Get to Know the DASI Team

Get to Know the DASI Team

Meet the leadership team that continually takes our company to new heights.

Board of Directors

John Dziuba CEO (P) +1 305 234 2333
  • Over 25 years aviation asset valuation, acquisition, management, marketing, and sales experience
  • Extensive airframe and engine technical knowledge
  • Sole shareholder
  • Founded DASI in 1993 with $3,000 in seed capital, building the corporate infrastructure and proprietary inventory management software system from the ground up
  • YPO member
  • Private Pilot
  • Senior Advisor with Amur Capital Group
Rhod Gibson President (P) +1 305 234 2333

Rhod has over 20 years of operations and transaction experience focused particularly in aerospace and defense. He is a UK/US dual national and an approved person under the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Rhod is a Partner with London-based NewMarket Partners Limited.

Prior to joining DASI, Rhod held the position of Chief Restructuring Officer at Aero Inventory Plc., a UK-listed aircraft inventory management business facing huge challenges following its bankruptcy in 2009. Hired by the Administrators (KPMG), Rhod led the restructuring of the business and arranged the sale to DASI in 2013.

Earlier in his career, Rhod trained as an engineer with Rolls-Royce Plc. in the UK. After studying for his MBA in the US, Rhod worked in various senior roles at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines in the US, Middle East and Europe. While at Pratt, he worked in the large commercial engine overhaul group and led an engineering team designing the early versions of the PW6000 geared turbofan (now the PW1000G).

On returning to the UK, Rhod spent time advising early stage technology and healthcare businesses before joining BAE Systems Plc where, as Director of Group Strategy and M&A, he led the disposal of BAE’s Aerostructures business to Spirit Aerosystems. Subsequently he was appointed Transformation Director of BAE’s £300m t/o Munitions business and was part of the team that turned the business around over an 18-month period and negotiated a long-term agreement with the UK MoD.

Rhod holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol in the UK and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He was also a founding trustee of Operation Smile UK, a charity that provides reconstructive facial surgery for children and young adults in developing countries.

David Sisson Board Member

David Sisson founded The Rosemary Group, LLC, in 2011 following a highly successful career in the commercial and defense aviation industry. David brings his insight and extensive senior management experience to help organizations develop strategy, advance leadership and organizational development and mentoring/coaching. He partners with private equity and corporate clients to evaluate potential deals and to execute post-merger integration.

Prior to establishing The Rosemary Group, David was President and Chief Executive Officer of AirLiance Materials. One of the original founders, he was instrumental in developing and refining the strategies and management dynamics that propelled the company from start-up in mid-1998 to industry leadership within three years. Under his guidance, AirLiance Materials redefined the basic business model within its business segment. AirLiance grew to become an integral supply chain partner to the world’s leading air transport operators and the most successful distributor of its type. He tried to retire in December 2011.

Executive Team

John Dziuba CEO (P) +1 305 234 2333
  • Over 25 years aviation asset valuation, acquisition, management, marketing, and sales experience
  • Extensive airframe and engine technical knowledge
  • Sole shareholder
  • Founded DASI in 1993 with $3,000 in seed capital, building the corporate infrastructure and proprietary inventory management software system from the ground up
  • YPO member
  • Private Pilot
  • Senior Advisor with Amur Capital Group
Rhod Gibson President (P) +1 305 234 2333

Rhod has over 20 years of operations and transaction experience focused particularly in aerospace and defense. He is a UK/US dual national and an approved person under the UK Financial Conduct Authority. Rhod is a Partner with London-based NewMarket Partners Limited.

Prior to joining DASI, Rhod held the position of Chief Restructuring Officer at Aero Inventory Plc., a UK-listed aircraft inventory management business facing huge challenges following its bankruptcy in 2009. Hired by the Administrators (KPMG), Rhod led the restructuring of the business and arranged the sale to DASI in 2013.

Earlier in his career, Rhod trained as an engineer with Rolls-Royce Plc. in the UK. After studying for his MBA in the US, Rhod worked in various senior roles at Pratt and Whitney Aircraft Engines in the US, Middle East and Europe. While at Pratt, he worked in the large commercial engine overhaul group and led an engineering team designing the early versions of the PW6000 geared turbofan (now the PW1000G).

On returning to the UK, Rhod spent time advising early stage technology and healthcare businesses before joining BAE Systems Plc where, as Director of Group Strategy and M&A, he led the disposal of BAE’s Aerostructures business to Spirit Aerosystems. Subsequently he was appointed Transformation Director of BAE’s £300m t/o Munitions business and was part of the team that turned the business around over an 18-month period and negotiated a long-term agreement with the UK MoD.

Rhod holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol in the UK and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. He was also a founding trustee of Operation Smile UK, a charity that provides reconstructive facial surgery for children and young adults in developing countries.

Andrew Pye Executive Vice President (P) +1 305 234 2333

Andrew has twenty years of senior management and executive level experience in growing and improving businesses within the commercial aviation sector. An engineering graduate, with both Master and Bachelor degrees from the University of Cambridge, Andrew has led international businesses in all parts of the Supply Chain. Andrew has a focus on delivering excellence for customers. Having managed programs to introduce new components, run business units in major manufacturing companies, built, managed and developed significant operations throughout Europe, Asia and Australia, Andrew is responsible for bringing continuous improvement to DASI, our Customers and our supply chain.

Ernie Sanchez Vice President Finance (P) +1 305 234 2333
  • 10 years aviation accounting experience
  • Substantial experience with the demanding financial reporting required with a sophisticated asset-based lender
  • Previously worked in tax departments of several small to mid-size public accounting firms
  • Bachelor’s degree from the School of Accounting at Florida International University
  • Master’s degree in accounting from the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University
Claus Schnau Vice President Business Development - Americas (P) +1 305 234 2333
  • Over 20 years’ aircraft marketing experience
  • Manage more than 25 Airline and MRO customer relationships throughout Eastern Europe
  • 10+ years of investment experience (former investment advisor at Paine Webber and Merrill Lynch)
Chris Glascock Vice President Purchasing (P) +1 305 234 2333
  • Over 16 years’ commercial aviation experience in various asset management and purchasing roles for Hubair, Tradewinds Aircraft Services, Volvo Aero Services, and Mach 2 Corp
  • Manage APU lease pool (owned by DALI), including purchase, marketing, lease negotiations, repairs, logistics, and insurance for all APUS
Collin Trupp Vice President Business Development – Europe/Middle East/Asia (P) +1 305 234 2333
  • Responsible for all Group activities in the Asia Pacific region
  • Twenty years’ experience in business development and supply chain roles, including running aviation spares and inventory management businesses, working closely with airlines such as Qantas and All Nippon Airways, and MROs including Air Canada Technical Services, HAECO, and SR Technics
  • Global experience providing unique perspective on challenges facing all businesses in managing and improving their supply chain, particularly in commercial aircraft maintenance and associated parts supply operations
Nick Chambers Chief Operating Officer (P) +1 305 234 2333
David Renk Global Sales Director (P) +1 305 234 2333
Louise Powell Director of Financial Planning & Analysis (P) +1 305 234 2333

Careers

Whether you are interested in a new career in aviation or you are a seasoned industry veteran, we encourage you to explore our current job openings.

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Europe: +44 (0) 20-8447-3436
AOG: +1 866-521-9307

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