Our Leadership

Guy Hill Jr.

Guy Hill Jr.

Chief Picture Painter/Vision Engineer


Guy Hill Jr. grew up at Hill Aircraft with his father and founder Guy Hill, Sr. He came to the 
airport at every opportunity.  
At the age of 12, Guy Jr. began working in the aircraft maintenance 
department, sweeping floors and eventually assisting in routine maintenance. At 16 he received 
his pilot’s license and at 18 became the youngest Airframe and Powerplant 
mechanic in Georgia at the time. He joined Hill 
Aircraft full time in 1988, after earning a degree in Business Management at Auburn University. Guy Jr. began as Marketing Manager, and was promoted to Vice-president later that year. In 2003, 
he became President/CEO and his current position of
 CEO and Chairman of the Board took place in 2007. Guy Hill Jr. is Commercial Pilot Type Rated and current in the Citation 500 series and the 
Citation CJ series, Single Engine land, Sea and Multi-engine rated. He is a founding Director of the 
Community Bank of the South, Aviation Insurance Agent since 1989, past President of the 
Atlanta Aero Club, National Air Transportation Association Board Member, member of the Cox Family Business Forum, and a Founding Member of the Pegasus Aviation 20 
Group. Guy Hill Jr. is a member of The Young Presidents’ Organization, a global network of young chief executives with approximately 21,000 members in more than 125 countries.

Guy, his wife Cindy, daughter Lauren, daughter Jenna, and son Guy III, live in Marietta.


Larry Westbrook

Larry Westbrook

President


Larry began his career in broadcasting, working as a staff announcer 
and sales associate for a variety of local radio stations.
He has done commercial voice overs for corporations 
and private businesses and for company videos and movies. He earned his 
private pilots license in 1982 and now holds an Airline Transport Pilot 
Certificate with additional ratings, which include Single Engine Seaplane 
and is also Type Rated in the Cessna Citation 500 Series and the Cessna CJ 
Series. He has served as a Director on the Board of the Fulton County 
Chamber of Commerce and served two terms and was a founding member 
of the Georgia Business Aviation Association. He also enjoys flying tail-wheel 
aircraft and is an avid Harley Davidson motorcycle collector. Larry lives in 
Marietta GA with his wife Carol.

Steve Wirsch

Steve Wirsch

Chief Financial Officer

 Steve is a seasoned financial and operational professional with over 30 years experience in the public and private sectors.
Steve has served as an executive and simultaneously as a “hands-on” financial and operational manager in general aviation, manufacturing, distribution, service and e-commerce industries. His focus has been to increase shareholder value through strategic planning, designing and implementing plans to achieve cost efficiencies, improve margins and maximize cash flow. Through his background and experience, he has identified the synergistic possibilities of potential M&A targets, as well as the operational feasibility and implemented acquisitions strategies and integration plans. As an executive, Steve has played a key role in establishing direction for organic and external growth.  Steve has an MBA degree from Kennesaw State University in Business Administration. His B.S. is from Franklin University with a major in Accounting.

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Ron Oehlert

Ron Oehlert

Parts Manager


Ron Oehlert came to Hill Aircraft from Southern California where he had been in the aircraft parts business since 1993.
Ron joined the Hill team in 1998 and now has over 21 years total experience and expertise in Parts Support. Ron is passionate about his work and his customers are very important to him. Outstanding customer service and 100% satisfaction are what motivate him.


Ken Rhodes

Gerald Hall

Director of Maintenance

Gerald started his career in Aviation in the Navy…
working on Tomcats (F14). Once in the civilian life Gerald started working for a flight school in Macon GA. In 1994, he joined Lowe Aviation until 1999 at which time Gerald moved to Australia for 10 years. There he received his Australian licenses as well as his A&P. He moved back to the U.S. in 2009 and started working for Hawker Beechcraft until he came to Hill Aircraft in 2014. He thoroughly enjoy the Aviation Industry.

Lisa Carter

Lisa Carter

Charter Services Manager

Lisa Hill joined Hill Aircraft in 2002. She’s been in aviation for more than eighteen years.
Lisa got her start in Columbus at Total Flight. Says she, “I was in the right place at the right time. Back when I was a nursing assistant, I was fascinated by aviation, and I met the FBO owner of Total Flight. She offered me a job as CSR.” Then, Lisa became CSR Manager, and finally Charter Coordinator in Columbus. Hill Aircraft was thrilled to “find” Lisa and entice her to join the “family”. Her superb customer service skills ensure that all of your travel needs are met and often exceeded.

Mike Wheat

Mike Wheat

Director of Operations


Mike Wheat joined the Hill Aircraft team in 2003 and has held the positions of Safety Manager and Director of Training. 
Currently, Mike is Director of operations and is responsible for managing Hill Aircraft’s fleet of aircraft and all of their flight crews and ensuring that their training and credentials meet or exceed all regulatory requirements. He holds an Airline Transport Pilot and Flight Instructor certificate and is an FAA approved Check Airman for our Cessna Citations. Mike is type rated in the Citation 550, Citation 525 and the Lear 45.

Wade Daniell

Wade Daniell

Line Service Manager

 Wade came to Hill Aircraft when he was just 16, working full time in the evening after school as a line service technician.
In 1994 he became evening shift supervisor. Then, in 2005, Wade became Line Manager. He  oversees line service, fuel quality control, equipment maintenance, building maintenance, hangar and tie-down sales, fuel sales, office space, and line safety training. Wade has been with Hill Aircraft for 28 years. He was born and raised in Douglasville and has been married for 24 years. Wade has a 24 year old daughter, and a 21 year old son. Says Wade, “Hill Aircraft is my second family”.

Shanna M. Ash

Shanna M. Ash

Customer Service Manager

Shanna began her aviation career in the military 20 years ago. She moved on to commercial aviation with TWA in California.

When Shanna moved to Georgia, she switched to General Aviation and fell in love with the culture, industry, and people.

Explains Shanna, “Because I enjoy people so much, customer service comes easy for me. If you’re in this business you should want to go above and beyond for your customers- build a relationship of trust with people and listen to what they are asking- I have a passion for creating that awesome customer service experience. Taking care of customers is a priority. Building long-lasting relationships and making them laugh or even smile is the best feeling ever!”  One of her favorite quotes is “If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane!” – Robert Frost

Shanna has a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice. She always wanted to work in the FBI but fell in love with aviation instead.


Chuck Thompson

Chuck Thompson

Chief Pilot


Chuck Thompson joined the Hill Aircraft team in 2004. This veteran pilot has flown helicopters for the Army Reserve and flew for the State Department too. 
Chuck also served as pilot for the Coalition Forces Commander in Iraq, and did multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, Iraq, South America, and Southeast Asia. Says Chuck, “After more than 40 years of professional flying, I still have the passion for flight, and that same passion is shared by the family and team members of Hill Aircraft.”