Weh established CSI in 1979 and is responsible for the company’s growth and diversified aviation services. He also served as a career Marine Corps Reserve Officer, retiring a Colonel. His active service includes three wars, Vietnam to Iraq, and the U.S. expedition into Somalia. He has served on numerous boards and civic organizations and was appointed by the Secretary of Defense as Chairman of the Defense Board for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, 2002-2003. Weh was named one of New Mexico’s Business Weekly’s “Top CEO’s” in New Mexico in 2012. Weh was also the Republican U.S. Senate nominee for New Mexico in 2014. He holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from The University of New Mexico and completed executive programs at The U.S. Foreign Service Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Collins joined CSI in 2013 and is responsible for the oversight of the daily operations of the company. Prior to joining CSI, Collins worked for United Airlines where he was a senior Captain qualified in four different aircraft. He is also a Major General in the Marine Corps Reserve, and an F/A-18 Hornet pilot. In the latter capacity, he currently serves as the Assistant to the Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) in Colorado Springs. In the event of an attack on North America, he would advise the Commander or Secretary of Defense or even the President. Collins is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War, and campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a B.A. degree from St. Olaf College, and completed the Aviation Safety Senior Officer Course at the Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA, among numerous other PME courses.
She is responsible for CSI’s overall Financial Management and Systems. Previously a staff accountant with a Certified Public Accounting firm, she also writes and develops CSI’s computer software programs, and has been responsible for the acquisition and technology of CSI’s automation and information systems. She has been with CSI since 1979 and holds a B.S. degree from The University of New Mexico.
Dunn is responsible for CSI’s Business Development functions, including management of the external resources CSI employs to support its business development activities. He is a Major in the U.S. Army National Guard and a Senior Aviator flying the UH-60 Blackhawk. He has served yearlong deployments in Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq and served along the Mexican border as part of Operation JUMPSTART. He has been with CSI since 2001 and holds a B.B.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University.
Pellicone is responsible for the management and planning for CSI’s flight training department. His responsibilities include both internal and external flight training and adherence to all Part 135 FAA regulations. Pellicone retired from American Airlines prior to joining CSI where he was a captain and last flew the Boeing 777. He is also a retired Marine colonel with 25 years of service which included participation in Operations Desert Shield/Storm and the U.S. Expedition into Somalia. He holds a B.A. From King’s College, an M.A. from Webster University and has completed the Aviation Safety Course at the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA.
Middleton is responsible for the management of the company’s FAA Part 135 Flight Operations department, and is the FAA designated Director of Operations for CSI. His responsibilities include the supervision of all organic flight operations personnel, managing the company’s FAA approved Air Carrier General Operations Program, ensuring the operational integrity and regulatory compliance of all DOD (CARB) contracted operations and CSI’s air ambulance and commercial flight operations. Maintain operational policies, tools and processes for CSI‘s main and satellite operating bases. Prior to joining CSI, he was the Chief Pilot and Director of Operations for Silverhawk Aviation. Middleton is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with extensive flight operations and command experience. He holds a B.S. in Political Science from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an M.S. from Troy State University.
Martinez is responsible for CSI’s sales and marketing departments. Her responsibilities include sales, customer service, commercial air charter programs, and marketing. She is also responsible for media relationships and all CSI public relations. Martinez has held several key positions in the company prior to assuming her current position and has extensive experience and relationships in the air charter industry. Prior to joining CSI, she held positions with Southwest Airlines and Marriott International. Michele joined CSI in 1998 and holds a B.S. degree from New Mexico State University.
Collins currently heads the Special Contracts and CSI’s Government Services divisions and joined CSI in 2002. In addition, Collins is an expert in FAA regulations and DOT aviation requirements and oversees CSI’s contracts with several federal agencies and CSI’s federal GSA schedule. Prior to joining CSI, she worked in management with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. She has been with CSI since 2001 and holds a B.S. degree from Towson University and an M.B.A. from The University of New Mexico.
Ramthun is responsible for the business development of CSI’s medical flight services. His responsibilities include medical flight service contracts, medical charter operations and medical customer service. Ramthun headed CSI’s commercial sales department prior to assuming his current position. Before joining CSI, he was a commercial sales manager for Sherwin Williams. He also served as a Flight Operations Specialist in the U.S. Army National Guard and has been with CSI since 2005. He holds a B.A. degree from Western New Mexico University.
Orehek is responsible for CSI’s Contracts & Compliance Department. His responsibilities include sourcing and contracting a broad variety of products and services for CSI and its affiliates, supporting both commercial and government markets. Orehek manages the CSI compliance system, enabling CSI to perform to a high standard in the heavily regulated aviation and healthcare industries. Prior to joining CSI, he worked for Los Alamos National Security as the Procurement Operations Manager. He served in the U.S. Army, including service in Iraq as a Civil Military Operations Planner. He holds a B.A. from Arizona State University and an M.S. from Troy State University.
Azua is responsible for the oversight of CSI’s medical flight department, integral to the company’s Part 135 flight operations. Her duties include compliance, quality assurance, staffing and training. She has over 20 years of experience in emergency and critical care flight medicine. Prior to joining CSI, she was the Regional Director for an air medical transportation company. She holds a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and an A.A. Degree in Nursing from the University of New Mexico. Current certifications include, CEN, BLS, ACLS, PALS and NRP.
Van Ness is responsible for the overall management and operations of CSI’s office and operating base in Killeen, TX. His responsibilities further include regional business development and direct liaison with CSI’s FAA designated Director of Operations to ensure adherence with all Part 135 FAA regulations. Van Ness headed CSI’s business development activities prior to assuming his current position. Before joining CSI, he held several key positions at L3 Technologies, Inc. involving management of major DOD contracts. He is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander, and Naval Aviator, and also served in the U.S. Army as an Instructor Pilot, Flight Examiner, and staff officer.