Key Personnel

Michael W. Johnson, JD

President & CEO
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Mr. Johnson is the founder, President & CEO and a member of the board of directors for Paramount Aviation Resources Group (“Paramount”). He began his aviation career as a flight instructor and then as a commuter airline pilot with Northwest Airlink before joining Trans World Airlines (TWA) in 1996. In 2001 TWA was acquired by American Airlines. Mr. Johnson’s flight experience includes BA-3100, DC-9, MD-80, B-757, B-767 and B-747 aircraft in international and domestic operations throughout Asia, Australia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North America. Mr. Johnson served as the Chief Pilot in Honolulu, Hawaii overseeing DC-10 and B-747 crews for JALWays (a subsidiary of Japan Airlines). His responsibilities included crew support, contractual issues, new hire interviewing and B-747 simulator evaluations.

Using his background in aviation crew leasing, flight operations, instruction and management, Mr. Johnson created Paramount to provide the highest caliber personnel to world class companies. He founded the company on the core principals of honesty, integrity, complete customer satisfaction and safety in aviation. Mr. Johnson loves aviation and continues to fly on occasion through the ferry services offered by Paramount.

Mr. Johnson holds a Juris Doctorate law degree from Concord University School of Law. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Clemson University.


Wayland D. Johnson

Chairman of the Board
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Mr. Johnson’s fantastic aviation career includes serving as a tactical pilot in the U.S. Air Force flying the

F-102A Delta Dagger as well as over 31 years at Trans World Airlines (TWA) and later at Nippon Cargo Airlines while under contract from TWA.

Upon joining TWA in 1965 Mr. Johnson worked as a Flight Engineer on the Lockheed Constellation (“Connie”).  He held varous operational and managerial positions at TWA, including: domestic and international line pilot, instructor, FAA designated check airman, Manager of Pilots at JFK, Manager of the JFK Training Center and Director of Flying (TWA System Chief Pilot).  His flight experience includes B-707, B-727 and B-747 aircraft. He holds a JCAB (Japan) type rating on the B-747 as well. He has flown in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

He holds a Master of Aeronautical Science degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University.


Michael J. Savinelli, C.P.A., ESQ., LL.M.

Member of the Board

Mr. Savinelli is a Tax Attorney and Certified Public Accountant.  His experience includes U.S. corporate taxation and international taxation, initial public offerings, SEC filings, and mergers and acquisitions.  He has worked at multiple Fortune 500 corporations and has many years of experience advising those companies on a myriad of U.S. and international tax issues.  Mr. Savinelli has particular experience with European taxation and Asian taxation, as well as doing business in emerging markets.


Alex J. Johnson

Member of the Board

Mr. Johnson is Chairman of The Board for JB Management, Inc.  Mr. Johnson established JB Management, Inc. in 1990 and served as Chief Executive Officer from inception until Sept, 2008.  Prior to forming JB Management, Mr .Johnson served with for over 28 years in the U.S. Army retiring with the rank of Colonel.  Mr. Johnson has a Master’s degree in Management from Central Michigan University.  He completed the Penn State Executive Management Program.  Additionally, Mr. Johnson is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Defense Systems Management College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.  Mr. Johnson was inducted into the Field Artillery Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame in 2000.