LAUNCH Announces Appointment of Stephen (Wally) Wallace as President of LAUNCH Technicians

Oak Brook, IL – January 9, 2018

LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions of Oak Brook, IL announced that Stephen “Wally” Wallace has joined the company as president of LAUNCH Technicians.

Prior to joining LAUNCH Wallace held leadership positions at MRO Holdings, Inc. and Flightstar Aircraft Services. A product of Fort Lewis College, Wallace brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. “We are thrilled to welcome Wally to the LAUNCH family of companies,” said Mike Guagenti, LAUNCH CEO. “As we continue to experience rapid growth it’s important for us to consistently build a solid leadership team and Wally brings a stellar reputation as a leader in the field and a wealth of aviation experience. Adding Wally to the leadership team strengthens our stable of industry veterans, which is unparalleled in the aviation sector.”

As president of LAUNCH Technicians, Wallace will oversee sales and business development, recruitment and execution of the company’s services for contract technicians. While at Flightstar Aircraft Services, Wallace spent more than a decade helping the organization to grow from a six-line facility and 400 employees to a 15-line facility with over 1,200 employees responsible for over 1.8 million annual man-hours.

“I’m excited to be a part of this amazing team and helping to lead LAUNCH through another critical stage of growth,” said Stephen (Wally) Wallace, president, LAUNCH Technicians. “It’s a new role for the company, so I am especially excited to be joining a group that is so committed to creating best-in-class staffing solutions for our aviation clients.”

LAUNCH, known in the aviation industry as a leader in the field, continues to experience unprecedented growth. “Bringing Wally into our incredible organization gives us the opportunity to become even more responsive to our clients,” added Guagenti. “His extensive experience at forming solid teams also will help us continue to innovate and expand upon the services that characterize our reputation for excellence.”


LAUNCH Technical Workforce Solutions LLC is one of the aviation industry’s fastest growing staffing solution with over 700 contract resources supporting clients in more than 160 locations worldwide. In addition to providing technicians, engineers, machinists and other skilled workers to leading airlines, MROs, OEMs and service centers, LAUNCH provides Avionics, Structure and AOG teams for project-based solutions worldwide. Guided by a leadership team with extensive experience in aviation and technical staffing, LAUNCH is committed to providing solutions that are innovative, customer driven and technologically advanced.