Our Story

Headquartered in Poway, CA, PKL Services, Inc. was founded in 2003 by Mr. Samuel Flores, Jr.  Sam is a retired US Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel with extensive experience in Logistics and Supply Chain Management as well as executive experience as a Vice President at CACI International.

Sam’s leadership was honed by 30 years of dedicated service in the United States Marine Corps. In 1967, as a young enlistee, Mr. Flores attended several service schools and was provided training enabling him to complete 178 combat missions as a door gunner while serving with HMM-262 in the Republic of Vietnam. For his tenacity and dedication, he was awarded seven Air Medals and Combat Aircrew Wings.

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Our Founding Vision

PKL’s Vision Statement: We are an elite provider of skilled personnel, delivering Aerospace Maintenance, Training, and Logistics Services, committed to continual improvement, exceeding customer expectations, and implementing quality standards in dynamic environments.

Since its founding, PKL has stayed true to this vision. With PKL you can depend on a company that balances agile, effective performance with unyielding commitment to our core values.

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Our Commitment to Compliance

PKL is committed to continual improvement. We meet this commitment by providing experienced and qualified personnel, exceeding customer requirements while implementing processes through an ISO 9001:2008 certified Quality Management System in a dynamic environment.

Our Future Pathway

To confidently guide PKL into the future and exploit emerging strategic growth opportunities, in February 2015 Lieutenant General Terry Robling, USMC Retired, joined PKL as CEO. Terry assumes full management responsibility for the company globally and sustains the solid foundation of this internationally recognized and cohesive organization.

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Terry joins PKL Services following a distinguished 38-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps, having most recently served in the Marine Corps’ largest operational command billet as the Commander, U.S.  Marine Corps Forces, Pacific and retiring as a Lieutenant General. Previously, Terry served as the Deputy Commandant for Aviation, responsible for all Marine Corps aviation procurement, budgeting and policy decisions. He also served as the Commander, Marine Corps Forces and Marine Corps Bases, Japan, as well as the Commanding General of III Marine Expeditionary Force in Okinawa, Japan. Terry flew as a Naval flight officer in F-4 Phantom and F/A-18D aircraft and accumulated over 5,200 tactical jet hours in peace and combat throughout his career.

PKL is, and will remain, a leading global aerospace services company providing our customers innovative maintenance, training, and logistics solutions.

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