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ASA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for overseeing the management of the Association as well as developing the long-term financial and strategic plans. Directors devote a substantial amount of their personal time to ensure the success of the Association. Directors must be from a Regular Member that sells aircraft parts. There are four quarterly meetings as well as frequent conference calls between the meetings. The Board of Directors is a volunteer board and as such ASA does not pay for the expense associated with attending the quarterly meetings. The Board of Directors is also responsible for appointing the following officers: President, Corporate Secretary and Corporate Treasurer.

In 2019 there was a change to the ByLaws that impacted the length of the term of an elected Director with the intent that election terms migrate to a three-year term with elections for three Directors each year. This change will take place over the 2019 and 2020 election periods. In 2019 there was an election for six Directors, with three serving two-year terms and three serving three-year terms. Click here to see a chart with the Director name; whether appointed or elected; and term expiration date.

Additional information about Director responsibilities are detailed in the Bylaws. If you have questions about become a Director, consider contacting a current Directors.

John Gattasse
Customer Support Director
Airbus Americas
Phone: 703-326-3614

About John

John Gattasse possesses 25 years of experience in the aerospace industry in senior commercial global roles encompassing sales & marketing, business development, supply chain, airline/cargo operations and general management. He is currently with Airbus and was previously with Satair, ARC (Aircraft Radio Corp.), AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics), Meggitt, TIMET (Titanium Metals Corp.), Rolls-Royce, TRW, Saudi Arabian Airlines and American World Aviation (an Evergreen Airlines company). 

As Customer Support Director at Airbus, John is leading as the Voice of the Customer, ensuring customer satisfaction and supporting the airlines throughout the aircraft lifecycle from Entry into Service to the End of Operation.

As Head of Sales Latin America at Satair, John led a team of professionals and coached them to develop mature, strategic, and positive long-term relationships with senior executives in the region.

As CEO of ARC Avionics Corporation, John was brought on board to lead the organization with overall responsibility for management, finance, operations, engineering, sales, HR, IT, quality and continuous improvement.

Prior, the majority of John’s career was spent with TRW and Rolls-Royce. During John’s employ with Rolls-Royce, he held several positions of increasing responsibility including Director of Airline Sales, Director of CorporateCare and Business Development Executive.

John is married with 2 children, is originally from Brazil and was educated in the US. He possesses a BA from Queens College and a MBA from St. John’s University, both in New York.

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Corporate Officers

Michele Dickstein


Jason Dickstein

Corporate Secretary

Reynaldo Roche

Corporate Treasurer

Jeanne Meade

Corporate Officer, Committee to Safeguard Impartiality