Redstone Aviation Group was formed by former Lockheed Martin managers to fill a US Government need for small business capability in aviation programs and operations management and sustainment. RAG's core management team is composed of former Lockheed Martin (LM) program and business development managers who are steeped in the culture of integrity and performance. This culture ensures RAG performs as promised without compromise. We can provide a complete range of aviation services backed by our expertise.
Our strategic selection of senior managers brings together a core team of well known, highly respected experts in aviation operations and management. Team experience includes contract program management, military squadron operations and command, and corporate business development. Our senior management personnel have name recognition in their fields of expertise and are known quantities in military aviation circles.
Mike Dugan, CEO
Mike Dugan is the founder and CEO of Redstone Aviation Group. He is skilled in airborne ISR systems integration, modifications, and logistics support. Mr. Dugan is a retired navy captain and naval aviator, having flown the mighty P3 Orion. He specializes in business development and strategic consulting services, OCONUS operations, aviation safety management systems (SMS) training, and implementation support.
Alex Laborde, President
Alex Laborde is president of Redstone Aviation Group. In his more than 24 years (previously with Lockheed Martin), he held a variety of increasingly responsible leadership positions with large corporations, including modifications manager, sub-contract management, program manager, and deputy project director. He is a native Spanish speaker.
Mr. Laborde is a leader in the aviation sphere, focused primarily on ISR, and consistently manages programs and task orders to completion on schedule and on budget. He is also a vital member of the business development team, creating, shaping, and developing strategies for new business growth in the USG services sector and commercial aviation. He has substantial depth in program management and the Shipley Capture and proposal management methods, as evidenced by $2.3 Billion US in wins.
Mr. Laborde also served his country in the U.S. Army from 1990-1999 with the 160th SOAR (A). As a Nightstalker, he served in various maintenance positions and deployed on several direct action missions. He also worked under SIMO, helping to modify special operations AC for multi-role missions. He went on to work for Sikorsky AC, as the senior field service rep, Latin America, developing changes to the Arpia-3 (an international DAP).