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PlaneTechs is the nation’s leading provider of contract aviation mechanics and technicians. We specialize in providing top talent to aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul and manufacturing companies in the commercial, government services, and business aviation sectors.

Our talent pool includes over 75,000 aviation technicians, many with extensive commercial and military backgrounds. Our recruiting process is driven by a sophisticated system that enables us to recruit, employ and dispatch a broad range of aviation employees quickly, seamlessly and reliably.

When it comes to finding work as an aviation mechanic, no one offers more jobs on more aircraft in more places than PlaneTechs. Our expert recruiters work side by side with our candidates to find them jobs that match their requirements while moving their careers forward.

PlaneTechs is a subsidiary of TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI), the largest industrial staffing company in North America.

Download and view the PlaneTechs Fact Sheet for more information about our company.


PlaneTechs' leadership team is comprised of industry-recognized experts in aviation staffing who, together, are committed to continuing the company's record of growth, profitability and client satisfaction.

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Tom Hodgins

SVP and General Manager

As senior leader of PlaneTechs, Tom oversees all areas of business operations including finance, business development, client service, recruiting, and technology. 

Prior to being promoted to his current role, he served as Vice President of Field Sales of Centerline drivers, a TrueBlue sister company that provides fully-outsourced professional CDL drivers for the transportation and distribution industries. Before that, Tom served as Regional Manager for Spartan Staffing and Vice President of Atkell Temps. Both are leading providers of staffing services to the light industrial industry. His sales, operations, and account management acumen helped transform both organizations and led to consistent double-digit growth and profitability. 

Tom is a graduate of SUNY Brockport, with concentrations in Business Administration and Management. He is passionate about aviation and is an active certified MEI flight instructor.

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Mike Chally

Director of Business Development

Mike leads an account management team responsible for strategic planning, sales leadership and customer relationship management. His team serves many of the largest and most respected aviation MROs and manufacturers in the country, ensuring we provide customized workforce management solutions and the most skilled technicians available to meet their production needs.

Mike is an industry veteran, starting his career with AirMate in 1996. In 2002, he joined PlaneTechs after AirMate was acquired. He brings a deep understanding of industrial staffing and the full life-cycle of aviation maintenance.

Mike is a graduate of Trinity International University, earning a BA in Accounting and Business Management.