Our Team
A clear vision for the future
Karl Drusch
CEO and Owner
Karl Drusch
CEO and Owner
Karl Drusch is CEO of TrueAero, providing “hands-on” leadership across the organization utilizing technical engine expertise combined with proven success in marketing and sales, distribution management, procurement, and asset management to drive growth, revenue, and profitability.

Mr. Drusch is an accomplished aerospace entrepreneur. Prior to founding TrueAero in 2013, Mr. Drusch started PSG Turbines in January 1999 and grew it successfully despite one of the most difficult times in the industry’s history. Before starting PSG in 1999, Mr. Drusch was Director/General Manager of Pratt & Whitney TEAM (formerly Interturbine TEAM).

Prior to TEAM, Karl Drusch was responsible for all engineering, quality, and inventory operations at Amtec where he developed the infrastructure into one of the first engine parts distribution companies to receive C.A.S.E. quality approval. Earlier he held engineering positions with both NWA in Atlanta and at Continental Airlines in Los Angeles. At both airlines, Mr. Drusch managed all engineering aspects from shop support to engineering management decisions for their fleets.

Mr. Drusch graduated from Purdue University with a B.S. in Engineering. He currently lives in Arlington, TX with his wife and two of their five children.
Stratton Borchers
President
Stratton Borchers
President
Mr. Borchers is an entrepreneurial aerospace business leader with proven success strategies in relationship management and investment valuations. Prior to joining TrueAero, Mr. Borchers held successive investment management roles across the aviation, oil and gas, and real estate development industries. Most recently, Mr. Borchers was a Commodities Trader for ConocoPhillips, and prior to that was manager for Letein Investments and Covis Investments.

Mr. Borchers graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
William Goss
CFO
William Goss
CFO
Mr. Goss has over 20 years of senior financial leadership experience in Aerospace and Defense, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Distribution and Government contracting. He has held previous positions as Chief Financial Officer for GKN Aerospace North America, Critical Solutions International and QinetiQ North America.

Mr. Goss graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas and currently lives with his wife in Plano, TX.
Chris Luke
Senior Vice President of Leasing
Chris Luke
Senior Vice President of Leasing
As a business leader with expertise in leasing and acquisitions, Mr. Luke has successfully managed the buying, selling, marketing, and leasing of assets since 2010 as Vice President and General Manager-Leasing and Acquisitions at AeroTurbine and now as Senior Vice President of Leasing at TrueAero. Prior to that, he was directly responsible for the management and growth of the CF6 product line.

Mr. Luke began his career in the United States Army in 2001 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. Mr. Luke lives in Jupiter, FL with his wife and two kids.
Jacqueline Fernandez
Senior Vice President of Materials Group
Jacqueline Fernandez
Senior Vice President of Materials Group
Mrs. Fernandez is a 27-year aviation veteran with expertise in aftermarket supply chain solutions inclusive of executive leadership, M&A, and nose to tail support for the largest airlines in the world. She has extensive experience in product management across Boeing and Airbus fleets.
Marion Siuta
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
Marion Siuta
Senior Vice President of Acquisitions
Mr. Siuta has worked in the aircraft leasing industry for 30 years in various technical, commercial, and executive roles at AAR, AirCastle, ILFC, and AerCap. He has extensive experience in lease negotiations, maintenance management, and portfolio management. Mr. Siuta is a licensed attorney and FAA A&P technician.
Nicolas Silva
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Nicolas Silva
Senior Vice President of Marketing
Mr. Silva has been in the Aviation industry for more than 25 years both as a lawyer and as a marketing executive.

Mr. Silva started his career representing the interests of the Export-Import Bank of the United States on the first Chilean export finance for Boeing 767-300s for LAN Chile. Prior to joining True Aero, he successfully originated valuable deals for both AerCap and BOC Aviation.

Mr. Silva has been involved in innovative aircraft leases transactions in Spain, Brazil, Chile, Kazakhstan, Russia and also has a successful record in managing business relationships in times of crisis.

Mr. Silva graduated with a Bachelor of Law from University of Los Andes (Chile) and an LL.M. from Duke University School of Law. He also studied classical piano and is a licensed sailboat skipper.
Ann McManus
Vice President of Talent Management
Ann McManus
Vice President of Talent Management
Ms. McManus brings over 20 years of human resources development and leadership experience to the team, most recently with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) and AWAS, where she resourced the business for growth, designed and implemented HR strategies, and supported the AWAS business through its sale to DAE.

Ms. McManus holds a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University and a Master of Business Administration from the UCD Smurfit School.
Ed Kokoszka
Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
Ed Kokoszka
Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
As Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing, Mr. Kokoszka brings to TrueAero Asset Management (TAAM) 40+ years of OEM experience. Prior to joining TAAM, Mr. Kokoszka was Pratt & Whitney’s General Manager, Sales, Global Leasing-European Region, Middle East and Russia.

