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Before graduating from Stanford Business School in 2005 and founding ICON, Kirk flew F-16s in the U.S. Air Force and 767s for American Airlines. Prior to the USAF, he worked in both aviation and aerospace engineering most of his early career. After earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, he was the Director of Engineering at an aerospace contractor before returning for his Masters in Engineering from Stanford University in 1995, specializing in manufacturing. Kirk grew up racing motocross and has been an avid sport and flying enthusiast for 25 years. He has built and flown ultralight and experimental aircraft, and has logged nearly 1000 skydives. Kirk is also a seaplane instructor pilot with hundreds of hours bush flying in Alaska. Today he is an active snowboarder, wake-boarder, and SCUBA diver, as well as a devoted member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America for more than 10 years.
Jason serves as ICON’s President and has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience in the manufacturing and software industries. He has deep experience in the R&D process, hands-on experience in product development from inception to delivery, and a proven track record of creating high performing teams. Prior to joining ICON, Jason worked at EMC and OpenText as Head of Cloud Platform Engineering & Operations. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London and an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Mariano serves as ICON’s interim COO and is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of experience delivering sales and professional services for industrial automation and software applications to manufacturing & automotive customers. A graduate of the United States Military Academy, Mariano served in the Army and deployed to Desert Storm as a Platoon Leader in reconnaissance combat operations. After his military service, Mariano held various Sales and Service management positions across leading industrial manufacturing firms and also earned his MBA from Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to his COO duties at ICON, Mariano also serves as President of DAP America Inc., a global leader in process technology and robotics for automotive, aerospace, composite and technical textiles.
VP, Human Resources
Tina Rulo serves as ICON’s Vice President of Human Resources. As a member of the executive team, Tina brings more than 20 years of Human Resources experience to her role. Prior to joining ICON, Tina ran her own consulting practice for eight years. Her clients were small to medium high-tech companies in California and New Mexico. She also served as VP, Human Resources for companies such as Eclipse Aviation, Hyperion Solutions and VLSI Technology. In these companies she was responsible for all aspects of HR and managed a worldwide team of HR professionals. Tina’s areas of expertise include compensation, benefits, organizational development, talent acquisition and executive coaching.
Todd Bevan leads ICON’s engineering team, as well as the certification and research and development teams. As a member of the executive team, Todd brings nearly 30 years of diverse Aerospace Engineering experience, working on aircraft such as the Beech Starship, the Lancair Columbia, the Lockheed-Martin F-35, and the Epic Aircraft E1000. Todd graduated with honors from The Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
VP, Sales, Marketing, Flight Ops & Owner Experience
Warren Curry leads ICON’s Sales, Marketing, Flight Operations, and Owner Experience teams. Warren joined ICON in 2017 and has held several roles during his tenure including Director of ICON Flight Center Tampa, Director of Sales, East Region, and Sr. Director of ICON Sales. Warren retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22 years of service. While on Active Duty, he flew the AH-1W and the MV-22B and was Commanding Officer of an MV-22B squadron. He also spent several years working in Special Operations. Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
With a composites facility located in Tijuana, Mexico and a final assembly facility located in Vacaville, CA, ICON production is up and running. For an inside look at ICON Manufacturing, watch our Composite and Final Assembly videos.
A Product of Passion
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Commitment to Quality
Icon Aircraft will provide unparalleled customer purchasing and support experience through a commitment to quality, innovation, on-time delivery, dedication, with service and support second to none. Continuous improvement and product development will be achieved through employee investment and recognition. ICON will continue to build a workforce with the knowledge and skills to deliver the ultimate experience in Light-Sport Aircraft ownership, focused on getting it right the first time, every time.
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