Roy picture for websiteRoy Carwile, Senior Executive Vice President

Leading the LAUNCH Avionics team as its Senior Executive Vice President is a 30-year industry veteran, Roy Carwile.  After serving in the Marine Corps, Roy began the first 18 years of his professional career in the Avionics Department at Delta Air Lines.  Following Delta, Roy spent 5 years at Pemco World Air Services where he helped open the Tampa, FL facility in 2008 and grew the Avionics Team to more than 80 professionals. Most recently, Roy was with Southwest Airlines where he oversaw the Southwest avionics modification programs and overall maintenance at MRO facilities across the country. Roy graduated from Embry Riddle University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics. Roy also holds an active FAA Airframe and Powerplant license.


Rick photo for websiteRick Mitacek, Director of Operations and Business Development of LAUNCH Avionics

Rick joined LAUNCH in 2014 as an Account Manager where he was responsible for business development and account management. In his current role with LAUNCH Avionics, Rick supports the Senior Vice President with daily operations and assists in the business development of new clients. Prior to joining LAUNCH, Rick worked as a Product Line Representative for AAR Corporation, focusing on the Fluid and Electrical division of Eaton Aerospace. Rick grew up in the aviation industry with hands on opportunities to learn about aircraft and turbine engines, including aircraft ramp operations for Delta Air Lines. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing from Northern Illinois University where he also minored in Political Science and received a Professional Sales Certificate.