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.
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.
Flavio Santos
Vice President of Finance
Flavio Santos
Vice President of Finance
Mr. Santos, Vice President of Finance, joined TrueAero in 2019 as Corporate Controller. In his role, Mr. Santos leads the TrueAero Finance and Accounting team, as well as being a key member of the senior leadership team.

Mr. Santos has significant finance leadership experience, most of it during his 16-year career at Embraer, where he was a key player as divisional CFO/Head of Finances in the startup of four new operations located in the US, Europe, and Latin America.

Mr. Santos holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidade de Sao Paulo and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
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.
Diarmuid Ahern
Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development
Diarmuid Ahern
Vice President of Global Sales and Business Development
Mr. Ahern joined TrueAero’s materials division as Director of Sales in Europe. Mr. Ahern was promoted to Vice President of Global Sales & Business Development in 2023. In this role he has responsibility for TrueAero's Aftermarket Business Development and Sales. 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.
Nicole Ellis
Vice President of Technology and Innovation
Nicole Ellis
Vice President of Technology and Innovation
As the Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Ellis leads the TrueAero Innovation Lab team and multiple cross functional business technology systems and innovation projects.

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 Madison, Wisconsin area with her husband, two children, and a Shephard mix.
Philippe Rosello
Senior Director of Sales & Business Development
Philippe Rosello
Senior Director of Sales & Business Development
As a Senior Director of Sales & Business Development, 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.
Petra Titze
Senior Director of Sales & Business Development
Petra Titze
Senior Director of Sales & Business Development
As a Senior Director of Sales & Business Development, Ms. Titze is responsible for Sales, Business Development and relationship management in the North American region.
Ms. Titze has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry and previously worked at Kellstrom Aerospace.
Ms. Titze holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Roosevelt University.
Katerina Kulikovska
Director of Sales & Business Development
Katerina Kulikovska
Director of Sales & Business Development
Ms. Kulikovska joined TrueAero in 2023 as a Sales and Business Development Director. Ms. Kulikovska is responsible for developing new sales and acquisition relationships in the United States and Europe, as well as managing existing TrueAero customers.
Ms. Kulikovska has over 10 years of experience in parts sales, aircraft/engine trading, and asset management in companies including AviaPrime Group, MonoCoque Diversified Interests, HeadAero, and GearUp Aviation.
Ms. Kulikovska holds a Bachelor of International Relations/ Diplomacy from Lazarski University.
Julliana Nakamata
Director of Sales & Business Development
Julliana Nakamata
Director of Sales & Business Development
Ms. Nakamata is a Director of Sales & Business Development with responsibility for sales, business development, and relationship management in the North and South American regions.

Ms Nakamata most recently worked in Kellstrom Aerospace where she held a series of sales, OEM distribution and business development roles.

Ms. Nakamata holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University, a Bachelor of Law from Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from Universidade Paulista.
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.
Anna Paugh
Vice President of Product Line
Anna Paugh
Vice President of Product Line
As Vice President of Product Line, 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.
Aurelien Kauffman
Vice President of Portfolio Management
Aurelien Kauffman
Vice President of Portfolio Management
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.
Angela Geremia
Vice President of Asset Management
Angela Geremia
Vice President of Asset Management
As Vice President 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.
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.
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.
Fernando Kehl
Director of Fleet Project Management
Fernando Kehl
Director of Fleet Project Management
Mr. Kehl joined TrueAero as a Director of Fleet Project Management in 2023. In this role, Mr. Kehl is responsible for the successful commercial and project management of aircraft and engine transitions.
Mr. Kehl has 20 years of experience in fleet management and aircraft engineering, most recently in Azul Brazilian Airlines. Mr. Kehl has demonstrated a strong ability to lead multifaceted teams, with a track record of accomplishments in wide-body cabin retrofit and EIS projects, as well as expertise in the commercial management of fleet contracts.
Mr. Kehl holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Rio Grande do Sul State Federal University.