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AFRA Board Election 2022

Online Voting Is Open May 19 – May 27, 2022

One Vote Per AFRA Regular Member Company will be Counted 

Voting Form: AFRA 2022 Election Ballot

Nominees Eligible for Election There are 3 open positions on the Board in 2022 AFRA Bylaws

  • Pedro Lama, Aviation International Recycling, S.A.
  • Barry Barnes, ComAV, LLC
  • Bettina Berger, GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG

Nominee Bios:

Pedro Lama, Aviation International Recycling, S.A.Zaragoza, Spain

Pedro Lama started his aviation career at MAC Aviation as Managing Director. From 2002-2015 he was responsible for Aviation Business in Industrias Lopez Soriano Group, a Spanish group of companies specializing in recycling. In 2015, Pedro became the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Aviation International Recycling S.L. 

Pedro feels that in the next coming years, recycling is becoming more important in the aviation industry. It would be a privilege to be a part of the AFRA Board of Directors to help improve the recycling processes in aircraft. To date, there is a lack of legislation, and we are sure we can contribute to establish better processes to try to value as much material as possible. We think it is necessary to establish regulation to homogenize the process in Europe.

Barry Barnes, ComAV LLC – Victorville, CA, United States of America

Barry Barnes is a disabled American Veteran who has held a variety of positions at ComAV’s Repair Station division since Feb 2001, starting with the Disassembly teams, Jet Engine Crew, Engine Crew Lead Tech, Inspector, Air Worthiness Release Inspector, QA Manager since 2010 and has served in the Chief Inspector role on occasions when called upon to do so. He regularly performs duties in auditing the Repair Station, performing maintenance release of live aircraft, has written and revised manuals and work instructions. Writes, and when necessary, answers corrective action requests. 

Prior to working for ComAV Barry served in the United States Air Force for over a decade in several states and foreign countries. He primarily worked in the Jet Engine in-shop and as well as Crew Chief roles on KC135s, C141s, A10s, F111s, and T38s type aircraft. 

Barry has extensive knowledge in 14CFR 145, part 43, 65, and additional knowledge in 14CFR Part 91, 121 CFRs as well. He is A&P certificated and hold and a current IA certificate holder as well. With experience in 8130-3 and FAA form 337s.

Bettina Berger, Goal German Operating Aircraft Leasing GmbH & Co. KG – Germany

Bettina Berger is the Director Sales and Marketing at GOAL German Operating Aircraft Leasing, Germany. She is the Key Account Manager for Europe and Asia, Developing and maintaining solid relationships with all relevant airlines/airline groups in Western Europe and Asia. Prior to her current position, Bettina worked as a Project Manager and Manager, Aircraft Acquisition & Marketing with extensive knowledge in purchasing leasing various aircraft ranging from A340, A320, A310, DHC8, Bombardier Global 5000 and Embraer. 

Bettina has served as an appointed Board Member for AFRA since September 2019. As part of the board, she has participated in planning and review of the AFRA budget, new member acquisition, committees and annual conference. She truly supports AFRA’s mission to shape the future of aircraft and end-of life components and material sustainability and to develop best practice standards.

Questions? Contact Tricia McFadden, AFRA Client Services Coordinator @ info@AFRAassociation.org