200 years of combined industry experience. But we don't look a day over 199.

Mark Mathews

Mark Mathews


As owner of Memphis Propeller, Mark’s desire is to see the company continue to provide world-class propeller and accessory sales, service and support. Our goal is to continue to grow, learn, educate and advance top quality service and workmanship that we, and our customers, can be proud of. And to do it all at a competitive price.

Mark has been in the propeller business for over 25 years. Mark’s father, Ken, fell in love with aviation in the 1970’s getting his private, commercial, multi and instrument ratings. In 1979, Ken teamed up with his good friend, Les, to purchase Les’ father-in-law’s propeller shop, H & S Propeller, in Warren, MI. Mark would work with his father during summer months, and joined him full time in 1989. Ken is an excellent mentor and teacher.

In 1992, Mark met the owner of Memphis Propeller at an industry meeting, and discussed acquiring the business. A deal was struck, and Mark and his wife Kim have now been in Memphis for over 20 years – having two daughters along the way.

Russell Hultz

Product Development, Sales & Administration

Russell has worked in just about every capacity in the aviation industry including developing markets for a large parts distributor. He’s applied his extensive knowledge of aviation to our clients’ needs since 2006, and is currently responsible for customer service, propeller sales, and coordination between the customer and shop. Certified A&P and IA.

Donald Johnson

Donald Johnson

Account Manager & Director of Operations

In the propeller world for over 31 years, Don has a wide variety of practical experience, and is known as an outstanding “blade man” – able to straighten, repitch, twist, and repair all manner of blade issues. He built our starter-generator shop from the ground up and also ran our accessory department. Don is a certified A&P, IA and Repairman.

Leslie Davis

Leslie Davis


Leslie has been around aviation all of her life. Her father was a pilot and flight instructor, and her brother owned and ran a Fixed Base Operation. Leslie has been directly involved in the propeller business for more than 15 years. She runs all aspects of the administrative side of the business, and her unique experience is a great asset for our company.

Leonard Ciskowski

Chief Inspector

Leonard has an incredible passion for propellers! Since 18, Leonard has studied and applied the art of propeller inspection, repair, and rework. He possesses an incredible depth of knowledge from process, non-destructive testing, assembly and trouble shooting. Level II NDT certified in Dye Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, and Eddy Current inspection.

Trong Vu

Trong Vu

1st Lead Technician

Trong began his propeller career in the Vietnamese Air Force in 1966. Shortly after immigrating to the U.S. in 1975, he returned to propeller work, and has been with Memphis Propeller for over 33 years, accruing countless certificates for factory training. Level II NDT certified in Dye Penetrant, Magnetic Particle and Eddy Current Inspection.

Wayne Sims

Lead Technician

Wayne has been a propeller tech for well over 31 years. He came to Memphis Propeller in 1981. In addition to his wealth of experience in all the propeller product lines, Wayne has expertise on the Hamilton Standard product line. Wayne is Level II NDT certified in Dye Penetrant, Magnetic Particle and Eddy Current Inspection.