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Meeting your aviation staffing needs has never been easier, or more professional. To learn more, request a contact by one of our commercial account managers and we'll get back to you within 24 hours to discuss how we can customize a workforce solution for you and your company.

Once we've established a relationship, we can have PlaneTechs employees on your job site within a few days.

Commercial Account Managers


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.


Kim Timmermann, Senior Account Manager

Kim is a Senior Account Manager for PlaneTechs overseeing a portfolio of MRO and Manufacturing customers with an extensive background in program and account management.  He started his aviation career in 1990 joining then AirMate (now PlaneTechs) in 1996.  He holds dual CAA and FAA A&P Licenses.  Kim is a graduate of Aeronautical College in Copenhagen, Denmark.  


Matthew Roepke, Senior Account Manager 

Matthew started as a Project Administrator with PlaneTechs in 2011. Since then he has held positions as Project Manager, Client Relationship Manager, Account Manager, Major Account Manager and his current title of Senior Account Manager. As Senior Account Manager, Matthew is responsible for operational leadership of key accounts and new business development.  Matthew also manages a team of Project Administrators based throughout the US. Over the last 6+ years Matthew has become a trusted partner to our biggest and most important clients. Matthew’s understanding of the market and drive for top tier customer service has helped to keep PlaneTechs as the largest aerospace staffing company in the US. Matthew is based out of the Oak Brook, IL office and resides in Aurora, IL with his two daughters.  


Donavan Ellison, Regional Manager

Donavan is our Regional Manager for the Southeastern US.  Donavan started as an Aircraft Maintenance Contractor for AirMate (now PlaneTechs) in 1996.  Donavan grew to become a Project Manager for PlaneTechs taking over high profile accounts in the MRO and Manufacturing industries along with coordinating the largest volume contractor assignment, ever, that was both nationwide and international.  He is now our Regional Manager responsible for the maintenance and acquisition of PlaneTechs accounts in MRO, Manufacturing and Government Aviation Maintenance.  


TJ Lode, Major Account Manager

TJ oversees daily major accounts throughout the US along with developing new business in the MRO and Manufacturing sector. TJ has been with PlaneTechs for 7 years and started off as a recruiter then moved to a large MRO customer facility to run daily operations for their five sites. TJ has a full understanding of working with Aviation mechanics and a vast knowledge of working with customers. TJ’s moto is:  Do it right the 1st time- No rework. 

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Christopher Ocampo, Major Accounts Manager

Christopher began his career with PlaneTechs as a client Relations Manager for our DoD-Government Services division.  He developed his expertise in providing solutions for large government contracting companies as well as handling RFPs, logistics for Aircraft Mechanic assignments and contract negotiation.  Chris is now responsible for the maintenance and acquisition of all aviation maintenance sectors with a focus on DoD and Government Services.

Chris is a graduate of Loyola University with a degree in Business Management as well as a major car enthusiast having been a racing driver, maintainer and showman.

1-800-669-5627 (toll free)
Fax: 1-800-767-2536


Mailing Address:
1520 Kensington Rd
Suite 311
Oak Brook, IL 60523

DoD & Government Services

Christopher O'Campo, Account Manager
(c) 630-468-1738

General Phone: 
1-800-669-5627 (toll free)
Fax: 1-800-767-2536


Mailing Address:
1520 Kensington Rd
Suite 311
Oak Brook, IL 60523