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About ACI

Leadership

Quentin Brasie

Chairman & CEO

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Quentin Brasie has over 37 years of experience in the aviation industry, beginning his career with the United States Air Force. Following his honorable discharge from the armed forces, Quentin served as a line mechanic for New York Air and American Airlines. His expertise in the industry led to management positions with Discovery Airways, and Avitas, Inc. He was a founding partner of Aviation Solutions, Inc., based in Manassas, Virginia, and held numerous executive positions, including vice president. In July of 2000, Quentin founded ACI Aviation Consulting where he is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the corporation. Quentin has conducted valuations on a wide variety of aviation assets including assignments for many domestic and international banks, financial institutions, and airlines. Quentin routinely conducts valuations for aviation assets, valued in excess of 2 billion dollars annually. Quentin has been qualified in a Federal District Court as an expert in the valuation of aircraft and aircraft components, and in the maintenance programs for aircraft and their components. Quentin has conducted industry presentations, published articles in numerous trade publications, completed numerous manufacturer and airline courses, and holds an FAA A&P license.


Wes Romaine, ASA

Vice President

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Wes Romaine joined ACI in December of 2007 and has over a decade of experience within the aviation industry. Wes has a thorough understanding of the business and commercial aviation markets and has extensive experience in the valuation of aviation-based assets, including aircraft, rotorcraft, engines, and spare parts. Wes plays a substantial role in the development and execution of ACI’s business activities. Wes is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers. and is also currently pursuing his ISTAT Appraiser certification with the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT). Wes holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from James Madison University and is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA), ISTAT, Helicopter Association International (HAI), and the American Society of Appraisers.


Bob Cowgill, ASA, ISTAT

Managing Director

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Bob Cowgill brings over 30 years of experience in a variety of operational, academic and valuation settings to his work with ACI.  Beginning his aviation career as a flight instructor and air-taxi pilot, he has served as the Director of Aviation Technology for a community college in Fairbanks, Alaska and as an FAA Designated Flight Examiner.  Since joining ACI in 2003, he has performed numerous aircraft, helicopter and simulator appraisal and inspection assignments and is active in the production of the Airliner Price Guide. He holds a Master’s degree from Purdue University, Airline Transport Pilot certificate with several type ratings, Remote Pilot certificate, Flight and Ground Instructors certificates and an Aircraft Mechanics certification with Airframe and Powerplant ratings.  Bob has earned the Senior Appraiser designation from the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT) and is an Accredited Senior Appraiser of the American Society of Appraisers.


Andy Krantz, ASA

Director of Valuations


Andy Krantz is an industry veteran and provides clients with critical business aviation expertise. Andy oversees valuations and supports ACI’s leadership across company operations. Andy is an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers and earned his bachelor’s degree from Illinois State University.


Matt Stripp

Director of Analytics

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Matt Stripp joined the ACI Aviation Consulting team in May 2017 as an Analyst, focusing on research within the business, commercial, and rotary-wing markets. As the Director of Analytics, Matt oversees the analytics team, facilitates product development, and implements business strategies. Matt holds a Bachelors degree in Finance from Florida State University. Matt is a member of the National Aircraft Finance Association (NAFA).