Team

Rectrix Aviation & Rectrix Aerodrome Centers are companies focused on the safety, quality, and service of its clients’ aircraft. Our leadership team works to provide clients with concise and exemplary services that save you time, energy and money.

Dr. Thomas J. Russell

Chairman, Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services, Inc.

Richard Cawley

CEO, Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services, Inc.

Richard Cawley currently serves as CEO of Rectrix Commercial Aviation Services, Inc. Mr. Cawley has over 25 years of experience in the operational and corporate levels of business operations as Founder and President of First Electric Co., Inc., which was purchased in 2000. Mr. Cawley has exceptional business skills and a vast amount of experience in managing a large workforce of employees while generating multi-million dollar revenues. He was selected to appear in the 1992 edition of Leaders in American Innovation and has been featured in numerous aviation publications.

 

Paul Foley

CEO, Rectrix Aviation

As CEO for Rectrix Aviation, Mr. Foley is responsible for overseeing the aviation division and launching its scheduled airline service. He also will be managing  the commuter airline service between Hyannis, MA and Nantucket, MA which Rectrix has applied to operate through the Department of Transportation. Mr. Foley has held numerous executive leadership roles in aviation and global businesses, including experience with startups, rapid growth, mergers, acquisitions and turnarounds. He comes to Rectrix from Mesa Air Group, where he has been Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2008. Prior to Mesa, Foley held the positions of President and CEO of MAIR Holdings (formerly Mesaba Holdings) and Chairman and CEO of Big Sky Airlines. His other past leadership positions include roles with Atlas Air, LSG Sky Chefs and American Airlines.

Ashley Watts

President

Ms. Watts was named President in February 2015 and has served Rectrix in positions of increasing responsibility, including V.P. Administration & Finance, since joining it in November 2008 from Florida Regional Title Services, where she served as an escrow officer. She holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of South Florida.

Kevin Bradley

VP of Operations

During his fifteen years in the aviation industry, Bradley has held numerous high-level positions, including five years as General Manager of AirFlyte, Inc and two years as General Manager of Rectrix Aerodrome Centers, Inc. at Barnstable Municipal Airport (Rectrix KHYA).  In these and other management roles, Bradley was able to cultivate high-quality customer service and organizational skills. Bradley’s responsibilities at Rectrix include supervision of the company’s operational duties and procedures, many of which he authored during his time as General Manager of Rectrix KHYA.  In addition to these tasks, Bradley will manage all FBO and Aviation Operations throughout the company.

Brian Sansiveri

Director of Operations

Mr. Sansiveri, who holds an Air Transport Pilot certificate and has logged more than 6,000 flight hours, joined Rectrix in 2015. He co-founded and acted as Director of Operations for JETEX, a six-aircraft, Part 135 operator in West Palm Beach, FL from 2011 to 2015. He also served as Director of Operations for Jetsmart in Stratford, CT and with several different aviation businesses as a pilot, check pilot, and a flight instructor. Mr. Sansiveri began his aviation career as a Beech 1900C first officer with Gulfstream International in 1996 after flight training at the American Flyers College in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Chris Kelly

Charter Sales

Mike Lavertue

Director of Maintenance

Mr. Lavertue holds an A&P license and has been employed at Part 145 repair station AirFlyte and at Rectrix (which owns AirFlyte) since 2007, most recently as Maintenance Controller.

Kevin Cooke

Chief Pilot

John Goglia

Director of Safety & Security

With more than 40 years experience in the aviation industry, John was the first and only Airframe and Powerplant mechanic to receive a presidential appointment to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). He served from August 1995 to June 2004. Prior to Rectrix, Mr. Goglia held numerous positions in the airline industry. He started as a mechanic for United Airlines and eventually joined Allegheny, which became USAir. Additionally, he was involved for more than 20 years as a union flight safety representative on accident investigation teams. There, he developed a safety program for his union, the International Association of Machinists, and was its representative for NTSB investigations. For twelve years, he operated his own aircraft service company. Aviation Week & Space Technology awarded him a coveted 2004 Laurel for his outstanding service as an NTSB Board member.