Meet Our Technicians

Jon Pendergast

Best Aircraft Maintenance Airplane Maintenance Technician Jonathan Pendergast
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..

Ryan Eberhart

Best Aircraft Maintenance Airplane Maintenance Technician Ryan Eberhart
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. .

Charlie Hackman

Best Aircraft Maintenance Airplane Maintenance Technician Charlie Hackman
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.

Michael Reginella

Best Aircraft Maintenance Airplane Maintenance Technician Michael Reginella
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.

Derek Horst

Best Aircraft Maintenance Airplane Maintenance Technician Derek Horst
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.

Robert Zimmerman

Best Aircraft Maintenance Airplane Maintenance Technician Robert Zimmerman
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.