About Us

Meet The Sonex Aircraft Team


 

Our People


Mark Schaible 

Mark Schaible

Owner & President, Sonex LLC

A Sonex employee since 2003, Mark Schaible founded Sonex, LLC in 2022 and purchased the assets of Sonex Aircraft, AeroConversions, and Sonex Aerospace to lead the organization and its staff into the next generation. In his spare time, Mark places a high priority upon volunteering for aviation safety related groups like the EAA Safety Committee and the General Aviation Joint Steering Committee’s working groups.

 

Heather Zahner

Heather Zahnner

General Manager

Sonex Employee Since 2005

 

Kerry Fores

Kerry Fores

Technical Support Manager

Sonex Employee Since 2003
(volunteer 1999-2003)
Read Kerry’s articles in Kitplanes Magazine!

 

Steven Severson

Steven Severson

Purchasing and Warehouse Manager

Sonex Employee Since 2013

 

Cris Nash

Cris Nash

Production Manager

Sonex Employee Since 2016

 

Tony Jones

Tony Jones

Aircraft Assembly Lead Mechanic

Sonex Employee Since 2018

 

Nathan Holbrook

Nathan Holbrook

Aircraft Assembly Mechanic

Sonex Employee Since 2020

 

Andrew McDougal

Andrew McDougal

Design Engineer

Sonex Employee Since 2021

 

Jill Behrens

Jill Behrens

Administrative Assistant

Sonex Employee Since 2021

 

Tom Turner

Tom Turner

Aircraft Assembly Mechanic

Sonex Employee Since 2021

 

Bill McNierney

Bill McNierney

Assembly Mechanic Intern

Sonex Employee Since 2021

 

Stephen Jones

Stephen Jones

Warehouse Associate

Sonex Employee Since 2021

 

James Fitzgerald

James Fitzgerald

Assembly Mechanic Intern

Sonex Employee Since 2022

 

Matthew Gillespie

Matthew Gillespie

Assembly Mechanic Intern

Sonex Employee Since 2022

 

Tyler Nash

Tyler Nash

Assembly Mechanic Intern

Sonex Employee Since 2022

 

Gracie-Jean Zahner

Gracie-Jean Zahner

Administrative Assistant Intern

Sonex Employee Since 2022

 

 

On February 28, 1998 John Monnett lifted-off from Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, WI in a completely new aircraft: Sonex serial number 1, or “SX1.” While certainly not the beginning of John Monnett’s journey, the first flight of SX1 marked the beginning of the Sonex Story for us and thousands of others worldwide.

Our Mission

Sonex, LLC is committed to providing the recreational aviation community innovative, cost-effective and efficient aircraft kits, powerplants, and accessories and supporting them with industry-leading customer service.

In addition, Sonex provides leadership to the grass-roots homebuilt community to protect the experimental-amateur built rules and cultivates new pilots and airplane builders through educational efforts.

Our Vision

To continue the Sonex heritage of Product Innovation, Affordability, Simplicity, Versatility, Performance, Engineering, and Quality and to expand these themes into a broader aviation marketplace.


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