMs, Operating Lessors, MROs, and Major Industry Suppliers.  Our team have held senior management positions within the aviation industry with disciplines ranging from finance to marketing to operations to maintenance.

The depth of our knowledge is unsurpassed in the aviation consulting environment and thus represents our largest differentiator from other consultancies.  We are solutions based in our approach and have found that there is no substitute for industry experience.

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John Vitale

President & CEO

Prior to joining AVITAS in 1993, John was with McDonnell Douglas, participating in a broad range of marketing and financing activities. John is an ISTAT Certified Appraiser, currently serves on the Board of Directors of ISTAT and is a member of the Equipment Leasing Association’s Aviation Committee.

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Adam M. Pilarski Ph.D.

Senior Vice President

Adam joined AVITAS in 1997 after 17 years as an economist with Douglas Aircraft Company to oversee AVITAS’s valuation and consulting services.

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Douglas B. Kelly

Senior Vice President – Asset Valuation

Doug joined AVITAS in 1997 bringing 14 years of aviation experience. Doug is an ISTAT Certified Senior Appraiser.

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Rikard de Jounge

Vice President – Asset Valuation

Rikard joined AVITAS in July 2005 bringing a combined 17 years of experience in areas of business management, aircraft technical sales and airplane performance analysis. Rikard is an ISTAT certified appraiser.

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Michael J. Miller

Vice President - Valuation and Consulting

Mike rejoined AVITAS in 2010 bringing more than 30 years of industry experience. He is a current member of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Traders.

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Stephen R. Jarvis

Managing Director – AVITAS Europe

Steve joined AVITAS in 1998 to assume responsibility for all European operations for AVITAS.

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Bruce Burnett

Senior Vice President - Technical Services

Bruce joined AVITAS in 2013 bringing over 30 years of commercial aviation experience having held senior positions at Airbus, Boeing, United Airlines, America West Airlines, and US Airways. He also holds an Airline Transport Pilots License with flying experience on multiple commercial transport and general aviation aircraft.

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Tim Scott

Vice President - Technical Services

Tim joined AVITAS in January 2013 with 24 years in aviation.

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William Whelan

Senior Director – Technical Services

Bill joined AVITAS in 2004 bringing over 30 years of domestic and international aviation industry experience with major commercial airlines, original equipment manufactures (OEM) and maintenance repair organizations (MRO). He also holds an FAA Airframe and Powerplant License and an FCC General Radio License.

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Nelson Klug

Senior Director – Consulting

Nelson joined AVITAS in 2000 bringing 17 years of experience as an airplane performance engineer and senior sales analyst.

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Martin O’Hanrahan

Director – Asset Valuation, ISTAT Certified Appraiser

Martin joined AVITAS as Director – Asset Valuation in February 2000. His extensive knowledge and experience of the aviation business is apparent from his previous position as Editor-in-Chief at ITA Press, a biweekly aviation newsletter. He is fluent in French and is an ISTAT Certified Appraiser.