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Max comes from a fourth-generation lumber family, and his first involvement with the helicopter industry came in 1974 as a ground crew member for a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane. His flying career began when he enrolled in Hillsboro Aviation’s helicopter pilot program. In 1988, Hillsboro Aviation hired Max as a helicopter instructor and the manager of its foreign student pilot program. Later, Max became a charter pilot flying turbine helicopters for various operations. In 1992, he was promoted to general manager responsible for the company's day-to-day operations. After leading the company for seven years as its general manager, Max purchased Hillsboro Aviation and became its president and CEO. Max is a commercial helicopter pilot and an instrument-rated, multi-engine airplane pilot. He is a member of the Bell Helicopter International Representative Advisory Board, Helicopter Association International Board of Directors and Portland Community College Foundation Board of Directors.

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Ryan has been studying aviation since his first airplane flight lesson in 1988. He began his career with Hillsboro Aviation in 2005 and brings over 16 years of management experience to the team. Ryan is a commercial helicopter pilot with experience in contract and charter operations and as the helicopter Chief Instructor for Hillsboro Aviation. Ryan was the school director from 2008 to 2013 and was responsible for the oversight of all flight school business, and in 2013, Ryan became director of sales and service managing aircraft sales, parts sales and MRO services. When Hillsboro Aviation sold its flight school portion in 2014, Ryan was promoted to general manager.

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Franz graduated from the University of Bayreuth in Germany with a degree in business and sport administration before pursuing his career as a helicopter pilot. In 1999, he graduated in 1999 from Hillsboro Aviation’s helicopter training program. Franz held the position as Part 141 Chief Flight Instructor for several years before moving into a utility line pilot position with Hillsboro Aviation. In 2006, he accepted the position of contract and charter department manager which included the responsibilities of the Director of Operations.

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Robyn assumed the position of Controller in 2015. She holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in business administration. Upon graduating from college, she worked in cash management.  Robyn first joined HAI in 2000 as General Ledger Accountant, later transitioning into the role of Assistant Controller and then Controller.  She took a brief hiatus to pursue property management, construction, and landscaping before rejoining the Hillsboro Aviation team as Controller.

 

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Rekha joined Hillsboro Aviation as the Marketing Manager in 2015. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and history from Loyola Marymount University and is a private fixed-wing pilot. Prior to serving in her current position, Rekha worked as dispatcher, technical writer, and assistant to the general manager for Hillsboro Aviation. Rekha is responsible for managing and supporting marketing initiatives for each division of the company.

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Raylene started with Hillsboro Aviation in 2004 and has over 15 years of management experience. Raylene has held positions from director of operations for a regional shipping franchise to safety manager for a large construction company to her current position of executive assistant to Max Lyons. In her current role, she works closely with Max on a variety of projects that include assisting with the day-to-day operations, special projects and supporting the achievement of long-term objectives. Raylene is also involved with the company's safety department as the OSHA manager.

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Max Lyons

Name: Max Lyons
Position: President & CEO
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Phone: (503) 648-2831

About Max Lyons

Max comes from a fourth-generation lumber family, and his first involvement with the helicopter industry came in 1974 as a ground crew member for a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane. His flying career began when he enrolled in Hillsboro Aviation’s helicopter pilot program. In 1988, Hillsboro Aviation hired Max as a helicopter instructor and the manager of its foreign student pilot program. Later, Max became a charter pilot flying turbine helicopters for various operations. In 1992, he was promoted to general manager responsible for the company's day-to-day operations. After leading the company for seven years as its general manager, Max purchased Hillsboro Aviation and became its president and CEO. Max is a commercial helicopter pilot and an instrument-rated, multi-engine airplane pilot. He is a member of the Bell Helicopter International Representative Advisory Board, Helicopter Association International Board of Directors and Portland Community College Foundation Board of Directors.