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.
Senior VP, Operations & Business Development
Mike McCready has 25 years of experience working in the aviation industry. His experience ranges from experience in manufacturing to training to private and commercial operations. He is a commercial rated pilot and a business leader who specializes in bringing innovative solutions to the market. Building a career in aviation, Mike has run and built part 141 flight schools, worked as a contract pilot and advised clients on aircraft purchase and management. Mike has worked with startups such as Adam Aircraft, introducing the industry to carbon fiber aircraft structures, and leading teams at Jeppesen, Boeing and Jet Aviation.
In his eight (8) years with the Boeing company, Mike was a Senior Director overseeing sales for business and commercial aircraft services at Jeppesen. He founded Jeppesen Operator (software designed to bring safety and efficiency to aviation operations combining flight planning, scheduling, and trip planning into a single solution) and was part of the Boeing business development group responsible for growing Boeing Global Services.
Further pursuing his passion for building efficiencies into companies, Mike took a position with Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics based in Basel Switzerland. In this role, he served as a Vice President in the US, bringing together four lines of business (Aircraft Management, Charter, FBO, and Crew Staffing) into a single, more efficient, unit resulting in growth.
Prior to joining ARGUS International, Mike founded World Jet Group, a consulting firm for aviation executives specializing in the use of analytics to support strategic growth initiatives.
Mike earned a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Technology and Mathematics from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado. He enjoys spending time with his family, snorkeling, fishing, skiing, and exploring new lands.
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.
While at Jeppesen, he created Jeppesen Operator, a software designed to bring safety and efficiency to aviation operations. By combining flight planning, scheduling, and trip planning into a single platform, Jeppesen Operator allows operators to manage their complete operation and safety management system.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Technology and Mathematics from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado. Mike is a licensed commercial pilot with passion and dedication to the aviation industry.
VP, Market Intelligence
VP, HELICOPTER AVIATION & UAS SERVICES
VP, FACILITATION SERVICES
VP, ARGUS PRISM BUSINESS AVIATION
VP, AIR CARRIER SERVICES
VP, ARGUS PROS BUSINESS AVIATION
DIRECTOR, HUMAN RESOURCES & ACCOUNTING
Director of Engineering & IT
Director of Marketing
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING & IT
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
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT