Aug 2, 2019, 07:00 AM by Kalyn Kvapil

DAI announces Sales Territory Directors Steve Griego and Jeff Dunn to lead east US sales team, names Brian Hatlestad as Phoenix RTC Manager

Dallas, TX – Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, today announced new organizational leadership changes to its US fixed-wing aircraft engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) sales teams and Phoenix Regional Turbine Center (RTC). The changes are detailed as follows:

  • Sales Territory Director, Steve Griego, takes over leadership of regional engine management in the southeast states, including: Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Tennessee and Georgia, effective Aug. 2. This is in addition to Griego’s current west US territory management of Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Texas.
  • Sales Territory Director, Jeff Dunn, takes over leadership of regional engine management in eastern states, including: Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Washington D.C., New York, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, effective Aug. 2. This is in addition to Dunn’s current midwest US territory management of North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri.
  • In addition, former Nevada and southern California regional engine manager Brian Hatlestad now leads the Phoenix RTC. Effective in July, regional engine manager Brad Jacobs manages engine MRO needs for aircraft operators in both Nevada and California.

“We are already seeing the positive effects of Brian Hatlestad’s leadership and ability to meet aircraft operators’ engine maintenance needs at the Phoenix RTC,” Jeff Turner, Vice President of Sales & Service – Americas of Dallas Airmotive said. “For operators in regions gaining a new territory director, they will continue to receive dedicated support by their regional engine manager.”

Dallas Airmotive’s sales territory leadership changes are effects of the departure of east US sales territory director Randy Sasser. A long-time industry veteran, Sasser ended his tenure with Dallas Airmotive on Aug. 2 after being in regional engine management roles at the company for more than 17 years.

“Randy is a valued team member and he leaves behind a legacy of exceptional customer support and leadership,” Turner said. “We are grateful for the many years Randy spent with us and wish him the best in his next endeavor.”

Further, Turner said he is confident in Dunn and Griego’s leadership of their sales teams, and he also looks forward to the continued growth Hatlestad will drive at the Phoenix RTC.

Dunn, Griego, Hatlestad and their respective regional teams support aircraft operators with the following engine types: Honeywell TFE731, 36 APU and HTF7000, and Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A, JT15D, PW100, PW300 and PW500. For more information on Dallas Airmotive’s engine MRO service and support, visit to learn more or contact your Regional Engine Manager

About BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services

Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation deliver OEM-authorized turbine engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services and support to the aviation industry backed by more than 80 years of experience. The companies have established a Global Engine Services (GES) network that provides comprehensive services for engines powering 80% of the world’s business and general aviation (B&GA) aircraft and 55% of rotorcraft fleets.

The GES network includes engine MRO centers in Dallas, TX and Portsmouth, UK, as well as 10 regional turbine centers around the world. Additionally, the F1RST SUPPORT field service organization provides rapid response and high capability on-site repair and inspection services. The Global Engine Services network also includes two companies, International Turbine Service (ITS) and Barrett Turbine Engine Company (BTEC), that specialize in turbine engine and parts sales, as well as an accessory repair and overhaul company, International Governor Services (IGS). For more information, please visit,, or

Information on BBA Aviation plc

BBA Aviation plc is a market leading, global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, primarily focused on servicing the Business and General Aviation (B&GA) market.  We support our customers through three principal businesses: Signature Flight Support, Ontic and Global Engine Services/Engine Repair and Overhaul (GES/ERO).

Signature Flight Support also includes Signature TECHNICAirTM and EPIC and provides premium, full service flight and home base support including refueling, ground handling and MRO services through the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) network for B&GA users with around 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. EPIC is a provider of aviation fuels, supplies and services.

Ontic is a leading provider of high-quality equipment and cost-effective solutions for the continuing support of maturing and legacy aerospace platforms with locations in the USA, Europe and Asia. ERO/GES is a leading independent engine service provider to global B&GA operators, the rotorcraft market and regional airline fleets with locations in the USA, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

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