AFRA Leadership

AFRA Board of Directors      

The AFRA Board of Directors oversees the management of the Association and develops its long-term financial and strategic plans. Directors dedicate considerable personal time to ensure the success of the Association and are required to represent an organization that is a Regular Member in good standing.

The leadership of AFRA is dedicated to positively influencing the environment, economy, and society via the association’s initiatives. They are passionate about creating a circular economy for aviation, aiming to reuse, recycle, or recover aircraft materials and components instead of relegating them to landfills. Their commitment extends to upholding the safety, quality, and efficiency of the aircraft recycling process and promoting innovation and cooperation in the industry.

AFRA Board of Directors

The AFRA Board of Directors is composed of nine (9) elected members serving three-year terms and four (4) appointed members serving one-year terms, with the possibility of serving up to six (6) consecutive terms. The board holds in-person meetings at least twice a year, supplemented by regular conference calls. As a volunteer board, the directors dedicate a significant portion of their personal time to the association’s success.

AFRA Board Officers

AFRA President

Brent Webb


CAVU Aerospace

AFRA Board Vice President

Bettina Berger

Director Sales and Marketing

GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing GMBH & Co.KG

AFRA Board Treasurer

Lee McConnellogue

Chief Executive Officer


AFRA Board Secretary

James Cobbold

Director, Sales

Willis Lease Finance Corporation

Maylin Salgado

VP ESG and Global Quality Systems

GA Telesis LLC

Manuel Lopez

Co-Owner/Board Member

Jet Aircraft Services

Barry Barnes

Quality Manager

COMAV Technical Services, LLC

Pedro Lama

Managing Director

Aviation International Recycling

Simon Upton

Operations Manager

Air Salvage International

Jim Garcia

Director Fleet Asset Trading

United Airlines

Rafael Ferro

Head Market Development

Boeing Global Services (BGS)

Fabian Nagel

Sr. Director Corporate Purchasing

Lufthansa Technik

Lionel G. Roques

VP Sales

Tarmac Aerosave

Additional information about Director responsibilities is detailed in the AFRA Bylaws. If you have questions about becoming a director, please contact AFRA Staff.

AFRA Staff

Interim Executive Director

Walter Sam O’Connor

Client Services

Tricia McFadden

AFRA Auditor

Kelly Lyon

AFRA Auditor

Nigel Marsh

AFRA Auditor

Roy Resto

AFRA’s board of directors and staff welcome you to join them in their efforts to make aviation more sustainable and responsible. Together, we can create a better future for our planet and our industry.