Sam's Aviation Experience

  • Commercial pilot and airplane owner for 60+ years
  • Representative from St. Augustine Airport Pilots Association (SAAPA) to the St. Augustine Airport Authority at the Northeast Florida Regional Airport (NFRA) (flynf.com)
  • Using NFRA general aviation operations and member of SAAPA for ten years (saapa.org)
  • Qualified licensed remote (drone) pilot
  • Volunteer pilot, Civil Air Patrol
  • Simulator pilot: Did FAA training of Air Tra c Control personnel
  • Airport Planning Committee: Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission at the Philadelphia International Airport overseeing airline and business aircraft facilities and air tra c routing
  • Flew life-saving sea patrols and rescues for Ocean County, NJ Sheriff
  • Volunteer pilot, Civil Air Patrol
  • Corporate pilot for LC Bowers Construction Company, Princeton, NJ
  • Flew life-saving sea patrols and rescues for Ocean County, NJ Sheriff
  • Corporate pilot for LC Bowers Construction Company, Princeton, NJ
  • Helped restore a me262 Messerschmitt WWII fighter aircraft
  • Helped restore a me262 Messerschmitt WWII fighter aircraft

Why is Sam the Right Fit?

Sam Barresi has the background and experience to provide our Northeast Florida Regional Airport and the Airport Authority with the directionit needs. He brings skills in Engineering, Construction, Finance, Litigation, Human Resources. He understands Business Aviation, General Aviation, Property Management of Leased Facilities, Airport Operations, Air Tra c Control, Airport Development and Planning for Future Expansion, including the opportunity for commercial air service and a transportation hub.

  • As a former contract employee of the Federal Aviation Administration, Sam understands the administrative practices and day to day operation of an airport
  • He has served as a design/build contractor, and built over 250,000 square feet of hangars and airport buildings across the United States
  • He has the knowledge and experience in international business and with regional airlines, as well as aircraft traffic routing
  • A former corporate pilot, he understands business aircraft, as well as general aviation needs
  • Prior to founding Burlington Steel Corporation, Sam was employed by Raymond International, where he worked as a contractor for a runway extension at LaGuardia Airport over Flushing Bay
  • Sam has strong executive experience as the Chief Operating Officer of a public company and Trustee of a college
  • He is currently founder and CEO of Rampart General LLC, a hurricane storm surge protection business

Sam's Business Experience

  • CEO and owner, Rampart General LLC, a hurricane storm surge protection business
  • Author of one patent and co-author of two patents
  • President and founder of Burlington Steel Corporation: Built more than a million square feet of steel buildings
  • American Society of Civil Engineers member
  • Chief Operating Officer TRTI-NASDQ registered Company
  • Past Trustee, Burlington County College, New Jersey
  • Volunteer, Memorial Presbyterian Church programs: Outreach Food for Kids and Home Again (for homeless)

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