Boca Raton, Florida USA
Office: (561) 790-4060
Fax: (561) 790-4061
From a young age, Mr. Tolbert was groomed to fulfill a second-generation leadership role at AAS. As president of the firm he oversees all aspects of aircraft sales and acquisitions, marketing, business development and market research.
Beginning at the age of 17, he learned every facet of the company’s services in business aviation, starting in corporate aircraft market research. During college, Mr. Tolbert attended classes full-time, earned a pilot’s license, and joined the sales team. By the time he graduated, Mr. Tolbert had emerged as a sales leader, having closed over a dozen transactions of corporate aircraft with a combined value of over $30 million by the age of 22. Today, he presides over one of the industry’s only companies with over 50 years of continuous operation, a testament to AAS’s leadership since the earliest days of private jet aviation.
Mr. Tolbert is an instrument rated pilot, and received a BA in Business Administration with concentrations in marketing and management from the University of South Florida.
Mrs. Tolbert joined American Aircraft Sales in 1980 working alongside her late husband and company founder Charlie Tolbert. Over the years she has worked in a variety of capacities within the business, from research, sales, and marketing, to operational management and accounting. In addition to serving in an executive capacity, her industry experience and knowledge of business aviation are invaluable resources to the entire team. Mrs. Tolbert earned a BS in Geology from Towson University.
Mr. Dodd brings an enthusiasm for business aviation and commitment to client service to the role. With a focus on meeting and exceeding expectations for buyers and sellers, he has quickly distinguished himself for his personal integrity and work ethic. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Dodd served in the United States Air Force before entering the private sector with a goal of continuing his passion for aviation coupled with client service. He has transaction experience with a variety of turbine aircraft from jets to helicopters and is well versed in the nuances of marketing and selling corporate aircraft. Mr. Dodd studied Professional Aviation at Central Texas A&M University and holds a pilot’s license.
Mr. Fisher brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the American Aircraft Sales team. Starting in 1981 Mr. Fisher was a special assigned crew chief in the United States Air Force. His career in the private sector took off with GE Capital Corporation verifying aviation assets and then in 1999 he started Western Aviation aircraft brokerage firm with his brother. Mr. Fisher has continuously worked in aircraft sales ever since and has served hundreds of customers, selling hundreds of aircraft from Cessna 421’s, Bell and Airbus Helicopters to Boeing Business Jets and everything in between. He has consulted and appraised on aircraft for clients in the US and overseas including flight departments, lenders, attorneys, and corporations of all types. Mr. Fisher received a BA from Embry Riddle University and holds A/P and IA licenses and is a USPAP endorsed aircraft appraiser.
A native of Venezuela and current resident of Miami, Florida, Mr. Armas puts his multi-linguistic skills and international business experience to good use with American Aircraft Sales in his Latin-America focused role. Building on a long history of international transactions, he provides the company and its clients with in-depth information and access to buyers and sellers throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America. Coupled with an understanding of economic drivers throughout the region, Mr. Armas’s work enhances the company’s market analysis and ability to develop successful pricing strategies.
SWISSPATH AVIATION (affiliate)
With over 15 years of industry experience, Mr. Guenthardt is the consummate aviation professional, covering all of the bases from sales and acquisition consulting, to non-bankable asset management, to finance consulting. In addition to his responsibilities with American Aircraft Sales, he is Managing Partner of Swisspath Aviation AG, an affiliate company of leading independent multi-family office Swisspath AG.
Prior to joining the Swisspath Group, Mr. Guenthardt was the Managing Director of a Private Executive Aviation Consulting firm, operating globally from Switzerland, and was formerly chief executive of two international business aviation companies, one based in Switzerland, the other the United States.
Mr. Guenthardt is also a FOCA (Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation) Accountable and Quality Manager, and an EASA Airline Transport Pilot. He is fluent in English and German.