Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and Executive Team is comprised of respected leaders with local and international experience.
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PA is governed by its parent company the Black Mountain Investment Company LLC.  Black Mountain is led by a talented and accomplished group of executives and directors who are all investors in the company.


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Mihai Toma


Mihai D Toma


Mihai D Toma is the President and CEO of Black Mountain Investment Company.


Mihai has built and continues to energize a corporate culture that places America, Family and Employee benefits at the center of Black Mountain’s ethos. From the Aerospace companies to the Real Estate holdings, the effort to create a moral centric focus has driven success at the employee, family and corporate level. Under Mihai’s leadership, Black Mountain represents the ideal environment for the growth of the American enterprise in a highly complex and global competition for talent, resources and performance. Such focus means that Black Mountain drives prosperity for employees, investors, the company, the communities where its companies are located all while contributing to American competitiveness in manufacturing and national defense.


Mihai serves as a Director for Benita International Children’s Organization, a charity that provides for orphaned children. He also serves as a Director for Artis Corporation, a non-profit scientific research group that conducts studies on nuclear non-proliferation and human behavior/cognition in conflict areas.


Mihai is involved in public service through policy development and leadership in the political process at the state and national level. He received his B.A. from Arizona State University and lives in Peoria, Arizona with his wife and three children.

Tim Cox


Tim Cox

Executive Vice President of Manufacturing



Tim is an experienced aerospace and defense executive with extensive customer facing experience.


His background includes twenty-five years of operations and supply chain experience, with various roles including: Inventory Accounting and Scheduling Manager, Operations Team Lead, After-Market Planning Lead, Materials Manager, and Aerospace Supplier Development Manager.


Tim received his Bachelor’s from Western Michigan University and resides in the Phoenix area.

George Botea III


George Botea III


As the financial officer, George creates and maintains the company’s budgets and accounting systems. Additionally, he also provides the reports by which the company makes both strategic and tactical decisions. George advises the board on financial policy and is responsible for the bookkeeping and payables/receivables staff.


George was one of the founding members of another real property investment company and a luxury home contracting company. He works as the controller for a research and risk modeling company whose clients include universities, businesses and federal agencies.


George earned a Juris Doctor from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He also received a Masters of Accountancy from the W.P. Carey School of Business, a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Arizona State University. George received multiple awards for his academic performance.



Andrei R. Toma


As Legal Officer, Andrei is responsible for contracts, business transactions, and legal organization. He is charged with preventing/reducing the company’s exposure to risk and liability. As an investor and the company’s legal officer, he provides the company with legal advice and works to navigate the complex laws regarding investments.


Seeing the opportunity in the economic downturn, Andrei was one of the first investors in The Black Mountain Investment Company. He provides the company with legal advice and works to navigate the complex laws regarding investments. Before joining The Black Mountain Investment Company, Andrei worked as an onsite manager for a general contracting company.


Andrei regularly volunteers his time to help children in an orphanage whose founding was dedicated to the memory of his little sister, Benita, who was tragically lost when only she was only a few years old. Andrei also volunteers his time at his church where he serves as the program director.


Andrei received a Juris Doctorate from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies with a focus in philosophy from Arizona State University.

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Joe Grossnickle

Honorary Director

Joe has spent his entire career at Precision Aero beginning with a four year apprenticeship graduating as a journeyman general machinist and culminating in 1982 when he accepted the position of President and General manager. During his tenure as President he led the company through transition to Lean Manufacturing and Implementation of the current Advanced QMS while increasing annual sales from $900,000 to $7,000,000.


Joe has been active in encouraging young people to consider the machining trade. He directed the apprenticeship program for the San Fernando Valley Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association for 8 years from 1982 – 1990. He currently serves on the Trade Advisory Committee for the Machine Tool Manufacturing Program at Los Angeles Valley college.


Prior to beginning his career at Riggins Engineering Joe served for 2 years in the United States Army Infantry where he focused on leadership training and earned the rank of Sergeant E5. He was also awarded the prestigious Expert Infantry Badge.