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Whatever it takes.  That is the Team Steel attitude.  Not everyone makes it here.  We want ROCKSTARS the best in the business.  Our employees are capable, competent, and caring.  Below you will find our "hired guns".

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Jaime Steel-Potter

President

937-216-7586

If you are looking to sell your aircraft, look to Jaime Steel. Jaime’s knowledge of the market, coupled with her in-depth knowledge of avionics and keen business sense, provide her with the ability to price your plane appropriately, so that it sells quickly and at a price where both parties are satisfied.

Jaime is the top reseller in the world for used Cirrus aircraft. To date, she has closed over 2700 used Cirrus. NO ONE has more experience in the preowned Cirrus market. Jaime knows and understands the market for most manufacturers, but absolutely loves the Cirrus product. She owns her own Cirrus, and has created quite a niche for herself with Cirrus Aircraft.

Jaime enjoys the outdoors, animals, restoring homes, fishing, cars, and spending time in and on the water. She and her husband, Danny, have two little girls - Tenley Danielle and Miley Chevelle. They enjoy the freedom that flying provides to them and often travel. They live on a farm complete with chickens! During her off time, you can find her coaching softball or soccer with her girls, or helping young business owners grow their businesses. In 2012, she and Danny bought an airport and stopped a lawsuit to close it - saving it for future generations to enjoy.

Danny Potter

Vice President

937-205-3512

Danny joined Steel Aviation in late 2005. Coming from the construction industry, Danny has a unique perspective on customer service. Danny is also an active Pilot. He has completed his private, instrument, multi, and commercial ratings.

He also earned his A&P license and has served as Steel Aviation's Director of Maintenance. In 2020, Danny has moved to direct our refurbishment center and our avionics department. He is an avionics nerd and happy to help with your new panel design or questions you have about the latest greatest technology.

Danny enjoys wrestling, mixed martial arts, ATV racing, and working on his muscle car collection. Danny married Jaime in 2005 in the Caribbean. The couple has two little girls - Tenley and Miley. They often spend summers at the lake, jet skiing with their parents. Danny was able to purchase and save a local airport from closing; he considers this one of his most significant accomplishments.

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Megan Strader

Financial Specialist

937-703-3872

Megan will work with you in conjunction with Steel's exclusive lenders to collect all required information. Her goal is simple: To get you approved for the aircraft purchase of your dreams! As your Financial Specialist, Megan will devote herself to ensure an efficient, effortless and fun process. Allow Megan to be your copilot throughout the financial process!

Megan grew up in Troy, Ohio. After graduating, she initially pursued a career in real estate and obtained her real estate license. While real estate is still a major passion of hers in all things design and flipping, her true passion lies in aviation, and her love for helping customers in the aviation community!

Megan recently built a home outside of Dayton, OH. She loves to travel, go on new adventures and put herself in new experiences by trying new things. One of her favorite pastimes is exploring local markets and discovering unique treasures. Whether it's browsing fresh produce, handmade crafts, or artisanal goods, she loves the sights, sounds, and flavors of the market scene. You can also catch her by the pool side on a nice sunny day!

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Justin Anderson

Sales Associate / ATP / CFI-I / MEI

859-380-5791

Justin brings over 20 years and more than 10K flying hours of aviation experience to Steel Aviation. Justin is currently an Airbus A330 pilot for Delta Air Lines. He previously served as the lead check pilot / head of flight standards on the Citation Excel Fleet for Delta Private Jets. His roots, however, are in flight instruction and general aviation. He continues as an active CSIP with over 5500 hours of dual given and over 3500 hours in various Cirrus SR-series aircraft. He is also a high-time Diamond instructor pilot on the full model lineup. He is an FAA Gold Seal Instructor and multi-time NAFI Master Instructor award recipient.

Justin joined our team as a ferry and instructor pilot over 15 years ago and has been part of the Steel Aviation sales team since 2020. He brings a strong safety culture and highly technical background into his work for us. Justin prides himself on producing value for his clients from initial consultation to closing and well beyond.

Justin enjoys his free time with his wife and their 4 children. A former collegiate ski racer, Justin can be found on the slopes in the winter. He and his family also enjoy the outdoors by hiking and swimming. They love flying with dad and love taking short vacations. They like to frequent Disney, the mountains, the beach, and have become newfound lovers of a good cruise.

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Mark Wages

Sales Associate

336-414-3668

Mark is a former Cirrus Factory Instructor and is a current Platinum Cirrus Standardized Instructor, CFI, CFII, commercial, and multi-rated pilot with over 5000 flight hours. For the last 9 years, Mark has specialized in providing Cirrus training and aircraft acquisition on three continents and 9 countries.

Mark started flying in 2000 at the University of North Dakota and continues to be heavily involved in the aviation industry since graduating. He also brings years of Real Estate negotiating to the table. The unique combination of aviation knowledge and extensive sales experience will ensure you have a high quality, low stress aircraft transaction.

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John Hornbrook

Sales / CFI

937-336-1391

John is a Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor. He grew up in Eaton, Ohio and graduated from Eaton High School in 2010. After graduating he joined the Army National Guard and deployed from 2012 until 2013. After his time in the military he worked with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office until he made the decision to become a pilot. John enjoys going to museums, spending time with family and travelling with his wife and four children.

Shane Dunlavy

Detail Specialist

937-332-7587

Shane manages the paint shop here at Steel Aviation - Coordinating employees and ensuring the perfect finish on every aircraft that leaves our facility.

Shane grew up in Casstown, Ohio, and has always been involved with painting aircraft and aviation in general. This is due to Shane’s father and grandfather, who were both pilots that also owned an aircraft paint and upholstery shop.

Shane now lives in Troy, Ohio, with his wife, Tricia, their 5 children, and their Bernese Mountain dog, Cash. When Shane is not working on aircraft, you can find him enjoying life elsewhere. Some hobbies include working on cars, hot rods, motorcycles, drag racing, fishing, and being outdoors. He’s excited for the future and to see his family grow!

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Katie Lake

Director of Operations / Mechanic

937-332-7587

Katie grew up and currently lives in Brookville, Ohio. She attended Miami Valley Career Technology Center junior and senior year of high school. Graduating in 2017 she finished with A&P. Katie learned how to fly Philipsburg achieving her private pilots license in May of 2018, and is currently working on a four year degree in Sinclairs Professional Pilot Program. She has her instrument rating, commercial license, and is in the process of obtaining her multi. Her next steps are to achieve her CFI and CFII rating.

In her time off you can find Katie flying, spending time at the lake and outdoors, fishing, hiking, and snowboarding.

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Clinton Caldwell

Executive Director's Assistant

937-332-7587

Clinton is a jack of all trades, from electrical and mechanical to welding. He has been married for 22 years, and loves experiencing life with his family. He enjoys riding ATV's, flying drones, archery, building computers, reading, and working on old hot rods in his shop.

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Hayden Caldwell

Mechanic

937-332-7587

Hayden grew up local to the airport and has always had a passion for aviation. He attended Upper Valley Career Center junior and senior year of high school and started a job shortly after here at our airport.

Hayden is working on his A&P and is looking forward to working on airplanes.

In his free time off you can find him going to car shows, fixing up cars, going off roading anything car and plane related catches his heart.

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Echota Henderson

Interior / Mechanic

937-332-7587

Echota grew up in Dayton, Ohio. He joined Steel Aviation in 2016 and earned his A&P license in 2018. He has been factory trained at Continental Engines specializing in the overhaul and maintenance of Cirrus aircraft. Echota also works on all interior, exterior, and cosmetic work, such as our very own Steel Editions.

In his off time Echota and his wife, Julie, enjoy Jeeping, hiking, charity work, and sports, specifically volleyball and baseball.

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Jeff Pleiman

IA Inspector

937-332-7587

Jeff joined the Steel team in 2020. He has A&P, IA, and private pilot training. As well as being Cirrus factory trained in 2018. Jeff is married with three children. He enjoys traveling with family to adventures such as camping, canoeing, hiking, whitewater rafting across America.

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Jerry Grimm

Paint Shop Manager

937-332-7587

After over 20 years of auto body and paint experience Jerry joined Team Steel as a painter and is now our paint shop manager.

Jerry and his wife, Laura, met and raised their four children in Springfield. Several years ago the family discovered a love for Great Danes and decided to expand their journey from dog owners to breeders. Jerry has always loved riding dirt bikes and ATVs. He has enjoyed passing this hobby down to his children and now grandchildren as well.

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Doug Didier

Painter

937-332-7587

Doug has been with Steel since October of 2020. He has six years of experience prepping and painting. Doug has been married to his wife for ten years. Together they have three kids ages 13, 9, and 5. He enjoys listening to all kinds of music and spending time with his family.

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Dave Satterfield

Painter

937-332-7587

Dave grew up in Dayton Ohio, and has always been passionate about working on cars and motorcycles. We are fortunate that he brought his skills to the aviation industry in 2014. David has an uncanny ability to restore planes to a better than new condition. Dave is a true outdoorsman and family man, and you’re likely to find him on adventures with his fiancé and 2 daughters, at a concert, sporting event, or out riding his motorcycle.

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Gabe Malott

Intern

937-332-7587

Gabe is a new addition to Team Steel, he joined May of 2023. Gabe enjoys the maintenance shop as well as flying, that's why he's going to the CTC to obtain his A & P. He will graduate in 2025. With flying, Gabe has obtained his Private Pilot and is working towards his instrument, commercial, CFI and continued. He's excited to continue learning and accomplishing goals from the help of Team Steel!

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Jason Gilmore

Graphic Designer

937-332-7587

Jason brings over 20 years of design and print industry experience to Steel Aviation. He enjoys spending time with his family and dogs, drawing comics, reading, and playing games.