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STS Aviation Group Technology Team Executive Promotions

STS Aviation Group Technology Team Executive Promotions (1)

Rob Wire, Sr. Vice President of Information Technology

Rob Wire was recently promoted to Sr. Vice President of Information Technology.  He is a passionate IT Technology Leader who continually strives to build, and leverage, the most effective solutions to solve the strategic and tactical business initiatives for STS Aviation Group and its customers.

After serving four years in the Navy, Rob worked in IT through college, attained his private pilot license and completed a B.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida. Soon after, Rob joined STS as its first Database Administrator in January of 2001. 

Rob assumed the role of IT Manager for the company in 2002, and in 2004, he was promoted to the Director of IT; a role he held until 2008. Rob then worked his way up to Vice President of IT in 2009 before being promoted again into a VP role.

Rob’s day-to-day responsibilities include oversight of technology operations, planning, budgeting, and strategy for the organization’s entire technology stack.  Technology executives include the Vice President of Software Development, Vice President of Information Technology, and the Director of IT-UK; all of whom work with their respective teams in support of every front-facing STS division.

Today, Rob and his team manage all IT solutions including cloud integration, database management, proprietary custom software development, analytics reporting, data warehouse, systems, network security, infrastructure, and vendor relationships. In addition, Rob provides leadership, direction, support, professional development and guidance to the entire technology staff.  As a member of STS Aviation Group’s senior executive management team, Rob helps ensure the effective application of technology by addressing strategic business initiatives and opportunities.

 If Rob is not actively working with new technology, you can find him on the water sailing or assisting his daughter as she competes in sailboat regattas.

Josh Pierce, Vice President of Software Development:

Joshua Pierce, recently promoted to Vice President of Software Development, joined STS Aviation Group in 2015 and now leads a team of full-stack developers focused on cutting-edge software solutions and integrations on a cross-organizational scale.

The majority of his career has been spent leading engineering efforts in industries such as education, finance and marketing.

As a computer science graduate from Brown College in Minnesota, Josh enjoys navigating through complex software projects and making people smile.

Outside of work, you can find Josh joking around with his amazing wife, their two kids and beloved dog.

With his family and friends, Josh very much enjoys travelling, spending time outdoors, and competing over a board, card  and / or video games (things get heated).

He believes in teamwork and transparency and likes all kinds of music (including country). Josh lives by the motto, “The only thing better than having an ‘aha’ moment is playing a part in helping someone else have one, too.”

Nick Tornese, Vice President of Information Technology:

Nick Tornese, recently promoted to Vice President of Information Technology for STS Aviation Group, is an experienced IT professional with a results-oriented leadership style and hands-on technical skills. Nick has more than two decades of real-world problem solving and successful implementation of IT solutions experience that transcends STS Aviation Group’s business requirements.

Nick’s professional focus rests primarily on providing strategic direction and management of full-service IT organizations. In addition, a Master of Science in Finance from Georgia State University adds depth to Nick’s experience and skill set.

As the Vice President of Information Technology, Nick’s overall responsibilities comprise of managing IT infrastructure, database administration and overseeing end-user helpdesk support operations. He is committed to defining and implementing best practices, strategies, methodologies, policies, procedures and documentation needed to ensure the best in-class IT support delivery.

Nick also manages business acquisition tasks required to on-board employees, systems, and assets into STS’ corporate structure. Nick excels at hiring, developing, encouraging and evaluating high-performing IT personnel.

Nick’s career at STS Aviation Group began in 2016 as a Database Consultant. In 2017, he transitioned to the position of Enterprise Data Services Architect. In 2018, Nick was elevated to Director of IT and Data Services. Prior to his time with STS Aviation Group, Nick worked 15 years for Hewlett-Packard in a managed services capacity supporting many companies like P&G, Merrill Lynch, and the United States Defense Logistics Agency.

Welcoming Jarin Moses to the STS Aviation Group Family

Jarin Moses

When you find an amazing IT Systems Analyst, you offer them a job. So when we met Jarin Moses, that’s what we did. We offered him a job; one we are so glad that he accepted. Why are we so glad? Because Jaren is the man! He joins our team in Melbourne, Florida with a wealth of knowledge, years of practical experience and seriously great taste in movies! How do we know that he has great taste in movies? You’re going to have to read on to find out.

Question 1: Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

I am a dedicated IT Systems Analyst with certifications like Cisco CCNA, A+, and CompTIA Sec+. I’m also working on becoming an engineering professional with a B.S. degree in Network Operations and Security from Western Governors University.

Questions 2: What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

Hanging with the family, camping, swimming and soccer.

Question 3: What is your favorite movie of all time?

Princess Bride: “Aaaassss yoooouuuu wisssshhh!”

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Welcoming Colleen Cyr to the STS Aviation Group Family

Colleen Cyr (1)

If you stop and think about it, IT professionals are kind of like corporate America’s version of The Wizard of Oz. They are the lever pullers, the puppet masters and the dream makers. The work they do helps software functional flawlessly and keeps internal systems operating at maximum efficiency. And the great ones, teammates like Colleen Cyr, are always available to help in a pinch.

You see, IT professionals really are just like The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. He helped Dorothy and Toto just like IT helps all of you. And while you may never know what lies behind the curtain, trust in the fact that our IT team is always hard at work to make sure your journey through “Oz” is as smooth and enjoyable as it can be.

Good morning everyone, and welcome to the latest edition of our “Meet the Team” series. Today, it gives us great pleasure to formally introduce Colleen Cyr. Colleen joined STS Aviation Group earlier this week as an IT Systems Analysts stationed at our company’s aircraft base maintenance facility in Melbourne, Florida. And since much of our global workforce is still doing the remote-work thing, we wanted to pen this post in an effort to help you all get to know Colleen just a little bit better. To that end, we asked Colleen three questions, and her responses to those questions are offered below. 

We hope that you enjoy learning more about your new teammate, and Colleen, welcome to the family. We’re so excited to have you!

Question 1: Tell us a little about your professional background, education and / or experience?

I have 15 years of experience in the IT field. My previous position for the past 11 years was at a local MSP. I have worked in multiple positions, including service desk, project admin, project technicians, and internal system administration.

Questions 2: What do you like to do for fun when you are not working?

I have a lot of varied interests. Anything from hiking / running to traveling, exploring, board games, jigsaw puzzles as well as technology and cars.

Question 3: What is your favorite movie of all time, and why is it your favorite?

My favorite movie of all time is Fried Green Tomatoes (check out the movie trailer below). It is my favorite movie because it shows a sisterhood that a lot of women forget about as they age, and then life happens.

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