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Meet The Team

Lisa Sasse

Chief Executive Officer

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Lisa has 25 years of diverse experience and in-depth expertise in aviation having held various positions in corporate and commercial aviation including being an experienced flight crewmember, both cabin and cockpit.

She is recognized for her distinct attributes as they reinforce quality, safety, service, and dedication. 

Lisa serves as Chairman of the Flight Safety Foundation’s Business Advisory Committee and Chairperson for the Aviation Directors Roundtable Committee

Mark Ladendorff

President

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For more than 25 years in the industry, Mark has developed expertise in all facets of FBO operations. He has owned and operated high-end facilities, supported the West Coast ExxonMobil Avitat FBO chain, managed a state-owned airport and has provided consulting services throughout the country.

 

Mark is well versed in providing all levels of ground support for scheduled as well as non-scheduled aviation operations. He handles logistics involving diplomatic flights, military functions, search and rescue, wide-body charters and any other aircraft operations.

Stephane Desjardins

President, FSS Canada

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Stephane joined the Royal Canadian Air Cadet at the age of 13, subsequently obtained his private pilot’s license at age 16 from the military facility at the Airport of St. Hubert.

In 2001 he was elected as President (Mayor) with the borough of Saint-Hubert in the city of Longueuil where he was also appointed as V.P. of DASH-L Développement de l’Aéroport de Saint-Hubert a Longueuil (Montreal).

 

After 25 years of service as a Communication Representative for Bell Canada, Stephane specialized in  providing  customers with all facets of cyber security i.e.  threat analysis, network protection, and  data integrity.

Bob Vandel

Executive, Vice President

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Bob's expertise in aviation was gained through 40 years of service in fixed and rotary-wing aviation, aviation safety, air traffic control and airport management. With over 9,000 hours of fight experience, Vandel has flown all types of aircraft from small single-engine fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to heavy jets.

 

Vandel served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for 23 years. He co-authored the U.S. Army’s safety program for air and ground operations. He administered the Army’s test pilot and astronaut programs.

 

Bob had oversight of the entire technical program for the Flight Safety Foundation for 20 years where he served as Director of Technical Programs and then Executive Vice President. 

Jack Stockmann

Vice President,  Operations

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Jack  has over 35 years experience in corporate aviation. Following his service in the United States Marine Corps during Vietnam, Jack flew for Hansa Jet Corporation. He then joined Xerox, where he held management positions within flight operations for 25 years.

Following Xerox, Jack joined Wayfarer Aviation, where he served as Director of Operations. Stockmann changed the operating culture and significantly grew their client base. Stockmann was Vice President of Operations during the initial setup of StarShares before he worked as Vice President of Client Services and Vice President/General Manager of the Private Fleet of Gulfstream Aircraft with Jet Aviation.

Terry Yaddaw

Vice President, Bus. Dvlpmt.

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Terry Yaddaw has over 30 years of successful experience in Business Aviation with over 20 years in various levels of management. His management positions include Aviation Director for Xerox Corporation’s flight department and Director of Training for Bombardier Business Aircraft Division in Montreal.

 

Yaddaw has served on multiple industry committees with the National Business Aviation Association and the Flight Safety Foundation. His pilot experience includes 19,000 hours with seven type ratings in Business Jet Aircraft

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