Martinaire’s team consists of over 95 outstanding pilots, maintenance technicians, aircraft dispatchers, and more. To get in touch with a member of our team, please call 972-349-5700 or contact us via email at


Mitch Acker, President

Mitch joined Martinaire in 1993 and has been President and CEO of the company since 1999.




Pat Jemison, Director of Maintenance

Pat has been with Martinaire at our Lansing location since 2006. For the 22 years before becoming maintenance manager, Pat was an aircraft mechanic, shift lead, and manager. He has maintenance experience on numerous general aviation aircraft, gliders, and airliners.



Sandra Moritz, Parts/Purchasing Manager

Sandra joined Martinaire in 2013. Sandra has worked in the aviation community over 16 years. She went to Aviation High School and studied Aviation Products Marketing. Sandra also manages the Martinaire Shipping & Receiving department.



Milton Papadopoulos, Dallas Maintenance Manager & Controller

Milton has worked for Martinaire for 20 years and has over 25 years in aviation starting at Nile Safari Aviation in Africa in 1982. Milton started at Martinaire as an A&P Mechanic moving up the chain of command as a Lead Supervisor to eventually become Maintenance Manager/Controller.



Talena Penn, Dispatch Manager

Talena is a FAA licensed dispatcher and has been with Martinaire since 2010. She started working in aviation when she was 19 years old as a Mission Manager in the U.S. Air Force. After 5 years of service, Talena continued her aviation career and completed schooling to receive her FAA Dispatch License.



Alan Rusinowitz, Executive Vice President & COO

Alan is an ATP rated pilot and has been with Martinaire since 2000. He started working in aviation when he was 18 years old and has over 30 years of experience with all facets of the industry including passenger and cargo.



Darrell Sanders, Chief Inspector

Darrell has 25 years of experience in aviation maintenance, 22 of which have been spent with Martinaire. He joined Martinaire in February 1990 and has been Manager of Quality Control / Chief Inspector since February 2006. He is a licensed A&P and has Inspection Authorization.



Ellen Scott, VP of Finance

Ellen joined Martinaire in 2003. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Administration, Accounting and is a Certified Public Accountant.




Dane Smith, Chief Pilot 

Dane joined Martinaire in 2004. He has been flying for 40 years with 18 years in the industry accruing over 12,000 flight hours. After serving in various line pilot roles, Dane came to the office of Chief Pilot in 2015.