The Apex Aviation Leadership Team
Apex Aviation is a company of aviation excellence. We've been privileged to play a role in helping thousands of customers in the aviation community with their aviation maintenence needs.
Since we carefully select each of our technicians based on their experience and merits, we have built a team that continues to allow Apex Aviation to maintain an exceptional standard of excellence.
Equally important, we've helped shape and define what aircraft maintenance is supposed to offer. Our services, quality of work and excellent customer service make us stand out above the rest. We credit our success and reputation to the strength, knowledge and character of our people.
Henderson Executive Airport (KHND)
Scott Bullock started his aviation career in the United States Air Force as an Aircraft Electrical and Environment Systems Specialist ensuring the aircraft were working at the optimal conditions and the Airmen were safe. His job duties included maintenance of crucial items from cabin pressurization to engine control including all of the electrical, heating, air conditioning, and oxygen systems.
Scott retired from the USAF in 2006.
When asked what he was most proud of, Scott replied, “I am most proud of the relationships I've built, both personally and professionally. Everyone has had a hand in the success of this company, and it takes everyone’s contributions to continue that success.” When looking to hire team members, Scott looks for integrity and passion. He does not hire clock punchers, “They have to want to be here.”
With over 30-years of experience, Jose Naranjo has worked on a wide variety of aircraft including Gulfstream II, III, IV, Hawker 800a, and Challenger 600 series and holds an Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) mechanics license.
Jose has been able to help move the needle to the right at Apex because of his vast experience and his managerial style.
Jose is a very well-respected mentor, an educated teacher and an influential leader amongst our maintenance team.
Richard Wengjen - Chief Inspector
Raised in New York and graduated from Aviation High School in 1975 with his high school diploma and his A&P certificate. Richard worked for Speeds Flying Service right out of school and went to work for several different companies including the nationally known Skytypers East.
He moved to the Chicago area in the very early 80’s and started working for Priester Aviation where he worked up the ladder to Chief Inspector, Quality Control Manager, and Assistant Shop Supervisor. He married his current wife, Terri, and after 18 years they both work in the aviation field. After 25 years in Chicago, they moved to the Las Vegas Area in 2005.
Working for a small flight school at first, he went on to work for Maverick Airlines for 11 years as the Director of Maintenance. He was also Director of Maintenance for NV Jets and is currently the Chief Inspector for Apex Aviation.
"After 44 years in aviation, I feel it has been a wonderful life"
Victor Gonzales - Avionics Manager
Victor Gonzales hails from the great state of Texas. After a 2-year stint in the mid-west, Victor came to Apex Aviation as our Avionics Manager in which he has raised the bar in everyway.
After 40 years in the Avionics field, Victor has shown integrity and professionalism in every company he has worked with. He plays a vital role in maintaining the vision of excellence, not only to our customers...but to our technicians, ensuring the company runs smoothly while embracing the power of teamwork and mentorship.
Victor has always had a passion for aviation and has worked on many different aircraft including Gulfstream, Beechcraft, KingAir, and Falcons.
Gary Wallace - Marketing/Training Manager/IT
Gary Wallace has been with Apex Aviation since February 2018 and has held many positions over the last 30 years of his career. He worked as a Helicopter Cameraman for NBC Sports in New York and WLS in Chicago, Senior Business Analyst / Video Services Manager for Whirlpool Corporation, Studio Manager for KSNV-NBC in Las Vegas and Director of Marketing for Solutions Recovery, Monarch Sky and Sky Combat Ace respectively.
Gary has Bachelors degree in Business Administration and an Associates degree in Graphic Arts. He also holds Network +, A+ Technician, Server +, and Security + Certifications.
North Las Vegas Airport (KVGT)
Val Sutherland - Site Manager
Val Sutherland comes to us with the military, airline and general aviation experience. In the navy, he was an Aircraft Hydraulic Systems Specialist, working primarily on F-14 Tomcats and as aircrew on the anti-radar aircraft EA-6B Prowlers.
While in the Navy, he earned his degree in Aviation Sciences.
He has held various aviation maintenance positions with United Airlines, American Spirit Helicopters, and Grand Canyon Airlines before coming to Apex Aviation in April of 2017.