Tom Davis


Thomas E. Davis earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University and began a career in aviation.

Currently Tom is President - Partner of TRIAX Partners, a company that deals with solving problems in all sectors of business and commercial aviation. TRIAX was founded in May of 2003 and does turnkey aircraft acquisition, brokerage of pre-owned aircraft, corporate shuttle analysis and development, fractional share consulting, professional placement searches, flight department services, and process mapping in support of strategic planning and initiatives for a wide array of clients.

Prior to forming and joining TRIAX, Tom was Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Avolar, a United Airline fractional aircraft business. Tom was responsible for all operations and was instrumental in hiring the senior staff and developing the organization structure. Tom also worked diligently with his staff from day to day on the process mapping procedures for ISO-9002 registration and certification. He led the team in negotiating and purchasing three hundred nine (309) business aircraft plus leasing five interim core aircraft. During the year that Avolar existed, Tom also led the development of a FAA Part 135 and FAR Part 121 certification.

As United's financial difficulties grew after September 11, 2001, a decision was made to shut down Avolar. Tom was the last employee remaining on the payroll, tasked with the job of unwinding contracts and obligations for United.

Tom has formerly been the President of DaimlerChrysler Aviation, Inc., previously named Chrysler Pentastar Aviation, Inc. During his leadership and tenure with the company, revenues grew from ten million dollars to one hundred million dollars annually. Tom directed the operation of the DaimlerChrysler Aviation, GmbH fleet of aircraft in Stuttgart, Germany, and built a complete company with seven aircraft and a 75,000 square foot hangar in Germany. The seven aircraft included the Airbus A319 CJ that was used in the first true corporate international shuttle operating 5 round trips weekly between Pontiac, MI and Stuttgart, Germany.

Profitable segments of the US business were a major FAA Part 145 Repair Station, charter management, aircraft management, freight operations, parts overhaul and repair and the FBO services. Tom managed 275 employees and built a reputation at DCA for quality and premium service. In 2001, DaimlerChrysler sold the US aviation department and Tom retired from Chrysler Corporation before moving on to Avolar.

Tom's business aviation career started when he left the US Air Force and joined ANR Pipeline Co. He began as a copilot and within 7 years had worked his way through various management positions within the flight department to the position of Aviation Director. The department had over 50 employees and 14 aircraft ranging from single engine patrol aircraft to a Falcon 50.

Tom has earned many honors during his career and has held prestigious positions within the industry. He was appointed by the Governor of Michigan to join the Michigan Aeronautics Commission. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of National Business Aviation Association and served as Chairman of the prestigious Associate Member Advisory Counsel (AMA). Tom was a founder and first chairman of the Michigan Business Aviation Association as well as a Trustee on the board of the Michigan Aviation Hall of Fame.

After 6 years in the US Air Force flying B-52 bombers and as a forward air controller flying the Cessna Skymaster in Vietnam, Tom joined the Michigan Air National Guard to fly small fighter aircraft. He retired as a Lt. Colonel 22 years later.

Tom enjoys boating, fishing and golf.

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