The Team Behind The Scenes

Our trusted team works hard to meet your needs

We want to make sure your experience with Whitewind is the best it can be. We ensure quality, safety , and communication every step of the way.


John Watts
Director of Operations

John is an ATP rated Pilot, Captain on Global and Challenger aircraft as well as a Licensed A&P Technician. John is responsible for day-to-day aircraft operations and flight crew oversight. Interfaces with the FAA on regulatory issues.

Chad Decker
Director of Aviation

Chad is responsible for the total company operation and directs the safe, efficient and effective use of company resources to deliver the highest quality service. He is an ATP rated pilot and serves as Captain on both the Global and Challenger aircraft.

Dave Tripodi
Director of Maintenance

Dave is responsible for the airworthiness of The Whitewind Company fleet of Part 91 and Part 135 aircraft. He has over 45 years of aviation experience and holds an A&P License with Inspection Authorization. Dave directs and manages aircraft maintenance operations and ensures compliance with FAA regulations. 

Steve Chernik

Steve has been with the company since 1996, with over 25 years of private aviation experience. He has been an integral part in the success of Whitewind. Steve supervises all financial affairs and manages a staff of personnel responsible for daily office operations.

Matt Pietrowski
Chief Pilot

Matt is responsible for the management of our Pilots and Flight Attendants. In addition to coordinating the schedule and overseeing training requirements, he is a Captain for the Global Express fleet. 

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Joe Corrado
Lead Planner

Joe has over 20 years of private aviation experience. He currently oversees the Planning Department and is responsible for ensuring flight schedules are adhered to and all logistical support is arranged.

Loredana Pietrini
Lead Flight Attendant

Loredana is responsible for Cabin Attendants inflight service training and orchestrating all passenger needs.  She leads by example with exceptional service and a continuous eye on cabin safety.

Brian Sutch
Director of Flight Standards

Brian has over 25 years experience in corporate aviation and flies regularly on the Challenger 604. He is responsible for the standardization and training of all company pilots and is the primary company liaison with the FAA.

Reinaldo Ortiz
Director of Safety

Reinaldo’s primary responsibility is the implementation of the Whitewind Company Safety Program. He is also responsible for safety protocols as they relate to ISBAO and WYVERN program requirements. He also flies as Captain on the Global Express series aircraft.

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