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 Allen Silks and I’m and A&P mechanic on staff with the ATS maintenance team. I earned my certification through Moody Aviation in Spokane Washington and have enjoyed being a part of the aviation community ever since. I love working with my hands and always find time to work on fun vintage restoration projects outside of working on airplanes. The thing I love most about aviation maintenance is the community. There are always unique opportunities to make a difference through building rapport and confidence with those around us. A great amount of social wealth is prevalent in the aviation community ad here at ATS. I am thankful for the opportunity to contribute to both through meaningful and intentional work.
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 ATS 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 George Kouba Jr. My father was a pilot with all of the ratings. Because of this, I had the privilege of growing up at the Sky Manor Airport (N40) in New Jersey. In 1999 I took a flight with my father and it gave me the aviation bug. I went to EAA Air Venture for the first time in 2005 and to this day, my wife and I volunteer there annually. After earning my Private Pilot Certificate in 2013, that allowed me to right seat in the Ford Tri-Motor at EAA Air Venture. One the the highlights of my aviation journey so far. The freedom and adventure that aviation brings is irresistible. In September of 2021 I joined the ATS team as a Flight Line Service Technician. I take pride in keeping our training and charter fleet clean, ready, and safe.
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 ATS 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.