Throughout his career with Pratt & Whitney—commencing in 1976 with engineering functions in experimental test support, manufacturing, production and flight test operations— Mr. Kokoszka held increasingly responsible, leadership positions. More recently, they included marketing, management, leasing and aftermarket support, with the integration of the IAE V2500 engine into the Pratt & Whitney product line. That encompassed management of customer focus teams and sales specialists, which interfaced with lessors, banks and financial institutions.

Among other positions held by Mr. Kokoszka at Pratt & Whitney were General Manager, European Region, Commercial Engines and Global Services and Leasing Companies; Client Manager, European Region, Commercial Engines and Services; Director, V2500 Customer Business, Latin America, Caribbean and Airbus Corporate Jetliner; and Regional Director, V2500 Marketing & Sales; and Sales & Marketing Regional Director, East Africa.

Along with his decades of experience on commercial aircraft engines, Mr. Kokoszka also served as Pratt & Whitney’s Deputy Program Manager, C-17/F117 Program from 1986 through 1989. The F117 engine was designed to US Air Force specifications to power the C-17 airlifter.

Mr. Kokoszka holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Lowell Technological Institute, a Master of Science in Business Management from Hartford Graduate Center, and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He currently resides with his wife in Tolland, CT, but will be relocating to Port St. Lucie, FL.
Gustavo Delpozo
Vice President of Operations
Gustavo Delpozo
Vice President of Operations
Prior to joining TrueAero as Vice President of Operations, Mr. Delpozo was employed by various airlines, MROs and aviation parts suppliers. Most recently, Mr. Delpozo was President of Aviation Technologies, Inc. and DANCAR Industries; both aviation suppliers.

Mr. Delpozo has a bachelor’s degree in aviation technology and a master’s degree in aviation science. He also holds a Federal Aviation Administration A&P License. He currently lives in Sebastian, FL with his wife.
Mike Vander Hee
Vice President of Business Development
Mike Vander Hee
Vice President of Business Development
Mr. Vander Hee has 29 years of aviation experience in Quality, Operations, Disassembly, Repairs, Sales, and Engine Management. He previously held positions at Hubair, GA Telesis, and AerSale. In his current role as Vice President, he leads the Sales and Business Development functions for TrueAero’s Used Serviceable Materials division.
Lucas Andersson
Vice President of Marketing - EMEA
Lucas Andersson
Vice President of Marketing - EMEA
Mr. Andersson has over 15 years of experience in aircraft leasing and trading. In 2003 he joined Volito Aviation and played an important role in the new joint venture with Goldman Sachs and in growing the fleet from 6 to 70+ ac worldwide. Before joining TrueAero Mr. Andersson consulted on various projects with investors and airlines across the globe.

Mr. Andersson holds a Master In Law from Lund University and lives in Malmö Sweden with his wife and two children.
Diego Estrada
Vice President of Marketing
Diego Estrada
Vice President of Marketing
As TrueAero's Vice President of Marketing, Mr. Estrada covers leasing and trading for Airline customers in the Americas and most of Asia, including China.

Prior to joining TrueAero, Mr. Estrada held senior leasing and trading positions with AerSale, SMBC Aviation Capital, AWAS, and AerCap. Mr. Estrada holds a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Purdue University and a master’s degree in finance from Florida International University. Mr. Estrada is a former ISTAT scholarship awardee and a private pilot.
Nicole Ellis
Senior Director of Strategy
Nicole Ellis
Senior Director of Strategy
As Senior Director of Strategy, Mrs. Ellis oversees TrueAero’s corporate and organizational development with a focus on digital transformation.

Prior to joining TrueAero, Mrs. Ellis held successive business development, leadership, and project management roles with a global SaaS leader working alongside multi-national and Fortune 500 companies in oil & gas, steel, pulp & paper, aerospace, and manufacturing.

Mrs. Ellis is a founding member of Aviation Women Inspiring the Next Generation (A-WING), a non-profit organization committed to the education, recognition, advancement, and equality of female professionals in the aviation industry.

She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University and lives in the Dallas, Texas area with her husband, son and Shephard mix.
Anna Paugh
Senior Director of Engine Material
Anna Paugh
Senior Director of Engine Material
As Senior Director of Engine Material, Ms. Paugh leads the Engine Product line teams across all engine platforms. She oversees all engine inventory including pricing, repairs, and engine tear downs. She is also responsible for the financial modeling of teardown engines.

