STAN BRAUN

Vice President of Operations

Stan began his aviation career in the United States Marine Corps where he served five years attaining the rank of Sergeant as a helicopter Mechanic and Crewchief on UH-1N Huey’s and AH-1W Cobra’s at Camp Pendleton in the famed HMLA-367 “Scarface” Squadron.  Stan was also Weapons and Tactics instructor as well as the Enlisted Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization Program (NATOP’S) administrator.

After his military service, Stan completed schooling, attained his FAA Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) license and transitioned into a civilian career at Haverfield since 2004.   Starting as an A&P field mechanic, his abilities and potential for duties extending beyond aircraft maintenance were recognized resulting in his transition into a project Team Leader position, giving valuable experience working on Haverfield projects around the nation for eight years directly supporting powerline services, and working on the fleet of MD-500 helicopters.  Stan also worked on Haverfield’s Sikorsky S-61 heavy lift helicopter program providing mechanical, rigging, and logistical support for utility lift work and fire suppression operations supporting the United States Forest Service and Department of Interior.

In 2013 Stan accepted a position on Haverfield’s management team at the company’s Gettysburg headquarters, moving his wife Patricia and their three boys Jack, Sean, and Matthew from Wisconsin to Pennsylvania, to begin his new role as the aircraft maintenance Production Manager.  He spent over two successful years in that role until his promotion to Director of Maintenance (DOM) in 2015.  In the seven years as the DOM, Stan changed the way Haverfield addresses maintenance by developing processes and procedures that greatly reduced the direct operating costs, increased safety, and improved training.  Promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2021, Stan continues using his pragmatic sensibilities and common-sense approach that he developed in the field working powerline and fire suppression services, as well as his unique thought process and creative vision to help Haverfield progress in the future.

 

Core Values:

• SAFETY
• INTEGRITY
• EXCELLENCE
• EXCEED EXPECTATIONS