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Jackson Thompson
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Professional Summary:

Seasoned Aviation Purchasing professional with more than 48 years of experience in all aspects of Corporate aviation with specialization in Purchasing.  Excellent negotiating and analytical skills. Proven track record of achieving exceptional results in analyzing and pursuing Surplus inventory with annual purchases averaging $5 million market value.  Expert in developing new product lines and optimizing product procurement process.  Industry leading knowledge on General Aviation product pricing and market values.

  • Operation and Control
  • Operations Analysis
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Service Orientation
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Negotiation
Purchasing Manager Aug 2014Present Berry Aviation, Inc. San Marcos, TX Led management team that analyzed inventories and advised the value of companies that are under consideration to be acquired.  Currently negotiating for $2 million of Surplus inventory.  Report directly to division President.  Pursue new product lines.  Purchase inventory, negotiate overhaul and repair, maximize inventory investment return.
Director of Purchasing May 1997Jul 2014 Professional Aviation Associates Atlanta, GA Led department that was responsible for all activities and personnel in the Supply Chain.  Successfully developed a PMA program that resulted in annual profit of $750K per year.  Our most profitable activity was buying Surplus Inventory which I handled directly.  Annual purchases averaged $5 million market value.  Most of these inventories were purchased between 10 - 20% of market value.  Over seventeen years I averaged buying 15 - 20 inventories per year or over 300 during my career at Professional Aviation.
Eastern Regional Manager Jun 1986May 1997 Raytheon Aircraft Corporation Witchita, KS Direct responsibility for 50 people working at 10 service location Parts Departments throughout the Eastern US.  Purchases were over $12 million per year with wholesale sales exceeding $15 million annually.  Responsible to compile lists of surplus inventory and solicit bids to maximize our return of write offs.
Parts Manager Oct 1978May 1986 Mercury Aviation Cleveland, OH Responsible for all Parts Department activities including buying and coordinating Avionics purchasing.  During this period I developed a wholesale parts business that covered six states and yielded $2 million per year.
Production Control Manager Jan 1976Sep 1978 Bicron Corporation Newberry, OH Coordinate all Production activities from initial Engineering through Production to stock.  Planned work flow schedules and coordinated incoming raw material.
Bachelor of Science : Organizational Management May 1978 Lake Erie College Painesville, OH
Associate of Arts : Business Management Jun 1976 Lakeland Community College Mentor, OH
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Previous Companies:

  • Berry Aviation
  • Inc
  • Professional Aviation Associates

Previous Job Positions:

  • Purchasing Manager
  • Director of Purchasing
  • Eastern Regional Manager
  • Parts Manager
  • Production Control Manager


  • Lake Erie College
  • Lakeland Community College

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Arts

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