Mr. Samuel Flores Jr.
Mr. Samuel Flores Jr. founded PKL Services Inc. in 2003. Originally and principally dedicated to logistics support services for the United States Marine Corps units and activities in Southern California, PKL Services has evolved under Mr. Flores' leadership and has become a well-recognized global company. Since its founding, PKL Services has expanded services across the United States, internationally, and in the war zones of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Prior to founding PKL Services, Mr. Flores enjoyed a successful tenure at CACI International. Joining the firm in 1997, Mr. Flores was appointed Director of the D250 program and led a team that expanded services to other commands within the US Navy and USMC. After his appointment to Vice President at CACI, Mr. Flores found himself at a cross roads where his entrepreneurial spirit would be eventually satisfied by assuming the role of CEO of his own firm, PKL Services Inc.
Mr. Flores’ commitment to the military establishment was founded on 30 years of honorable dedicated service in the United States Marine Corps. In 1967, as a young enlistee, Mr. Flores attended several service schools and was provided training that enabled 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. Mr. Flores' career included several challenging assignments that led to his 1979 commissioning through the Limited Duty Officer Program. Throughout his career, Mr. Flores earned a solid reputation for sustaining superior performance in all assignments.
After he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997, Mr. Flores continued his support of the USMC as a member of Marine Corps Aviation Association, United Warrior Survivors Foundation, Wounded Warrior Foundation, USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Pilots and Aircrew, Marine Corps Mustang Association and the Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation.
Mr. Terry Robling
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer, Terry assumes full management responsibility for the company globally and sustains the solid foundation of this internationally recognized and cohesive organization.
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.
Terry earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, National Defense University, Washington DC.
Terry has earned numerous military awards and decorations including three foreign government awards; The Order of the Rising Sun (Gold and Silver levels) from the Emperor of Japan, The Order of National Security Merit (Gukseon Medal) from the President of Korea, and the Legion of Honour (Rank of Knight) from the President of France.
Mr. Patrick “Paddy” Gough
Chief Operating Officer
As the Chief Operating Officer, Paddy reports directly to the CEO and works as a key member of PKL’s leadership team. The COO has a leadership role in building, executing, and overseeing all of PKL’s systems, processes, workflows, and procedures. The COO will also pay a critical role in helping to shape and guide the future growth and development of the organization. The COO provides leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that PKL has proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and human capital systems in place to effectively grow PKL and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The COO accomplishes the aforementioned responsibilities, guided by the strategic objectives of PKL and the COO retains overall supervisory responsibility for all corporate operations.
Previously, Paddy served as the Vice President of Human Resources, where he had full man-agement responsibility for PKL’s Human Resources functions.
Paddy joined PKL Services following a distinguished 30-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps, serving as the Operations Officer for both Third Marine Aircraft Wing and First Marine Expeditionary Force. He served as the Commanding Officer of a squadron as well as Marine Aircraft Group 39 and as the Deputy Commander of the Marine Corps Installations West. Upon retiring from the Marine Corps as a Colonel, Paddy attained six years of corporate experience as the Executive Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development for Orange County Transportation Authority prior to joining PKL. Paddy flew as a Naval Aviator in the AH-1J and AH-1T (TOW) Cobra as well as the AH-1W Super Cobra and the AH-1Z Viper aircraft accumulating approximately 4000 flight hours in peace and combat operations throughout his career.
Paddy has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from California State University Fullerton and a Master of Science Degree, with Distinction, in National Security and Strategic Studies from The Naval War College. He was the first Marine named to the prestigious Mahan Scholars Program at the Naval War College.
Paddy has earned numerous military awards and decorations for operational excellence, individual accomplishment, and the achievement of safety milestones. He has also received civilian sector recognition as the 2009 California State University Fullerton Volunteer of the Year and was recognized as a California State University System Distinguished Alumni Working for California in 2011 and 2012.
Mr. Mike Naylor
Senior Director of Contracts and Program Management
As Director of Proposals, Mike manages business processes, proposal development and contract oversight for this internationally recognized and cohesive organization.
Mike joined PKL Services following a distinguished 30-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps, having most recently served as the Deputy Commander, Marine Corps Installations West and retiring as a Colonel. Previously, Mike served as the Chief of Staff U.S. Joint Forces Command and U.S. National Liaison Representative to NATO Allied Command Transformation. He also served as the Commanding Officer of both Expeditionary Warfare Training Group, Atlantic and the Marine Corps’ CH-46E training squadron, HMM(T)-164. Mike also served as the Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commandant, Programs and Resources and as an instructor pilot at MAWTS-1. Throughout his career Mike accumulated 5,000 hours as a pilot in a variety of aircraft including the CH-46E, CH-53D/E, UH-1N, MV-22A and as a Presidential Pilot at HMX-1 in the VH-3D and VH60N.
Mike earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in National Security Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Washington DC.
Mike has earned numerous military awards and decorations including the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legion of Merit Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, Navy Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement Medals, the Presidential Service Badge and numerous unit and campaign medals and ribbons.
Mrs. Catherine Parker
Director of Human Resources
As the Director of Human Resources, Catherine is responsible for developing and executing the human resources strategy, managing employee communications, policy development, legal compliance, compensation and benefits, and being the advocate for creating a great culture for PKL’s employees.
