Omega Airline Software Hires Three Business Application Specialists

Omega Airline Software, Inc. has hired three new Business Application Specialists to support its nearly 20 customers across the globe, consisting of international, national, regional, and charter/business operators.

The Business Application Specialists will serve as the liaison between Omega and its customers providing technical support and training to the users of our advanced maintenance planning and scheduling software.

“The growth at Omega is exciting, both as a locally-owned business and a member of the Midlothian business community. Customer wellness is a key initiative at Omega, and I am pleased to hire such skilled professionals, one from right here in Ellis County, to support this effort.” said Meredith Chase, CMO at Omega. “Anson, Edgar, and Kyle bring a wealth of experience from the aviation and software industries, as well as the US Army.”

Anson Calmes

Anson Calmes, Business Application Specialist

Anson Calmes, Business Application Specialist

Growing up, Anson was fascinated with all things aviation. This love of flying led him to Civil Air Patrol and Army Aviation. He spent over 22 years in the US Army as a helicopter mechanic and crew chief with an extensive background in aviation maintenance and maintenance scheduling. He completed numerous overseas tours while serving this country, including deployments to Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has logged over 2000 flight hours and is the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal. Anson retired from the Army in 2013.

Anson is a true native Texan and is quick to claim it. He was born and raised in the DFW area, is a graduate of Garland High School, and currently resides in Midlothian, Texas. He is married to  Heather, and they have one son, Jayden, who is attending the University of North Texas in Denton and majoring in music education and music performance.

"I am very excited to be a part of the Omega team, and I'm excited about my new involvement with the Ames planning and scheduling software, “ said Anson. “By bringing 22 years of aviation maintenance experience to the table, I feel that I'll be able to relate to our customers, and I look forward to providing a great service that will ensure a satisfied and successful customer."

Edgar Chimal

Edgar Chimal, Business Application Specialist

Edgar Chimal, Business Application Specialist

Edgar developed his passion for doing good business at an early age by helping his parents manage and operate their family-owned grocery market. Since 2012, Edgar has devoted himself to the software industry. He has helped many businesses succeed by implementing management software into their day-to-day operations.

In addition to his business mindset, Edgar has traveled to 13 countries desiring to learn more about other cultures and observe how they do business. He explored new methods for maintaining better relationships with clients, and plans to share that with his new family at Omega.

On bright shiny days, Edgar enjoys spending time in the kitchen with his wife or fixing cars. However, autocross and racing events are some of his favorite things to participate in.

“I wanted to join Omega to be part of a project and team that would allow me to help others to be successful at what they do. To plan, organize, visualize, and help them achieve their goals,” said Edgar.

Kyle Rogers

Kyle Rogers, Business Application Specialist

Kyle Rogers, Business Application Specialist

Kyle hates clichés but he is the quintessential people person. He learned this growing up in East Texas, and his southern accent just adds to the persona. Although he was looked at sideways by most people he met during his six years in the Army, deploying twice to Iraq as a helicopter mechanic, no amount of war could prepare him for this next sentence... Along the way, he married and had four daughters.

After leaving the Army, Kyle taught at an aviation technical school, worked for an EMS helicopter company as a mechanic, and a charter airline company as the only maintenance planner for over 70 aircraft. He has over three years of experience using the Ames product daily as a customer.

The sweater-less Mr. Rogers can be found hitting the gym five to six times a week. Alongside getting his Crossfit on, he is a personal defense instructor, specializing in Krav Maga and Jiu Jitsu. He is a member of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association whose motto is "Vets helping Vets".

“I am very excited to have joined the Omega team, mainly because I see fantastic potential in the company’s future. Ames is the most powerful planning and scheduling tool on the market, and it is constantly being improved to better fit our customer’s needs.” said Kyle. “I will assist Omega’s customers by maintaining constant communication, providing timely updates on any requests, and making sure that we are always thinking one step ahead of our competitors, like a carpenter.”

Omega Appoints Meredith Chase as New Chief Marketing Officer

Omega Airline Software, Inc. has announced the addition of Meredith Chase as Chief Marketing Officer. As CMO, she will oversee the company’s marketing department, which includes brand strategy, development and execution of new marketing initiatives, as well as customer wellness.

Meredith Chase, Chief Marketing Officer

Meredith Chase, Chief Marketing Officer

“Omega has a bright future with endless possibilities in the maintenance and scheduling world. Meredith will play a pivotal role in the development and execution of the company’s strategic plan,” said Richard Reno, CEO of Omega. “I am looking forward to the fresh energy and vision that Meredith will bring to Omega.”

Meredith has over 12 years of marketing and communications experience, including six years in the aerospace and defense industry. She has represented clients in both domestic and international markets developing integrated marketing programs that support brand growth, business development, and strategic priorities. Her areas of expertise include brand strategy and management, integrated communications, market development, media planning, and digital marketing.

Meredith comes to Omega from Bell Helicopter in Hurst, TX where she served as Senior Brand Services Manager. In that role, she contributed to and led several of the organization’s key communication efforts including brand strategy, advanced tiltrotor communication with focus on both Bell V-280 Valor and V-247 Vigilant, and innovation through Bell FCX-001 and AirTaxi. Her role in leading the brand services team resulted in global marketing communication programs with both high value and return on investment.

Prior to that role, Meredith developed integrated brand marketing programs for clients such as Bell Helicopter, Thales USA, Textron AirLand, and Textron Systems. She led the marketing efforts for the Mississippi Development Authority Tourism Division’s campaign following the Deepwater Horizon/BP oil spill resulting in increased tourism revenue along the Gulf Coast.

“I am excited about the future of Omega and the role I will play in its growth,” says Meredith. “This is an incredible opportunity to have a positive impact on the airline industry and expand the Omega offering into new markets.”

“In my role I will use years of brand development experience to differentiate Omega in the marketplace, highlighting its ability to provide the best answer to customers through the Ames software,” Meredith continues.  “A customer-focused wellness strategy will ensure customer needs are being met and the solutions Omega offers bring value to the aviation maintenance industry.”

Meredith graduated cum laude from Middle Georgia State University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology. She attended Mississippi State University where she studied graphic design. She is completing her Masters of Marketing degree from Texas A&M University - Commerce.