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, MARKETING & SALES
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
VP-Interim, Market Intelligence
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT, TEMPORARY
Human Resouces & Accounting Manager
DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL SALES
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
REGIONAL SALES MANAGER