Who We Are
Arizona Aircraft Interior Design / AAID
(Left to right: Mike, Christa, Bonnie)
Mike is the President and Owner of AAID. Working with his father, Wayne, the founder of AAID, Mike began his career in aviation learning the family business. After serving in the Air Force’s Tactical Air Command and 23 years in engineering for Honeywell’s engine division, Mike returned to take over the family business. He is also a pilot and enjoys flying.
Christa, the newest member of the AAID team, is the company’s Interior Designer. She has a degree in Interior Design and holds certificates for Interior Merchandising and Interior Design: Professional Level. Combining her love of aviation (she has a commercial pilot’s license) and design is a dream come true for her.
Bonnie has been the Office Manager of AAID for almost 8 years and is the charming voice you most often hear when you call us. She served the Navy in a clerical capacity for 20 years before retiring and going on to be an entrepreneur, owning her own business for the next 10 years.
(Left to right: Bryan, Wayne, Greg)
Wayne founded AAID over 37 years ago after making a hobby into his profession. Wayne has been retired from AAID for over 12 years but hasn’t missed a day of work since.
Greg has been an installer for AAID since 2000 and is a native of Arizona. He took to the air for the first time at age 16 at Falcon Field in a Cessna 172. Since then, he has enjoyed experimenting with aerobatics and skydiving. Prior to coming to AAID, Greg worked at a machine shop in the aerospace industry.
(Left to right: Donna, Sabas, Debbie)
Donna is the Production Supervisor of the Upholstery Department. She has been with AAID for 23 years! During that time, she has developed countless custom seat designs that perfectly conform to our client’s specifications. She takes great pride in producing very high quality interiors. Donna became skilled at the art of upholstery during her 12 years with Sea-Ray learning to construct boat interiors. She is a native Arizonan who loves the outdoors.
Sabas is a Master Upholstery Technician who has been with AAID for 16 years. Prior to that, Sabas spent 17 years in clothing alterations before going to work for an automobile upholstery shop for 6 years and a custom automobile dashboard and car seat cover company for another year.
Debbie is a Master Seamstress with 33 years of commercial sewing experience. She attended flight school from ages 17-21; afterward she stitched sport parachutes for 3 years before moving to Arizona. For the next 30 years, Debbie was employed by a custom automotive supply house, where she worked on automobile interiors.