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STS Aviation Group Welcomes 14 New Corporate Employees in Q4

Welcome Aboard (Newsletter)

In this post, we would like to spotlight STS Aviation Group‘s Business Development Manager, John Snyder, and introduce 14 new corporate employees whom have all been hired in the past few months.

As STS Aviation continues to grow, we remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the aerospace industry with Solutions to Keep You Flying.”


Employee Spotlight

John SnyderJohn Snyder — Business Development at STS Aviation Group

What does your job entail?

My role as Business Development Manager calls upon me to identify, qualify and secure new customers for our Engineering and AeroStaff divisions.

What do you like best about working for STS?

I love aviation, and I love to sell  products / services I wholeheartedly believe in. STS allows me to combine those two loves while wearing khaki shorts and flip-flops from the comfort of a gorgeous water-front office.

In your opinion, what’s the best aviation-related movie of all time?

Believe it or not, Snakes on a Plane. I love that movie.

What is your most memorable moment as an STS employee?

Meeting Medal of Honor recipient, Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall, at AAAA, which is an Army aviation trade show. His story is best told in the movie, We Were Soldiers. He was a medevac pilot who flew numerous evacuations while taking heavy fire and showing total disregard for his own personal safety.

Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall
John Snyder (left) poses for a picture with Medal of Honor recipient, Lt. Col. Bruce Crandall.


Welcome Aboard

photoJessica Carrasco — Aviation Data Specialist at STS AeroStaff Services

Born and raised in Florida, Jessica is 24-years old and loves to travel. When she isn’t busy with work, she enjoys spending her time outdoors playing sports, scuba diving and camping with friends and family.

Jessica currently works for STS AeroStaff Services as an Aviation Data Specialist, and what she loves most about her jobs is, “The people I interact with and the office environment are incredible. I also love the fact that STS gives its employees the opportunity to grow with the company, and I couldn’t be any more excited to see what the future holds in store.”


IMG_13381774758828-1Leah Gift — Aviation Data Specialist at STS AeroStaff Services

Leah was born and raised in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, and currently has a B.A.S. degree in Organizational Management.

When she is not at work, Leah mostly enjoys reading, watching movies and spending time with her family, friends and dogs (AKA, fur-children).

Leah currently works as an Aviation Data Specialist for STS AeroStaff Services, and what she loves about the company is how team oriented it is and how everyone is always willing to lend a helping hand. Leah looks forward to growing with STS while continuing to help build the corporate brand.


faceMark Passemato — Technical Recruiter at STS Engineering Solutions

As a Technical Recruiter, Mark’s responsibility is to review job descriptions in order to understand the needs of STS’ customers and ask questions that’ll help identify the right candidate(s). Mark must also understand the technical roles / skills pertaining to aircraft engineering, and once he has a thorough grasp of the position he is set to fill, he’ll work to identify qualified candidates through sourcing and advertising. Mark also works closely with customers and job seekers throughout the resume submission and interview processes to make sure nothing falls through the cracks.

Born and raised in the Greater Boston, Massachusetts, area, Mark is an admitted Boston sports fanatic; a fact many of us will have to forgive him for.

He attended Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, and received a B.S. degree in Environmental Studies. Mark started his career in Technical Recruiting with a IT consulting firm in Boston and found his way back to South Florida when looking to develop his career with STS Engineering Solutions.

Mark’s true passion is the outdoors where he enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and just about anything and everything under the sun, Mark has a longtime girlfriend named Kristen (who just so happens to love the Buffalo Bills) and a rescued Australian Shepherd named Jack. He also enjoys playing ice hockey and golf, building, drawing and fine art.

When asked to describe his experience working for STS so far, he said, “It has been amazing. I couldn’t be happier with how accepting everyone is here an how willing people are to help. I truly enjoy the fact that every day is unique and different and how I’m constantly challenged to learn, develop and contribute. We have a great team, and I’m so happy to be a part of it right now.”


NikoleNikole Hendrix — Aviation Data Specialist at STS AeroStaff Services

Nikole was born and raised in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and she is planning to go back to school to get her degree in accounting.

When Nikole isn’t at work, she likes to spend time with her one-year-old son, read books and occasionally partake in a swing dance or two.

Nikole’s current position finds her working as an Aviation Data Specialist for STS AeroStaff Services, and when she was asked about her experience working for the company, she said, “STS has been the best company I’ve ever worked for. I love the people and the camaraderie. I feel so welcome here, and it’s a pleasure working for such a great organization.”



Lydia Driggers — Aviation Data Specialist for STS Engineering Solutions

Lydia grew up in Honolulu, got married to the military and moved all throughout the southern United States; a fact that has allowed her to regularly try new things and meet all kinds of interesting people.

Lydia loves to read in her downtime, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t seek out the occasional adventure.

As an Aviation Data Specialists for STS Engineering Solutions, Lydia is always willing to step up and take on more than what’s required in an effort to assist her fellow colleagues and propel the division forward.

When asked to describe her experience working for STS, Lydia said, “It’s been another new and exciting experience that has exceeded my expectations. STS has also allowed me to plant some life roots and grow in a different direction. The people I work with are both interesting and entertaining, and I must admit, it’s the team around me that makes working at STS such a pleasure.”


ryanRyan McComas — Account Representative for STS Component Solutions

Ryan was born and raised in Palm City, Florida. He went to college in Orlando and graduated from UCF in 2010.

In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, hunting and playing hockey, basketball and football.

Believe it or not, this is actually Ryan’s second time working for STS (we had him a few years ago), and he is now one of STS Component Solutions’ global business development leaders.

When asked what he likes best about working for the company, Ryan said, “I like the atmosphere at STS, and I really enjoy being around my coworkers.”


10300006_735833753132154_2418411206013700256_nDominque Flynn — Aviation Data Specialist for STS AeroStaff Services

Dominique is a half Dutch, half American who was raised bi-lingual. She lived in Florida until she was 6 before moving to the Netherlands for the next 16 years of her life. When she was 22, Dominique moved back to the states and currently resides in Port St. Lucie.

In her free time, Ms. Flynn loves to travel, go to music festivals, hang out with friends, read books and watch good movies.

Dominique said moving from the Netherlands to U.S. was a big change, and that  “STS helped me adjust and taught me how to communicate more effectively. During my time with the company, I have learned so much. I’m currently an Aviation Data Specialist who is very proud to work for an organization that truly cares about, and are actively involved with, all of their employees.”


.facebook_1410985785003Danielle Tufano — Payroll Coordinator at STS Aviation Group

Danielle (Dani) was born and raised in sunny Stuart, Florida, and she went to school to be a pastor. Dani graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Practical Theology and joined STS shortly after getting married in April, 2014.

Dani works in the payroll department ensuring our contract hires get paid each week while also managing a wide variety of miscellaneous tasks like wage advances, verification of employment, etc…

When she is not busy at work, Dani likes to do just about anything for fun, but the things she really loves are snuggling with her teddy bear of a puppy (so cute) and spending time outdoors.

When asked to describe what it’s like working for STS, Dani said, “I’ve really been taken aback by the incredible amount of love in this place, which is my favorite thing about STS. One minute you’re the new person and the next it’s like you’ve known everyone for years. I’m very content and blessed to be working for such an outstanding organization, and I look forward to growing with the company and watching STS really take off in 2015.”


DSC02504(2)Lori Duttlinger — HR Generalist for STS Aviation Group

Lori is originally from Illinois (not Chicago) and moved to Florida about 8 or 9 years ago (we can’t remember). The reason for the move? She was tired of the cold weather, and who could blame her?

When she isn’t hard at work in the HR department, Lori enjoys spending time with family and going to the beach… “The beach is my happy place,” she said.

When asked to share a few words about her experience working at STS, Lori enthusiastically delivered the following, “I love working for the company, and the people I work with are awesome!”


Jenn Piotroski PicJennifer Piotroski — Recruiter for STS AeroStaff Services

Jenn was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. She moved to Florida 10 years ago and accidentally, but happily, fell into recruiting.

Jenn is an amateur weather enthusiast and is even a NWS Certified Weather Spotter (no kidding). She also loves explaining how a Jersey Girl became a die-hard fan of both NASCAR and the San Francisco 49ers, and explanation we’ve all heard but still have a hard time comprehending.

When asked to summarize her experience working for STS, Jenn said, “The support offered at all levels of the company is increasingly rare in today’s employer landscape. This is an organization that is doing everything right, and I am thrilled to have landed here!”


FowlerJohnathan Fowler — Warehouse assistant at STS Component Solutions

Johnathan was born in Hollywood, Florida, and he was raised in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

He enjoys going to the beach, working out and taking in a good movie from time to time. “I love to laugh, and comedy is my favorite genre of entertainment,” said Johnathan.

“I currently handle shipping for STS Component Solutions, and I look forward to gaining more knowledge of STSCS’ warehouse operations and the aviation industry as a whole. I really like the energy at STS, and I truly feel like I’m apart of the team… the family. I look forward to growing with the company in the years to come.”


Christmas dinner 2014David Miller — Technical Recruiter at STS Technical Services

David Miller is an all-star Recruiter at STS Technical Services. He works out of  our office in Brookfield, Wisconsin, where he has been freezing his tail off for the past several weeks (thanks Polar Vortex).

David graduated from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. Prior to going to college, David was active duty in the United States Army where he served in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

David has a recruiting background that was formed while working as an Associate Recruiter at ManpowerGroup for 11 months prior to joining STSTS. When asked to give us a brief synopsis of what it has been like working for us, David said, “Working at STS Technical Services has been a breath of fresh air. I really enjoy my role as a full-cycle recruiter, and I also enjoy tackling special projects on an as needed basis.”


Bruce BluntBruce Blunt — Project Engineer, FEA Analyst at STS Technical Services

Bruce is a Project Engineer for STS Technical Services in Brookfield, Wisconsin.

He has a M.S. degree in Engineering Mechanics and is the department’s lead FEA analyst.

Bruce brings 10+ years experience spanning a number of fields that include industrial machinery, automated machinery and consumer products.


ConnChristopher Conn — Technical Recruiter at STS Engineering Solutions

Christopher Conn was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida. He loves to sail, ride motorcycles, hunt boar with his bare hands (which is kind of crazy if you ask us) and relax with friends and family.

Chris is currently finishing his MBA in International Business at FAU, and back in August of 2014, he joined the STS family as a Technical Recruiter for the Engineering Division.

Aviation is a very large part of Christopher’s life and joining STS has breathed fun in to a career that’s just starting to really take off!