Michigan Aeronautics Commission Appointed Members
- Roger Salo Chairman
Mr. Salo brings 40 years of experience in business aviation operations.
- Rick Fiddler Vice Chairman
Mr. Fiddler is the Director of Aviation for Amway Corp., where he has worked for nearly 30 years. Previously, he served as a patrol officer, helicopter pilot, and on the underwater recovery team for the Lansing Police Department.
- Pete Kamarainen Commissioner
Chair of General Aviation Committee
Mr. Kamarainen, of Grand Ledge, is the owner of GrandAir Aviation, Inc., the fixed based operator for Abrams Municipal Airport in Grand Ledge.
- J. David VanderVeen Commissioner
Mr. VanderVeen, of Clarkston, is the Director of Central Services for Oakland County.
- Russ Kavalhuna Commissioner
Chair of Air Service Committee
Mr. Kavalhuna is an attorney in Grand Rapids practicing criminal law. He graduated from Western Michigan University's College of Aviation, with a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Science.
Michigan Aeronautics Commission Statutory Members
- Capt. Mike Caldwell Commissioner
(Representing Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue)
Michigan Department of State Police
Capt. Caldwell is the Commander of the Special Operations Division, which includes the Michigan Intelligence Operations Center, Field Support and Aviation Section, and Communications Section.
- Brigadier General Len Isabelle Commissioner
(Representing Maj. Gen. Gregory J. Vadnais)
Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Brigadier General Isabelle is the Commander of the Michigan Air National Guard assigned to the Michigan National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Lansing.
- Scott Heather Commissioner
(Representing Keith Creagh)
Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Mr. Heather has overseen the air operations program for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources since 1999 and has worked for that agency since 1977.
- Laura J. Mester, C.P.A. Commissioner
(Representing Kirk Steudle)
Michigan Department of Transportation
Laura J. Mester is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Michigan Department of Transportation.
- Mike Trout Director, Michigan Aeronautics Commission
As Director of Michigan Department of Transportation's Office of Aeronautics, Mr. Trout oversees Michigan's lead agency for overall administration and direction of aviation programs, airport development, and new initiatives.