Board of Directors

Jeff Mains

President and CEO

Jeff Mains has been the President and CEO of ANPC since March 2000. Mr. Mains has also served on the Board of Directors of the company since 2000 and was named Chairman in 2003. Previously, Mr. Mains held senior management positions at upstart network software provider LANQuest. Mr. Mains was the founding Business Development Manager for the interactive technology business at Electronics for Imaging which has now been successfully spun out into Luidia Corporation. At Standard Microsystems Corporation, Mr. Mains led the North American Channel group. Mr. Mains received his BA in Management Science from UC San Diego and earned his MBA from Santa Clara University .

Dr. Andy von Flotow

Dr. von Flotow, who holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from Stanford University, is an accomplished research entrepreneur in multiple disciplines of science and technology, specifically aeronautical and space applications as well as other technologies. Among Dr. von Flotow’s accomplishments are as author or co-author of more than 100 published papers, 25 patents and the successful supervision of 7 PhD students while teaching at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. von Flotow was a founder and principal at Insitu prior to its acquisition by Boeing; is involved in numerous business and investment interests; and is President and Chairman at Hood Technology in Hood River, Oregon, a company he founded in 1993.

Nick Sabatini

Nick Sabatini became Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety in 2001 where he was responsible for the certification, production approval, and continued airworthiness of aircraft; certification of pilots, mechanics, and others in safety-related positions. He was also responsible for certification of all operational and maintenance enterprises in domestic civil aviation; development of regulations; civil flight operations; and the certification and safety oversight of some 7,300 U.S. commercial airlines and air operators. Mr. Sabatini was responsible for some 7,000 employees in FAA Washington Headquarters, nine regional offices, and more than 125 field offices throughout the world. The FAA’s annual aviation safety budget is over $1 billion. Mr. Sabatini was recognized in 2002 with the Aviation Week & Space Technology magazine’s Laurels Award for his vision and actions that expedited the publication of the landmark document, “Criteria for Approval of Category I and Category II Weather Minima for Approach.”

Will Ris

Will Ris serves on the Federal Aviation Administration’s 13-member Management Advisory Council (MAC). The MAC advises the FAA’s senior management on policy, spending, long-range planning, and regulatory matters. Mr. Ris retired from American Airlines where he served as their principal government affairs executive since July 1996, and was responsible for directing all activities with Congress, the administration, and a broad range of federal agencies. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of American Airlines. Prior to joining American, Mr. Ris was the Executive Vice President of the Wexler Group, a Washington DC-based government relations firm. Will is on the boards of directors for two other organizations; The Airport Research and Development Foundation and The Green Door, Inc. Mr. Ris holds degrees from Northwestern University, Johns Hopkins University, University of Denver College of Law, and Georgetown University College of Law.

Peter DeFazio

For over 30 years, Peter DeFazio served in Congress as Representative for Oregon's 4th congressional district. Throughout his career, he has served on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, which he chaired from 2019 until his retirement from Congress in 2023. Mr. DeFazio has been instrumental in passing legislation aimed at improving transportation infrastructure including airports, and on regulatory reform to prioritize safety within and for aviation manufacturers and operators. Peter has a B.A. from Tufts University, a master's degree in public administration and gerontology from the University of Oregon, and served in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1967 to 1971.

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