DAYTON, Ohio – PSA Airlines has appointed two new officers to its executive leadership team. Both positions will report directly to PSA President, Dion Flannery.
Gary Pratt, Vice President – Maintenance and Engineering
Gary Pratt joins PSA Airlines as Vice President – Maintenance and Engineering. With nearly 30 years of commercial aviation experience, Pratt started his career as an aircraft technician with Delta Air Lines, where he served the majority of his career in various management positions in the maintenance organization. He joins the PSA team from Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation where he most recently served as Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering. In his role, Pratt will oversee all of the operations and administration of the Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Department. Pratt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Management from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Pratt is succeeding Kevin Reinhalter, who is retiring from PSA after 14 years with the airline.
Margaret Soda, Vice President – Human Resources
Margaret Soda has been appointed to Vice President – Human Resources and will oversee all functions of the department, including employee relations, recruiting, compensation, benefits, retirement programs, internal and external communications, and community relations. Soda joins PSA Airlines from Clearwater Paper where she oversaw human resources for the company’s Neenah, Wisconsin facility. She has 14 years of human resources experience, including human resources management at ConAgra Foods and seven years at Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation where she held the Managing Director of Human Resources position. Soda earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Human Resources from University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
“Gary and Margaret represent the talent that PSA is looking for to lead our airline into the future,” said Dion Flannery, President of PSA Airlines. “They are highly respected individuals in the aviation industry and PSA is thrilled to have them as part of our team.”
About PSA Airlines
PSA Airlines operates an all-jet fleet consisting of exclusively Bombardier regional jet aircraft. The company’s 2,500 employees operate nearly 700 daily flights to nearly 90 destinations. Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, PSA also has flight crew bases located in Dayton, Cincinnati, Ohio, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA has maintenance facilities in Dayton and Canton, Ohio and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport and Charlotte, North Carolina. PSA operates 35 Bombardier CRJ200 aircraft, 26 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and 53 Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The airline expects to add additional Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft and Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft to its fleet in the next two years, bringing its fleet count to 150.