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Ron joined Azorra in May 2021 and serves as our President with responsibility for day-to-day operations, executing our strategic plan, and maintaining OEM relationships and Human Resources.
Ron brings over 30 years’ of industry experience working with major airlines and OEMs.
Prior to joining Azorra, Ron was Senior Vice President of Global Leasing and Strategy for Embraer Commercial Aviation. Ron was responsible for managing Embraer’s lessors globally, developing sales strategies to increase commercial aviation sales in campaigns around the world and increasing Embraer’s customer base through the placement of used aircraft.
Prior to joining Embraer, Ron spent 27 years at Continental Airlines and United Airlines after the merger working in areas of increasing responsibility within Operations and Finance. Most recently Ron was the Vice President of Fleet at United Airlines. During Ron’s tenure, he led a cross functional team that acquired more than 500 new aircraft such as the 787, 737MAX, A350 and E175 and managed the orderly lease return or sale of a similar number of aircraft. Ron’s work in Fleet required extensive experience in negotiating large, complex multi-billion-dollar aircraft and engine maintenance agreements under favorable terms and conditions while retaining significant fleet flexibility and industry leading economics.
Ron has an Aeronautical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and a Master of Business Administration from California State University. Ron previously served on the Board of ISTAT and the Wings Club.