Leadership Team

John Titus - President
John Titus graduated from St. Thomas College, Kozhencherry, Kerala in 1971 with a degree in Economics.  Soon after, he moved to the United States to continue his studies in Aeronautical Technology.  After receiving his degree and license from the FAA, he worked for a small firm as the Manager of Overhaul for 10 years.  In 1984, John founded Aero Controls, Inc., an FAA certified repair station headquartered near Seattle, Washington. Over the years, his company has earned high prestige for quality products and services with a mission to provide the aviation industry with quality aircraft parts and service at a reasonable price. With John’s focus on responsible teamwork and innovative techniques, the company has grown and improved on many levels, thus carving an enviable niche for itself. Along with financial and developmental success, John’s strong focus on humanitarian services at Aero Controls is reflected in the community outreach programs and environmental involvement that continue to be an integral part of the company today. 
Mike Olesik - Chief Executive Officer
Mike is responsible for the company’s total business and FAA compliance. He is well qualified for the position with forty-three years of aviation experience. He has held senior level positions at various Airlines, OEM’s, Parts Distribution Companies, and MROs in his career. Mike hails from New York City and is a graduate of Long Island University holding a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mike started his career in 1979 working as a Stores Clerk at Seaboard World Airlines at JFK International Airport and worked his way upward. In 2013, Mike joined Aero Controls, Inc. as the COO, having come from Air France Industries/KLM’s Aero Maintenance Group where he held a similar role for their five North American FAA Repair Stations. In 2014 Mike was promoted to his present position previously held by the founder and owner of the company who he now reports to, ensuring the continuity of the historic ideals that has made the company a true success story.             
Brian Thomas - Vice President of Maintenance
Brian joined Aero Controls in April 1986, bringing over 13 years of Aviation Maintenance and Management experience from Tramco, Winair, Boeing and the United States Air Force. Brian began his career in aviation having graduated with his FAA Airframe and Powerplant license, later earning his Associates and Bachelor’s Degrees in Aviation. Brian currently provides leadership in the Aero Control’s team spearheading the Maintenance Operations areas for the companies FAA Certificated and EASA accepted Repair Station. In addition, Brian heads up the ISO Certification and Safety/Environmental programs for the company. His main focus is providing our worldwide customers with the highest quality repair services to meet their scheduled needs.
Tiffany Trieschmann - Director of Employee Relations
Tiffany joined Aero Controls in March 2016 and as the Director of Employee Relations, she is responsible for compensation and benefits management, recruitment, employee relations, payroll, training, employment law, and facilitating the wellness program utilized by the employees. With over 6 years’ experience in human resources and her previous experience in different roles and industries, Tiffany can apply her wide scope of knowledge in sourcing talented staff for various roles within the company. Tiffany holds a SHRM-CP through the Society for Human Resource Management.
Sam Thurnau - Controller
Sam joined Aero Controls in August 2023 bringing over 20 years of accounting experience and 10 plus years of executive management experience from the heavy duty truck industry,  Sam graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Central Washington University and began working as a general ledger accountant and entered into a management role with a prior company in 2009.  Sam completed his executive MBA from Washington State University in 2023