December 4, 2023

Aviation Industry Leader Robert Cords Set to Lead ATS

Everett, Washington (December 4, 2023) – Aviation Technical Services (ATS) today announced the appointment of its new CEO, Robert Cords. Rob replaces Paul Dolan, who left ATS in November.

Rob joins ATS from Wheels Up where he served as Executive Vice President of Fleet Operations and Infrastructure, overseeing maintenance programs related to its Part 135 charter operations and Part 145 repair station. Earlier, Rob was President of MRO Holdings, a leading global provider of airframe maintenance and modification solutions. Prior experience also includes President of Airlines and Fleets at StandardAero, overseeing its largest aircraft engine maintenance division.

“Rob brings an analytical, yet energizing approach to his leadership style, one that will serve ATS customers and its employees well,” stated Matt Yerbic, Executive Board Chairman. “He brings a balanced perspective, ensuring the customer experience and operational requirements are forefront.”

Yerbic continued, “On behalf of our entire Board, I thank Paul for leading ATS through some of the most challenging times the industry has ever faced. We wish him and his family the best.”

Rob holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Indiana University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He will be based in Fort Worth, TX, at ATS’s component repair facility near DFW International Airport.

About ATS:

For more than 50 years, ATS has been providing industry-leading, comprehensive MRO and support services for aircraft and OEMs. It is focused on making the MRO process better through reducing span times, increasing mechanic efficiency, improving airline operational performance, and lowering overall costs through repair prevention strategies.

ATS offerings include:

  • Airframe Services: Heavy maintenance and modification
  • Component Repair: Providing repair services and rotable exchange options for accessories, composites, electrical and fuel components, engine mounts, flight control surfaces, hydraulics, pneumatics, and structures
  • Engineering Solutions: PMA parts, STC offerings, as well as design and repair engineering
  • Ranger Asset Management: Component part sales/USM, consignment, and inventory distribution services available for virtually every commercial airframe and engine platform. Also includes asset acquisition and teardown activities

For more information, please visit: atsmro.com, follow @atsmrotech on Twitter, and join ATS on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Sherry Cole Bergstrom
Director of Marketing, PR and Communications
Phone: +1 425 423 3037