Our Team

Leadership Team and Aery Core Values

Core Values

The Aery Aviation Leadership Team:

Scott Beale

Scott Beale, A&P, ATP

Executive Vice President,Chief Operating Officer

Aviation professional and entrepreneur Scott Beale has more than 25 years of experience growing successful aviation businesses. His entrepreneurial success includes developing, owning, and managing multiple startup businesses with responsibility for all facets of operations, human capital management, sales and marketing, finance, customer relations and brand development. Scott Beale currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Aery Aviation and its subsidiaries. 

He previously held executive positions in various aviation firms including as Senior Vice President of Sales and Corporate Development at Tempus Applied Solutions and CEO and President of Aerodynamics Incorporated and FlightWorks. Skilled in negotiation, operations management, management, customer service, and strategic planning, Scott is a strong business development professional who has worked in several roles across many organizations including sales, business operations, maintenance, modifications, integrations, and flight operations. 

He is a licensed commercial multi-engine pilot with type ratings in Gulfstream and Citation aircraft and experience in multiple aircraft types, holds a commercial rotor wing license and is a certified airframe and power plant mechanic. He earned his bachelor's degree in aviation business management from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

Steve Walton

Steve Walton, DER, IA

Chief Executive Officer

A 45-year aerospace visionary and executive, Steve Walton is a founding member of Aery Aviation and currently serves as Aery’s Chief Executive Officer. An expert in aircraft alterations and modifications, Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) with emphasis on Secure Data and Embassy Communications, Steve is also an FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER), Inspection Authorization (IA)/Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic, 135 Director of Maintenance, and an Aircraft Pilot/Flight Engineer Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

Steve leads by example and unselfishly shares his knowledge to complete unique, high-end aircraft that exceed the customer expectations. An energized partner in business, he has served in executive roles for several organizations including Tempus Applied Solutions, BaySys Technologies, and Decrane Aerospace.

A United States Navy veteran, Steve earned his Aerospace Engineering degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

Robert Dynan

Robert Dynan, MBA

Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management 

A talented operations, management, and logistics executive, Bob Dynan has 30 years of production management experience and 23+ years of financial and supply chain management experience spanning austere, remote location maintenance, and flight operations to mission modification production management.

He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA), Operations Management and Supervision from Harvard Business School and his bachelor's degree in Aviation/Airway Management and Operations from Auburn University.

Larry Hecht

Larry Hecht

Vice President of Flight Operations

An accomplished executive with more than 38 years of leadership experience in Air Carrier operations and corporate flight operations, Larry currently serves as Aery Aviation's Vice President of Flight Operations.

Throughout his career, he has served various organizations in several roles including as Pilot in Command, Instructor Pilot in aircraft and simulators, a Proficiency Check Airmen and Line Check Airmen, an FAA Designated Pilot Examiner, Chief Pilot, and Director of Operations Part 121, 125 and Part 135. Larry has also written numerous aviation manuals for Part 121, 125 and 135 operations. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot certificate with numerous type ratings. Larry’s hobbies include boating, motorcycling, and hanging out at the beach. 

Steve Pakusch

Steve Pakusch

Vice President of Technical Services

United States Air Force veteran, Steve brings a wealth of valuable experience to Aery having served more than 22 years in various roles for the Air Force. Joining Aery in November of 2021 as the Quality Manager, Steve was promoted to Director of Compliance in September 2022 and then VP of Technical Services in August of 2023.

Before joining Aery, Steve was a Quality Manager with Boeing on the VC-25B “Next Generation Airforce One” program. Steve entered the USAF as an Aerospace Propulsion Apprentice and went on to hold roles as a Flying Crew Chief, Quality Assurance Chief Inspector, Engine Manager, Production Superintendent, and completed his military career as a Propulsion Program Manager at HQ Air Combat Command.

Misty Reinhardt

Misty Reinhardt, SHRM-CP, BSB-HR

Director of Human Resources

A dynamic Human Resources professional with a demonstrated history of strategic planning, analytics, and benefits administration, Misty has 15 years of Human Resources experience across various industries. A passionate leader who specializes in employment law, compliance, and organizational development, Misty joined Aery Aviation in 2021 as the Director of Human Resources.

Misty believes in solutions that help companies harness the full power of one of their most valuable assets- their people, and in empowering and motivating employees to realize their full potential. She has previously held human resources roles as director, manager, administrator and supervisor for organizations including AIT, Surge Force, 9th Way Solutions, CTR Group, and Kelly Services.

Misty currently holds a Society for Human Resources Management Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certification. She is working on her Master of Business Administration in Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration from Liberty University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business with Human Resources Management cognate from University of Phoenix, as well as an Associate of Arts in Business Administration and Management from Western International University. While working full-time, Misty also spent three years serving her community as a Volunteer EMT and currently holds a VA-EMT-B certification.

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