Starting his aviation career as an Aircraft Mechanic with AMR Eagle, Charles advanced to Director of Aircraft Maintenance before joining British Aerospace Regional Aircraft, where he held director-level positions in technical support, customer support, and in-service business development. Proving his ability to transform complex issues into operational successes, he attained senior management positions including Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering and ultimately COO for TransMeridian Airlines, followed by COO for World Airways.
Charles was most recently CEO for Global Aviation Holdings Inc., the largest commercial provider of charter air transportation for the U.S. Military and a major provider of commercial global passenger and cargo air transportation services. He also owned New River Aviation, an aviation consultancy group providing realistic solutions for a wide array of business concepts to private individuals, financial institutions, private equity, and capital investment firms.
Charles served in the U.S. Army—earning an Army Achievement Medal, graduated from the Spartan College of Aeronautics in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is an FAA Certificated A/P Mechanic.