Experience. Committment. Focus.
The DAS LEADERSHIP TEAM
Mr. Snodgrass has been in the aviation industry for the last 25 years, having received his training at the Aerospace Maintenance School of Technology and at Boeing Composites on the 7XX fleet.
He has held several leadership positions:
- Shop Supervisor for flight controls and TR’s for Chromalloy Gas Turbine, KS
- Repair Station General Manager for HAC Corp.
- COO for Aero Fabricators Inc.
- Heavy Maintenance Rep for TR’s for ASG and ILFC
- VP of Operations for Lufthansa Technic Composites.
- Don is the accountable manager for DAS.
ELIEZER (ELI) DA SILVA
VICE PRESIDENT SALES & MARKETING
Mr. da Silva joined DAS in May of 2009, serving as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He oversees DAS' corporate and commercial aviation sales team, client centric customer service, brand recognition and industry reputation.
Mr. da Silva was directly responsible for DAS’ expansion into Brazilian, Central and South American Aviation and Aerospace markets. He holds a Jurisprudence Doctor’s Degree and has gained multi-cultural recognition of customer focused interpersonal business skills.
Mr. da Silva's charge is to maintain and grow DAS’ prescence and reputation in the global market as an industry leading 145 Repair Station.
Director of Quality
Mr. Crain has been an aviation industry specialist since 1992, with formal training at the Aerospace Maintenance School of Technology. He specializes in metal to metal bonding, structural, mechanical re-engineering and quality management. As an original member of the DAS team, Mr. Crain has been integral in the growth and reputation of the company.
Mr. Crain’s background includes hands-on and supervisory roles with HAC, Chromalloy and other structural aircraft repair stations.
Mr. Crain’s mission is to uphold strict quality standards as expected by DAS clientele. His role includes FAA requirement adherence, OEM customer and case audits, which he accomplishes through the company’s employee-oriented culture.
repair station manager
Mr. Patterson has been in the aviation industry for 21 years, having received his training from Raytheon and L-3 Communications. He has served as an airframe licensed mechanic for 10 years on a variety of aircraft platforms, and is highly skilled in aircraft assembly / disassembly, structural repair / overhaul, and all aspects of composite / metal bonding.
Mr. Patterson has over 10 years supervisory / management / scheduling experience at L-3 Communications and Dallas Aeronautical Services. He is an efficient, organized, and talented leader. He plays a crucial part in maintaining and growing DAS.
Mr. Patterson’s focus is to continue to grow DAS and become the most recognized and respected 145 repair station in the industry, maintain the superb quality in workmanship and produce the fastest turn times possible.