Our People

JULIE MYERS, PRESIDENT, Chief Executive Officer
Julie has been with the company since 2000, first in the role as Vice President of Finance and then appointed to the role of President and Chief Executive Officer in 2004. After several years of project management and heavy involvement in multiple certification programs, her role was expanded to the oversight and leadership of the Chippewa organization, including business development and market expansion. Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Wilmington with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Prior to her role at Chippewa, she spent several years in the financial industry, specializing in commercial lending and management of a large commercial bank. Julie is a licensed private pilot.

Chuck is the Vice President of Technical Services and the engineering genius behind Chippewa. As a graduate of the USAF Academy and former US Air Force Captain with over 15,000 flying hours, he brings more than two decades of aviation experience as a pilot, mechanic, Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR) and Designated Engineering Representative (DER) Authorizations. He was the founding member of the engineering department for Simmons Airlines, where he first developed a reputation in the aviation industry that is second to none. Over the years, he has developed extremely successful relationships with most airlines, avionics, aircraft manufacturers and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). In addition, during the past 25 years he has been directly involved in underwriting, designing and certifying STC’s (Supplemental Type Certificates) for the FAA. His expertise, combined with these relationships, makes him the perfect innovative visionary for Chippewa, which, in turn, makes Chippewa the ideal choice for any company seeking excellence, efficiency and responsive turnaround in aviation services. Chuck is a licensed ATP with type ratings in the Boeing 707 and Cessna Citation Series Aircraft.