Management Team


Patrick J. Connell - GM

Pat ConnellPatrick serves as the General Manager of Jet Yard for the Marana, AZ operation.  Patrick is responsible for the daily operation of the facility in Marana, including coordinating dismantling activities, storage operations, and interacting with customers to continue to grow Jet Yard as the premier facility in the Southwest.

Working in a family fixed base operation in Iowa gave Patrick experience in all phases of aviation.  After graduating from high school Patrick joined the Army for 3 years as a UH-1H helicopter crew chief, spending time in Korea and Colorado.  Commercial aviation experience was gained at Pan Am, ATA, and Northwest airlines as a mechanic and supervisor in engine overhaul and aircraft line maintenance.  Over 10 years was spent at a 145 facility as the accountable manager for teardown, storage, and heavy maintenance.  Overall Patrick has 40 years of experience in the aviation field.

Patrick is an A&P mechanic with an A.A.S. degree in Aviation Maintenance.

Office: (520) 308-8745

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David W. Bixler - President

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Dave serves as President of Jet Yard and has been with the company since its inception date of October 2014. His responsibilities include managing all aspects of the company’s business operations and customer engagements.

Prior to Jet Yard, Dave served as a senior enlisted Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) with the United States Air Force & Minnesota Air National Guard for 29 years, and worked for Northwest Airlines for 16 years.

Dave’s past aviation experience includes Commercial and Military Aviation Management, Engineering, Quality Assurance and extensive jet engine maintenance at remote worldwide locations. Dave has been deployed in the Middle East multiple times as an aviation subject matter expert for the United States Air Force.

Dave holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Metropolitan State University, AAS degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Community College of the Air Force and a FAA Airframe & Power plant License.

Office: (952) 224-2426 x1

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Kristina Wilson- Controller

As Controller for Jet Yard, Kristina will direct all accounting functions, assist in cultivating strong customer relations and work with the Jet Yard team to devleop strong marketing strategies that are in line with Jet Yards Core Values. Kristina will also oversee the departments of human resources and personnel development.

Kristina holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting and has many years of experience in Senior Executive Management.

She is actively involved with NAWBO, the Tucson Metro Chamber and the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as Habitat for Humanity.

Office: (520) 300-0563

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