Meet Our Technicians
My name is Jon Pendergast. I’ve always had a fascination with all things mechanical, though my fascinations didn’t turn into a career path until the age of 30. I decided to go to school to be an aircraft mechanic in 2015 while living in Seattle, a city surrounded by aviation. While in school, I got married, and my wife and I welcomed our son. We moved back East after I received my A&P in 2017, and I started my career on the commercial side of aviation working on regional jets. I quickly knew it wasn’t the sector of aviation for me, and decided to try my hand in general aviation. Working on different airframes and learning more and more everyday, I knew GA was where I wanted to be. In January of 2020 I joined the Aero-Tech team, and I couldn’t be more excited to continue my career with a great group of people. I look forward to the opportunity to learn and work to advance my knowledge as a mechanic at ATS..
Hi, my name is Ryan. I have always been interested in aviation since I was a young kid. Growing up in the Reading area, I always attended the airshow that happens every year at the Reading Regional Airport. Attending the airshow sparked the passion, especially with warbirds. Fast-forward to 2015, I graduated Pennsylvania College of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology. For the past 5 years I have worked on Cessna, Piper, Beechcraft, and some vintage warbird airframes. Outside of wrenching at ATS, I volunteer at the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum and help work on some of their vintage warbird projects. Along with my Airframe and Powerplant license, I have obtained my Inspection Authorization and my Private Pilot’s license. I joined the ATS team in November of 2019 and am very excited to be here. I am looking forward in helping ATS meet their goals and also challenge myself with any opportunities that cross my path. .
My name is Charlie. I have been working as an A&P for over 12 years now. When I was introduced to the idea of being an aircraft mechanic my senior year of high school, I never would have imagined the adventure it would take me on, like it has. My experience leading up to joining the team at ATS was working on Mooney, Columbia/Corvallis, and Cessna. I joined the ATS team spring of 2019 and I look forward to growing my experience wit the PC12 and what ever other opportunities I can thrive at.
My name is Michael Reginella. Being around car restoration all my life lead me to my career as an aviation technician. With four years of schooling including a bachelor degree at Pennsylvania College of Technology, I have been provided a base of technical knowledge in order to repair integrated mechanical and electronic systems. I was given an opportunity to work along side of Daryl and Rob back in 2013 as an intern. In May of 2015 I became apart of the Aero Tech family as a full time employee stretching my knowledge into the PC-12 world. I’m happy to be apart of a company that I can call my second family.
My name is Derek Horst, I have been interested and intrigued by airplanes since the age of 5. After going to many air shows and a few airplane rides I knew I wanted to become a pilot. I started flight training with Aero-Tech Services in 2016, since then I have earned my private pilot certificate and my instrument rating. I am currently in pursuit of my commercial pilots certificate. I enjoy flying because it provides a sense of freedom and it is just plain fun! I also find it a thrill to learn to fly new aircraft. I love the joy of giving others their first flights and watching the happiness and amazement that it brings to them.
Hi, I’m Rob. I experienced the wonder of flight at a young age when I went for my first airplane ride and from then on I knew I wanted to be involved in aviation. In 1993 I started working as an A&P mechanic, later in the 90’s I finished a college degree in aviation. Since 2000 I have been working in the Lancaster area as an aircraft mechanic. In 2013 I was happy to join the Aero-Tech team. I strive to maintain aircraft to a high level of safety while treating our customers the way I would like to be treated. I have a commercial pilot license and an Airframe and Power plant mechanic license with Inspection Authorization.