Catherine joined PKL in 2011 as an HR Generalist. Her previous 16 years of experience in human resources spans from small to large enterprises including SAIC, Home Depot Supply, Jenny Craig, and Digirad. She has extensive generalist experience in all areas of human resources with a passion for benefits.
She is a certified HR professional having both her Professional of Human Resources (PHR) through the HR Certification Institute as well as SHRM-CP through the Society of Human Resource Management.
Mr. Scott Leibowitz
Director of Finance
As the Director of Finance, Scott oversees all areas of program finance, pricing, contract compliance, travel and mobilization, and expenses and procurement. He maintains relationships with the contracting officers, serving as the point of contact for contractual matters. He also facilitates the company's departmental budgets.
Scott joined PKL in 2017.
Ms. Michelle Ames
Director of Accounting
As the Director of Accounting, Michelle is responsible for analysis, oversight, and control of all financial transactions, accounting systems and insurance procurement. She serves as a liaison with PKL’s financial service providers, audit firms, KSOP professionals and valuation companies.
Michelle joined PKL in 2009 as an assistant to the controller and has served in numerous finance and accounting roles over the past several years. Her hands on experience with PKL has allowed her to contribute a wide array of financial expertise in support of PKL’s business ventures.
Michelle has over 32 years experience in accounting and finance. She studied business finance and accounting at National University and has completed numerous government compliance courses to equip her for her role as Director of Accounting.
Mr. Paul Callan
Director of Asia BD/Strategic Analysis
As Director of Strategy, Paul leads the operational performance of the company in support of the CEO and manages all corporate functions to include strategy, policy, and procedures. Additionally, Paul leads the Corporate Staff ensuring unity of effort, cohesive planning, and integrated execution.
Paul joined PKL Services following a distinguished 27-year career with the U.S. Marine Corps, retiring as a Colonel. Paul served multiple tours as a Commanding Officer, Chief of Staff, Executive Officer, and Operations officer. Paul also served as a Deputy Branch Head at Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, responsible for all aviation logistics procurement, budgeting and policy decisions. Paul has combat experience in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan, with his final assignment as Chief of Staff, 3d Marine Aircraft Wing, operating in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
Paul earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colgate University and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy from the Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, graduating with Highest Distinction.
Paul has earned numerous military awards and decorations including The Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, and Meritorious Service Medal. Additionally, Paul was selected as the 1997 Marine Ground Officer of the Year by the Marine Corps Aviation Association.
In Addition to his duties as Executive Vice President, Paul is also the creator of The Callan Course. The Callan Course is an world-class leadership-development program used by corporations, universities, and county governmental agencies to develop next-generation leaders.
Ms. Jenn Herman
Director of Marketing and Communications
As the Director of Marketing, Jenn is responsible for the public communications at PKL Services. She has responsibility to the forward-facing messaging of the company, as it relates to marketing, online content, proposal design, and communication avenues. Jenn is also the IT liaison for the company, ensuring that the digital needs and security parameters are managed properly for PKL.
Jenn joined PKL in 2010 as a Human Resources assistant and later moved into roles associated with design and marketing. Previously, Jenn has worked extensively in sales and marketing, customer service, and administration for companies in a variety of industries, allowing her to bring her breadth of expertise and Corporate leadership to PKL.
Jenn has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Philosophy from the University of Victoria and a Master’s of Forensic Science from National University.
Director of Air Force Programs
As Director of Air Force Programs, Al is responsible for program management of all PKL contracts for Air Forces worldwide. He is also the designated Program Manager for the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15SA Upgrade Training Program.
Al is a 22-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force where he served as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Commissioned in 1986, Al served in a wide variety of positions in aircraft and munitions maintenance with experience on B-52, A-10, F-15, and F-16 aircraft as well as multiple test platforms at the Air Force Flight Test Center and commodities at a large depot. He has commanded three maintenance squadrons, including two overseas, and completed his USAF career as the Deputy Maintenance Group Commander at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Al joined PKL shortly afterwards as the Program Manager for the Peace Carvin V F-15SG contract at Mountain Home, then moved to the Royal Saudi Air Force F-15C/D/S OJT contract and now the RSAF F-15SA Upgrade Training contract.
Al is a graduate of Florida State University, Troy State University, and Air War College, and is the recipient of five Meritorious Service Medals and the Air Combat Command Lt Gen Leo Marquez Award.
Mr. Ray Clark
Director of Business Development
As the Director of Business Development, Ray provides the Executive team with structured plans and background information for seeking business opportunities and strategic partnerships.
Ray joined PKL with 30+ years of successful management and leadership experience. He is a US Air Force decorated veteran of 24 years' service. His experience was gained as a USAF career aircraft maintenance officer, munitions officer and logistician making him well versed in all areas of aircraft and weapons management and sustainment. Ray created a proven record of delivering highly effective solutions to weapon system issues including fleet health, life cycle management, long-term sustainment, and diminishing manufacturing sources (DMS).
Ray has held executive positions at some of the world largest and most respected U.S. Department of Defense companies. He has provided a full range of Strategic Business Development, Marketing, Capture Management, Operational P & L support for large, medium and small businesses in support of aircraft and logistic sustainment to develop and grow their DoD and specifically in USAF market segments.
Ray earned a Master Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor Arts Degree from University of South Carolina. He also graduated from the U.S. Air Forces Air Command & Staff Officers School for: Effective Management, Leadership, Strategic & Joint Planning Process, Logistic & Operational Support, Air & Space Operations Concepts, Acquisition Processes & Sustainment.