The leadership team at Arista Aviation brings decades of hands-on aviation experience to the company. From military service to the private sector, Arista management is dedicated to providing the highest quality service and products to customers globally.
Rich Enderle | President
Rich Enderle serves as Arista’s President. Prior to joining Arista, Rich was the Vice President of Business Development for Science and Engineering Services (SES). Rich joined SES in January 2007 and was a key member of the senior team that was responsible for winning multiple contracts with the United States Army Aviation and Missile Command totaling over $5B. Prior to joining SES, he served 29 years in U.S. Army, retiring at the rank of Colonel. During his Army career, he served as the Fifth Commandant of the Warrant Officer Career Center and was then selected in May 2004 to serve as the Commander of the Aviation Center Logistics Command (ACLC), Fort Rucker, Alabama, overseeing the maintenance of the entire Army Aviation training fleet of over 650 aircraft. Rich is a Master Aviator rated in the UH1, UH60 and CH47 aircraft whose awards include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with Bronze Arrowhead, NATO Medal, and Kosovo Campaign Medal. He holds a Master’s Degree from the Naval War College.
Rob Dodson | Chief Operations Officer
Rob Dodson has deep expertise in management accounting and cost processes having held positions across all functions of the accounting field. He is experienced in dealing with government contracts and billings as a prime contractor as well as sub-contractor level. Soon after joining Arista in 2014 as Director of Finance and Program Management, Rob was promoted to Vice President of Business Operations/CFO and now currently serves as COO. Prior to Arista, Mr. Dodson held the position of Accounting Manager for Bell Helicopter Ozark for eleven years. Prior to Bell, Rob held the controllers positions for Generation 2 Worldwide, LLC, a juvenile furniture manufacturer, for ten years. Mr. Dodson has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Troy University/Dothan.
Tim Crosby | Special Advisor
Major General (R) Tim Crosby is special advisor to Arista Aviation. Tim provides Arista with organizational, leadership and strategic advisory. Prior to joining Arista as a special advisor Tim served 34 years in the U.S. Army reaching the rank of Major General in 2011. During his career with the U. S. Army Tim served in several key leadership position. In 2008 Tim was appointed to the Program Executive Officer in charge of U.S. Army Aviation. In this role, Tim was in charge of the Army’s $8 billion annual aviation budget. Tim maintained the prestigious position of Program Executive Officer, Aviation, until his retirement from the Army in 2013. Tim earned a Bachelors Degree in 1979 from the Citadel and Masters Degree from the Army War College.