She has been with TrueAero from its inception holding various roles including assisting with Quantum implementation, internal sales, and repairs.
Marshal Gaddis
Senior Director of Marketing and Analytics
Marshal Gaddis
Senior Director of Marketing and Analytics
Mr. Gaddis manages TrueAero's corporate marketing across all lines of business, owning strategy and execution of PR, social media, web, print, and industry conference channels. Additionally, he leads a number of advanced analytics initiatives at TrueAero, including automation, direction-setting, and SME training for the Tableau suite of business intelligence products.

Prior to joining TrueAero, Mr. Gaddis developed marketing and/or analytics functions for Fortune 500's, VC-backed tech startups, and mom-and-pop firms.
Rodrigo Perez
Senior Director of Engineering and Technical Operations
Rodrigo Perez
Senior Director of Engineering and Technical Operations
Mr. Pérez is an aeronautical engineer specializing in aircraft transition management. He formerly worked as a Technical Consultant, managing 230+ redeliveries for airlines and leasing companies. He began his career as Team Leader in the Structures & Engineering departments for Mexicana Airlines and VivaAerobus.
Angela Geremia
Director of Portfolio Management
Angela Geremia
Director of Portfolio Management
As Director of Asset Management for TrueAero, Ms. Geremia oversees a growing portfolio of assets leased world-wide.

Prior to joining TrueAero, Ms. Geremia held senior positions at International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), AerCap and Zeevo Group for over 16 years. Ms. Geremia graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Management from Sacramento State University.
Aurelien Kauffman
Director of Lease Finance
Aurelien Kauffman
Director of Lease Finance
Mr. Kauffmann brings leasing and finance thought leadership to TrueAero. Prior to joining TrueAero, Mr. Kauffmann led a team of aviation finance analysts at ICF SH&E, a leading aviation consulting firm, and consulted for both World Business, Inc. as well as the French Department of Treasury.
Shari Kwiatkowski
Director of Engine Product Line
Shari Kwiatkowski
Director of Engine Product Line
As Director of Engine Product Line, Ms. Kwiatkowski oversees engine teardown modeling, materials repair, and commercialization.

Ms. Kwiatkowski brings a wealth of knowledge to TrueAero, having held previous leadership roles in Engine Product Line at AerSale, AeroTurbine, Chromalloy, and GA Telesis.
Lee Weinraub
Director of Airframe Product Line
Lee Weinraub
Director of Airframe Product Line
As Director of Airframe Product Line, Mr. Weinraub manages the airframe and QEC inventory including pricing material for sale/purchase, the repair of stock, and part information. Mr Weinraub's also manages TrueAero's teardown asset model evaluations.

Prior to joining TrueAero, Mr. Weinraub graduated from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and a Master of Business Administration in Aviation. In addition to his product line experience, he has worked in MRO software as a technical writer and a project coordinator, and in USM in sales.
Philippe Rosello
Director of Sales - Europe
Philippe Rosello
Director of Sales - Europe
As a Director of Sales in Europe, Mr. Rosello is responsible for Sales, Business Development and relationship management in EMEA. He has extensive experience working with airlines and MROs in the region.

Mr. Rosello previously held positions in Airmotive Inc. and Avioserv San Diego and he holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Chapman University.
Matt Parker
Director of Sales and Business Development
Matt Parker
Director of Sales and Business Development
As TrueAero's Director of Sales - Americas, Mr. Parker oversees the Americas sales and customer support teams, supervises the day-to-day sales operations, and manages top tier Airline, Lessor, MRO, and OEM accounts.

Mr. Parker is an experienced aviation professional with broad technical and sales expertise. Prior to joining TrueAero, he worked first for Aeroturbine and subsequently for Aersale in Product Line roles, focusing on asset valuations, inventory management, and repairs across airframe and engine platforms.
Janice Ho
Regional Director of Sales - Asia
Janice Ho
Regional Director of Sales - Asia
Ms. Ho is an experienced sales director in the USM market with over 10 years’ experience, and she brings to her role the highest levels of customer service and relationship management.

Prior to joining TrueAero, Ms. Ho worked with Nordam and TES.
Diarmuid Ahern
Director of Sales - Europe
Diarmuid Ahern
Director of Sales - Europe
Mr. Ahern joined TrueAero’s materials division as Director of Sales in Europe. He is responsible for business development and relationship management in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

Mr. Ahern has worked in the aviation industry for over 15 years encompassing roles in MRO, key account management, and aftermarket sales. Mr. Ahern began his aviation career with Aer Lingus in their Melville, New York Customer Support Centre as part his Bachelor Of Business studies degree. In 2004, he took a role in the MRO sector and ran the Customer Services Division of a well-known engine parts repair network, developing that role into material management.

Mr. Ahern graduated with a Bachelor of Business Studies from the University of Limerick and has since continued his studies during his professional career, with a Diploma in Management, along with most recently a Diploma in Aviation, Leasing & Finance from the Law Society of Ireland in 2017.