Jon Wells, Senior Manager of Logistics and Materials Control at Honda Aircraft Company, is the newest associate profiled in Honda’s popular 12-part What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda video series. Wells is featured for the many unique ways he uses his piloting skills to make a difference in his community.
Wells is a 12-year Honda veteran, and his team manages every part that enters the Honda Aircraft Company facility in Greensboro, North Carolina, where the innovative HondaJet is being manufactured. Wells ensures that the material needed to prepare the aircraft gets to where it needs to go at each step of the manufacturing process.
“The aircraft first flew in 2003 and I was actually at American Honda on the automotive side. When I saw it fly, I knew that my ultimate goal was to combine what I do with my passion for aviation,” Wells said.
When not working at Honda Aircraft, Wells lives his dream by piloting his own personal aircraft. But Wells takes his dream a step further by combining it with the Honda philosophy he teaches by using his plane to help others.
A licensed Airline Transport Pilot and certified flight instructor, Wells has transported more than 240 patients for medical treatment through Angel Flight, and has also transported more than 200 animals to new homes through the Pilots ‘n Paws program.
“Honda challenges us to be a company that society wants to exist and one of the ways we can do that is by giving back to the community,” said Wells. “You can get your pilot’s license but after you get it, then what? This was an opportunity to put it to work, to do something good and to show how useful aviation can be.”
The entire What Makes a Honda is Who Makes a Honda series is available on Honda’s YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/Honda.