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The Team
Administration/Support Team

Our team of administrative and support staff represent expertise, commitment and dedication. Each member offers a valuable contribution to your AvLab Experience.

Whether you are one of our new valued customers or one of our loyal veterans, or whether you shop online or over the phone with our product support team, you can count on this team of experts to see to it that your orders are filled, processed and shipped expeditiously, invoices are processed timely, concerns are addressed emphatically and products are priced affordably! Across the board, we've got you covered!

Rory HammondRory Hammond

Rory founded Aviation Laboratories in 1985. Since that time he has been active in the development of all of the laboratory services offered and all of the AVL products and chemicals. Rory has a B.S. degree in Marine Sciences with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts. Before starting the company Rory worked for several analytical testing service companies in Texas. Rory is most proud of the relationships he has built with his co-workers, and aviation customers and vendors all over the world.

Wayne Odegard Wayne Odegard
General Manager/Vice President

A loyal and dedicated chemist with Master’s Degrees from the University of Houston in both Business Administration and Environmental Chemistry, Wayne brings his knowledge, work ethic and quiet demeanor to a job he lives at a company he loves. Well over a decade into Aviation Laboratories, Wayne is still working hard to improve the company and pay for his children’s college.

Carolyn Reedy
Accounting and Credit Manager

Our Accounting Manager brings decades of experience with proven success in implementing accounting systems with design, functionality and day to day accounting operations. She is accomplished in directing accounting systems, proficient in explaining procedures and training accounting personnel within diverse audience knowledge levels. She is responsible for maintaining and improving the current accounting system and all ledger responsibilities including credit and collections.

Genoveva Santiago Genoveva Cruz
Administrative Supervisor

Genoveva has been with the company for more than 5 yrs. She is responsible for the Accounts Receivable department, as well as overseeing the receptionist and Accounts Payable functions of the company. She has a broad knowledge of and dedication to the company. On her spare time she loves to spend time with her two children and mother. And of course, we can't forget the dog.

Jeannie Ware
Receptionist/Accounts Payable

I am receptionist and accounts payable and have been with the company for a year. I answer incoming calls to connect our customers with the right representative. I also ensure that our vendors are being paid in a timely manner and I do my best to brighten everyone’s day that I come in contact with. I am a people person and love making others feel happy. In my spare time I love going to church, singing and spending time with my family/friends.

Derrick Jerry Derrick Jerry
Purchasing Manager

DJ is our Purchasing Manager, and a native Houstonian. He attended both TSU, and HCC. Although relatively new to the aviation industry, he comes from a strong purchasing and safety back ground.

Quick to adapt, and always willing to learn, he also assists with product development, and quality control when needed. In his free time, he enjoys playing with his two children, and three dogs. He also enjoys his ice cream.

Jeffrey Andersen Jeffrey Andersen
Warehouse Manager

Jeff is responsible for overseeing all facets of daily warehouse operations. He has over 25 years experience in the warehousing field. He has worked for large multi-billion dollar companies to small private organizations. His knowledge and insatiable desire for process improvement is an asset to any company. On his off time, he enjoys bicycle rides with his daughter and the occasional movie rental.

Troy Troy Henry
Warehouse Support

Troy is a native Houstonian and enjoys time with his grand children. His work ethics are very strong and he takes pride in everything he does. If Troy’s not working up a sweat, he feels like we are not getting our money’s worth.