The SFAMC

The SFAMC is your aviation maintenance industry representative organization.

We are all volunteer members of the Board. Interested in joining? Please see another board member for details.

SFAMC Executive Board

Kim Merced

President
CEO Merjen Aviation Solutions Inc. FAA CRS #6KMR173C

Jesus Fernandez

Treasurer
Jesus Fernandez started his career in aviation eleven years ago, as a technician in 2006. In 2010, he went to George T. Baker and completed his A&P License, he then continued his education and completed his Aviation Maintenance Management Associates degree in 2012 at Broward College. Shortly after, he became C.A.S.E. Auditor and established his own business, Focused Air Advising LLC. in 2014. After being involved with different vendors in the South Florida region, he decided to establish an aftermarket parts supplying company by the name of Focused Air Sales, LLC.

Jenny Vazquez

Secretary
Business development Manager at Avborne

SFAMC Board of Directors

Ciro R. Hidalgo

Board Member
Mr. Ciro R. Hidalgo is the Principal of George T. Baker Aviation Technical College, an FAA approved Part 147 Maintenance School in Miami, Florida. He has been in education and employed by the Miami-Dade County Public School system for the past 24 years. Prior to his assignment at George T. Baker Aviation, he was an Assistant Principal at Miami Killian Senior High School. As an educator has been the recipient and nominated for various awards such as Assistant Principal of the Year, and Teacher of the Year. Mr. Hidalgo received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Science Education from Florida International University. He served in the United States Marine Corps, on active duty for four years, where he rose to the rank of Sergeant and was assigned to aircraft maintenance as a Powerplant Mechanic. He is also an FAA licensed pilot. He currently serves on various committees such as the South Florida Aviation Maintenance Council and the Miami Beacon Council Aviation Committee.

JanCarlos Llach

Board Member
JanCarlos Llach is a Miami, FL native and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Miami. JanCarlos is a husband and father of two wonderful children. JanCarlos Llach has over 17 years of commercial banking experience. JanCarlos Llach began his career as a credit analyst at Ocean Bank and later worked at Premier American Bank, and Bank of Coral Gables in commercial lending roles. From January 2015 through February of 2019, JanCarlos Llach joined International Finance Bank as a Commercial Lender, eventually Heading IFB’s Commercial Lending Department. In February of 2019, JanCarlos Llach joined Marquis Bank as Senior Vice President of the Commercial Lending Division.

SFAMC Committee Directors

Davidson Nzekwe-Daniel

Marketing
Davidson’s passion for aviation sparked at a very young age and that passion has led him to obtain an associate degree in aviation maintenance management, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in aerospace engineering. He is also an FAA certificated mechanic and currently works as an A & P Mechanic at Kalitta Air. Over the last couple of years, Davidson has had an impacting and phenomenal engagement with the aviation community especially in the South Florida area. Davidson is passionate about providing support for students in FAA training schools and ensuring that they have the necessary instruments to achieve academic success and transition smoothly into the industry. To this end, Davidson founded the Davidson Initiative; a nonprofit whose mission characterizes his engagement with aviation students and espouses his passion, love and admiration for the industry. Davidson is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Davidson Initiative.

Sean Gallagan, PhD

Education Workforce
Provides support for the SFAMC in regards to Education and Workforce needs.