CEO & PRESIDENT
Joe has over 35 years of experience in the aviation industry and is a commercially-rated pilot with over 4,000 hours of flight experience. He started his career as a salesman and demo pilot for the Cessna Aircraft dealer organization. In 1977, Joe founded American Air Services, which was acquired by NetJets in 1987 and renamed Executive Jet Management (EJM). Joe remained President and CEO of EJM following the acquisition, and in 1992 he was named President of NetJets. After leaving NetJets in 1995, he founded ARGUS International, Inc. Under Joe’s leadership, ARGUS has seen rapid growth in the business aviation, rotor wing, air carrier and UAS aviation segments.
Joe is the founder and president of ARGUS International, Inc.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Captain Bill Yantiss completed a 20-year US Air Force career training pilots in the T-38, F-4D/E, F-5E, and F-15A/B. Following retirement, he gained experience in the Corporate Aviation community flying Beech King Air and Lear 35 aircraft. He joined United Airlines as a Pilot Instructor in 1989 and was quickly promoted to Department Manager. During his 20-year career at United he was responsible for developing Safety, Security, Quality, and Environmental programs and management systems. During this period, he maintained currency as a B737, B757, and B767 Captain. Bill also implemented a United Express audit program that expanded to include all 55+ international code share airlines. He developed the Star Alliance safety audit program that became the global standard for safety auditing systems. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) assumed sponsorship of this concept and expanded it globally. As the program evolved, Bill became a leader in the development of the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) program that has evolved into the “gold standard” for airline safety certification. Captain Yantiss has conducted over 75 audits of international carriers, recommending them for IOSA registration.
Bill retired from United as the Vice President – Corporate Safety, Security, Quality, and Environment. Captain Yantiss is an IOSA and IS-BAO Auditor, a BARS auditor, an ISO 9000 Certified Quality Auditor, a Certified Quality Manager of Organizational Excellence by the American Society for Quality, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a graduate of the USC Aviation Safety School of Engineering. He received a B.S. in Environmental Biology from Butler University and an MBA from Golden Gate University.
EVP, ARGUS PROS
Terry has over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry, and is currently responsible for auditing quality and standardization, and ensuring all training provided by ARGUS PROS meets IATA standards. He sees to the oversight of all ARGUS audits and has first-hand knowledge of airline and business aviation Safety Management Systems (SMS) practices. His experience spans supervision and participation in business operator audits, with an emphasis in the area of SMS.
Terry’s balanced experience in business aviation and air carrier operations creates an impressive compilation. Terry has a military background with the U.S. Coast Guard and Air National Guard and was an instructor for United Airlines and instructed B-737 systems for flight crews and Safety Orientation for new employees. Also while at United Airlines, he was a Flight Safety Investigator and developed and managed the codeshare auditing programs for United Express and the Star Alliance before assisting in the development of the IATA Operational Safety Audit and eventual accreditation as an IATA Audit Organization. He has instructed and coached SMS principles worldwide and provides instruction in the IOSA (IATA Operational Safety Audit) Lead Auditor Training Course and the ARGUS PROs Aviation Lead Auditor Training Course.
JR has over 41 years of experience in flight operations management, flight training development and aviation safety management systems. JR was hired as a flight officer for United Airlines in 1979. JR served in various leadership roles at UAL, including Chief Pilot, Fleet Captain (B737, B777, and B747 fleets), and Manager of UAL’s Flight Safety Programs.
In addition to accumulating more than 28,000 hours of flying experience, JR’s career includes an extensive background in business aviation, where he served as Chief Pilot for a corporate flight department operating HS-125 and BAC 1-11 aircraft..
JR is a member of the NBAA Safety Committee and an accredited IS-BAO auditor, IOSA auditor and Air Charter Safety Foundation auditor.
JR holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Aviation Management from Parks College of St. Louis University.
VP-Interim, Market Intelligence
VP, APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT
VP, HELICOPTER AVIATION & UAS SERVICES
VP, FACILITATION SERVICES
VP, ARGUS PRISM BUSINESS AVIATION
VP, AIR CARRIER SERVICES
VP, ARGUS PROS BUSINESS AVIATION
Human Resouces & Accounting Manager
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, TEMPORARY
As a member of the Canadian Armed Forces from 1978 to 1998, he was employed as an aircraft mechanic and flight engineer. Experience was acquired on helicopter models B205, S61, B412, aircraft CT114, and Lockheed P3C Orion. For a period of six years as a flight engineer on helicopters, he was assigned to different Search and Rescue units throughout Canada.
In 1998 he started his commercial career and joined Air Transat as a flight engineer/mechanic on the Lockheed L1011 and completed the AME Aircraft Mechanic license). From October 2001 to June 2002, he worked as a helicopter mechanic with Canadian Helicopters and in October 2002, accepted the position of production manager/lead mechanic with Helicopter Transport Services (Canada Inc.). In 2005, he was appointed as the Director of Maintenance and during that time, implemented a Maintenance Policy Manual, a Maintenance Control Manual, and a Quality Assurance Policy. Also, during that period, he participated in the implementation of the Safety Management System for the organization all the while pursuing his A&P mechanic certification. In October 2012, he joined as a member of SGS Aviation Compliance as an Aviation Advisor performing aviation safety assessments and audits. Since then, he completed the ISO9001:2008 lead auditor qualification and BARS Audit lead/auditor provided by Flight Safety Foundation holding Operations / Maintenance qualifications as well as an IS-BAO Auditor accreditation with Operations / Maintenance for Fixed / Rotary wing qualifications.
In his career, he gained extensive experience with helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. He currently holds a Canadian AME M2 license, a flight engineer license, and an American A&P license. And has gained experience and understanding of aviation operations in the commercial helicopter and business aviation environment as part of the management team. Since working as an Advisor he has conducted more than 350 assessments/audits/inspections in charter, business and commercial aviation.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER / AVIATION ADVISOR
An Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with over 25 years of experience in aviation, with both fixed and rotary wing maintenance and flight operations. He served in various roles such as a Licensed Maintenance Engineer, Quality Inspector for aircraft manufacturers, Product Support Engineer for helicopter manufacturers, and Chief Engineer for helicopter operators. His most recent position prior to joining SGS Aviation Compliance was as the Director of Operational Safety and Quality Assurance for the largest helicopter company in Canada where he oversaw Safety and Quality of operations of over 120 aircraft and 400 employees. He has experience implementing ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems and is a designated ISO9001 Lead auditor. He also holds the certification of a BARS Lead auditor when conducting audits on behalf of the Flight Safety Foundation. His interpersonal
skills have helped build relationships with a variety of Clients, OEMs, third-party vendors, and regulators and have facilitated safety initiatives on many fronts in the aviation industry. These relationships have expanded to tripartite discussions with airworthiness inspectors from the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Canada and have enhanced safety ventures amongst them.
Ron Campbell started his aviation maintenance training as an Avionics Engineering Technologist, he spent over a decade working as an avionics tech, apprentice AME and avionics manager on a wide variety of aircraft and helicopters. He then completed additional training and obtained Transport Canada Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License M1 & M2 and spent another decade working for airlines on Boeing and Airbus in both a mechanical and avionics capacity. Following this spent some time as a Quality Assurance Manager for a cargo airline before returning to college to obtain a certificate in Insurance and Risk Management. After a period of time as an Aviation Account Executive for a major Insurance Broker, he returned to quality and safety role with the SGS Aviation Compliance team as an Aviation Safety Advisor for a diverse client base completing safety audits on manned and unmanned aircraft service providers.
His technical background includes Boeing 737, 757 and 767, and Airbus 320 & 330 series aircraft. He is also an experienced training having developed and/or instructed aircraft technical courses, SMS, Human Factors, and regulatory compliance courses; and presented
at various trade conferences on developing RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) Operations, Manuals, and Implementing RPAS operations into commercial environments.
He completed training as AS9100 and IS-BAO Lead auditor and is a current Lead Auditor for the Flight Safety Foundation BARS program. He is also a certified RPAS Operator holding Unmanned Operator certificates from both Canada and the USA.
Commercial FW & RW Pilot, Bachelor in Aeronautical Administration, Master in Aeronautical Management, graduate in Operational Safety and Human Factors, Human Rights and International Law. Experience in the implementation of technical quality standards for companies in the aeronautical sector, Auditor, Consultor, and Advisor in management systems, safety, operational and maintenance processes, and training of technical staff. More than 20 years of experience working in several aeronautical sectors around the world.
Currently, Aviation Advisor for North America, based in Houston, Texas, USA. Responsibilities as Advisor, Auditor and Consultor in Safety and technical audits of charter operations, Helideck inspection and certification, Inspection of Airfields and Helicopter Landing Sites (HLS/Helipads), Friction Tests for Helidecks, Aircraft Inspection, BARS Audits, Assessing and advising on specialist flying operations (low level, aerial/geophysical surveys, Marine Pilot Transfer, etc.), Customized Training and Workshops, Airline Risk Assessment, Accident and Incident Investigation, Aviation standards and policies, Aviation procurement and tenders, Onsite aviation oversight and management and UAV operations risk assessments.
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SALES
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER