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STS Aviation Group Welcomes 16 New Employees

Welcome Aboard

In this post, we would like to spotlight one of STS Aviation Group’s recruiting all stars, Tony Mendoza, and introduce 16 new 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

0a2d360Tony Mendoza — Account Manager/Technical Engineer Recruiter at STS Engineering Solutions

What does your job entail?

I am responsible for recruiting aerospace engineers, dealing with customer service requests, sales, account management, research, interacting with decision makers and training fellow team members.

What do you like best about working for STS?

What I like best about working for STS is the learning process. Given my position as Account Manager/Technical Engineer Recruiter, I’m afforded the opportunity to learn from so many wonderful people who possess a wide-array of skill sets and expertise.

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I love spending time with my wife and son, fishing, going to the beach and enjoying the outdoors whenever possible.

What is your favorite TV show?

I would have to say River Monsters or The Ultimate Fighter. Both are fantastic, in my opinion.

What is your most memorable moment as an STS employee?

The very first time I placed an aerospace engineer into a full-time position is something I’ll never forget. As a recruiter, I have the opportunity to change people’s lives, and the first time I was able to do that meant the world to me.


Welcome Aboard

Trillian imageMatt Prescott — Account Executive at STS AeroStaff Services

Matt was born and raised in West Palm Beach, making him one of STS’ only true Floridians. Matt graduated from FSU in 2006 with a double major in Political Science and Economics. He recently finished his MBA at Lynn University and has plenty of hobbies outside of work.

In his free time, Matt loves to go deep sea fishing, scuba diving and is an avid college football fan.

When asked to summarize his experience working for STS so far, he said, “I can tell this is a true family oriented company that treats their employees very well.  I have developed some good friendships here and look forward to working at STS for a very long time.”


IMG_0003Tracy Burnside — Project Administrator at STS AeroStaff Services in Kansas City

Tracy is originally from Lynden, Washington. She has three daughters, five grandchildren and two “grand dogs.” She loves being outdoors, basking in the sunlight, attending rodeos and hunting with her husband.

Before joining STS, Tracy spent years riding and competing on horseback and is now a retired cowgirl who still holds a deep love for the equestrian arts.



Hilary Yost — Project Administrator for Commercial Jets at STS AeroStaff Services

Hilary Yost is excited to be part of the STS AeroStaff team. She grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and now resides in Enterprise, Alabama. When Hilary is not at work, she enjoys experiencing everything the South has to offer from tasting boiled peanuts to kayaking at a local spring. You can always find Hilary, her husband and their 2 dogs traveling somewhere new.


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Javany Cepeda — Customer Support Representative at STS Component Solutions

Javany is originally from Philadelphia but has lived in Florida for the past nine years.  She is an artistically creative person who loves both writing and photography. She also enjoys participating in her church ministry and attending her life group.

So far, Javany really enjoys working at STS Component Solutions and said, “Between the kind and helpful employees, as well as the fun and welcoming environment, I couldn’t ask for more in a position.”


1509914_10152257031257573_1955624840_nBryan Shaw — Group Marketing Manager at STS Aviation Group

Bryan was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and has been a Florida resident for nearly six years. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature, a Masters of Arts in Journalism and a vast amount of experience working as a Content Marketing Specialist.

When Bryan isn’t busy inside the office, he enjoys golfing, fishing, playing video games, writing, reading a good book and spending time with his beautiful wife Jamie and their seven-month-old daughter, Siena.

Bryan joined STS Aviation Group at the end of March, and when he was asked to talk about his experience working for the company, he said, “Being a part of the STS family is both a privilege and a pleasure. I’m excited about the direction the company is taking, and I look forward to fueling its growth for years to come.”


photo (2)Jerry Duchene — Repair Administrator at STS Component Solutions

Jerry was born in Marine City, Michigan, but moved to Florida 35 years ago. He currently lives in Stuart with his wife Brook and their two boys Dylan and Austin.

Jerry spends his free time attending his children’s sporting events, hanging out with family and watching football.

Since joining STS, Jerry said he “feels welcomed and like part of the team. It’s a great working environment with a positive atmosphere and extremely helpful co-workers. A big thanks to Dan McNamara for all his assistance. I’m looking forward to being here for a long time and helping STS continue its success.”


IMG_20140606_095437844Michael Stack — Data Analyst at STS Component Solutions

Michael grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut, and moved to Port Saint Lucie with his family after graduating high school. He has a Bachelors degree in Cyber Security and is focused on obtaining his Masters in Computer Science/Software Engineering.

When Michael is not at work, he enjoys playing video games and building custom gaming systems.

His duties at STS Component Solutions include, but are not limited to, the management, analysis and reporting of submitted/requested customer data and custom requests from users, as well as developing intranet web tools.

Of his experience working for STS so far, Michael said, “the company shows its employees appreciation more than any of my previous jobs.”


JamesBeltranJames Beltran — Jr. Web Developer at STS Component Solutions

James grew up in St. George, Utah, before his family moved to Port St. Lucie in 2004. After finishing high school, James went straight to college where he earned multiple degrees in Accounting, Computer Science and Digital Media.

After starting at STS Component Solutions a few months back, one key impression he got was how well everyone worked together to meet goals.

Currently, James is spearheading a project aimed at  building a KPI system that will be displayed on TVs throughout the STS office in Palm City, Florida.

In his spare time, James enjoys fiddling with computers, taking college classes and playing chess.


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Alicia Almodovar — Aviation Data Specialist at STS AeroStaff Services

Alicia was born and raised in Port Saint Lucie and loves to travel. She is one of the newest additions to the STS AeroStaff ADS department and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theater from Catawba College. When Alicia is not at work, it’s likely that you’ll find her at rehearsal or performing on stage.

When asked about her experience working for STS thus far, Alicia said, “STS is really a gleaming jewel of a company. It balances excellent business standards with a personal family-like environment, which I believe is the reason we’re so efficient and the best at what we do! I couldn’t be happier working here with such wonderful and passionate people.”


DJ1David Jones — IT Specialist at STS Component Solutions

David Jones is originally from Jamaica. He moved to the states in 1985 and lived in Ft. Lauderdale for close to 20 years. David now resides in Port Saint Lucie, and he enjoys traveling and fishing when the weather permits.

David started working for STS in the early part of 2014 and when asked to describe his experience with the company thus far, he stated, “If I had to describe my work experience in one word, that word we be ‘phenomenal.’ STS is by far one of the best companies I have ever worked for.”


IMG_3136333031778Michael Tabaczynski — Customer Support Representative at STS Component Solutions

Michael originally hails from the Queen City of Buffalo, New York. He moved to Florida three and a half years ago and has been working in the aviation field for nearly six years.

In his spare time, Micheal enjoys playing sports and hanging out by the pool. He is also a passionate Buffalo sports fan, a fact that makes him a die-hard loyalist when it comes to the Buffalo Bills and Sabres.

When asked to summarize his experience working for STS, Michael said, “I’m excited about the great opportunity I have here at STS Component Solutions supporting one of our largest accounts, Delta Air Lines. I am also proud to be a part of such a great organization.”


WhitneyWhitney Rockey — Compliance Specialist at STS AeroStaff Services

In addition to being one of the newest employees at STS AeroStaff Services, Whitney is proudly pursuing an advanced degree in Business Administration. She is originally from a small town in Tennessee called Dickson, which is located about 45 minutes outside of Nashville.

When Whitney is not busy at work or studying for exams, she loves to bake and spend time with both family and friends.

When asked about her experience working for STS, Whintey said “I’ve really enjoyed my time here and look forward to growing with the company.”



Amorina Plaza — Benefits Specialist at STS Aviation Group

Amorina (AKA: Mori) has a degree in Business Administration and is originally from Buenos Aires. She moved to Florida in 2001 to take a job working in the Human Resources and Payroll Department for Marriott Hotels.

After moving to Jensen Beach (STS’ home base of operations), Mori discovered an amazing opportunity to join the STS family and says she “couldn’t be happier.”

When Mori is not at work, she likes spending her free time with family and friends while also traveling as much as possible.


Profile_PicChris Gates — IT Specialist at STS Aviation Group

Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology from River State College, Chris spends a good portion of his time outside of the office attending classes and studying for exams. He is in a long-term relationship, has a soon-to-be six-year-old daughter named Abigal and loves working with computers.

In his role at STS, Chris is responsible for basic troubleshooting, equipment purchasing and setup, access management and working with end-users to ensure proper system functionality.

When asked about his experience working for STS these past few months, Chris said “I really enjoy working for STS. I feel like its employees are treated very well, and everyone on the team is accepting and supportive.  In the future, I hope to continue with school, apply the knowledge gained from my every day duties and become a more valuable member of the IT Department and STS team.”


FednaFedna Dasilva — Warehouse Assistant at STS Component Solutions

Fedna is originally from New York City. He works out of our components warehouse in Palm City, Florida, and spends his days ensuring that the aircraft parts we ship/receive all pass a rigorous inspection process.

When asked to describe his experience working for STS so far, he said, “STS is a great company to work for. The people on my team are fantastic, and I am so glad the company offers its employees the highest quality medical coverage/benefits. I could ask for anything more.”


RoseChristian Rose – Building Superintendent at STS Aviation Group

Christian hails from Fort Pierce, Florida, but spent much of his childhood living in various cities throughout the country.

He joins STS Aviation Group as its Building Superintendent, and we consider him a jack of all trades.

When not at work, Christian likes to spend his free time at the beach enjoying the fine Florida sun.

Asked about his impressions working for STS so far, Christian said, “I really enjoy working for a company that treats its employees like family. I hope to here for a long time.”