Our Team

Our Team

Adil Zaki

Adil Zaki is an aviation expert with over 30 years of experience. Mr. Zaki was the CEO and President for United Soil Technologies, specialized in Environmental and Soil Engineering solutions. Mr. Zaki has extensive experience in airfield maintenance solutions and an expert in FAA and ICAO rules and regulations. He consulted for governments and large organizations in diverse regions of the world. As President, Mr. Zaki established the HL Gulf operation in the Middle East. He attended Ball State University in Indiana where he studied Industrial Technologies and holds diplomas in Airport Operations and Management.

John Shaw McNeely, CEO of Skip-Line, possesses over 30 years of experience with roads and airports as former President and CEO of Hi-Lite Airfield Services from 1989 – 2020. At Hi-Lite, John worked with industry professionals and regulators around the world to elevate aviation safety standards, including quality control and best practice methodologies. In 2010, he expanded the business into the Middle East region with a prominent project at the New Doha International Airport. In 2016, John founded Spec-Rite Systems to transform highway safety with sophisticated software and services to improve compliance and safety throughout the global transportation industry. In 2020, he bought Skip-Line, LLC and merged the two companies into Skip-Line by Spec-Rite. John is a University at Buffalo graduate with a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Corporate Finance. 

John Shaw McNeely

Bhavik Patel

Bhavik has more than 10 years of experience and currently serves as VP of Finance at Skip-Line, LLC and HL Gulf, LLC. Before joining HL Gulf, Bhavik held Finance positions across an array of industries including multi-million dollar monthly lending pipelines, PE project analyst at Jai Gayatri MA, development manager at Days Inn, and recently Hi-Lite Global. Bhavik’s experience includes feasibility studies, forecasted financials, structured debt, and M&A as an Asset Manager. He has collateralized debt obligation, managed positive NPV projects for acquisition and generated required yield for investors. He is also involved with EXPORTNY: An International Business Development Program. Bhavik earned his MBA in Finance and Strategic Management from the University of Rochester in 2017.

Captain Hassan has been with HL Gulf since 2015 as Egypt Director.  Hassan has over 30 years of extensive experience managing airlines with a proven track record of success including powerful networking locally and globally, established, restructured and managed; National Aviation, Link Aero, Top Aviation, Alexandria Airlines, Almasria Universal Airlines, and Nile Air.  Hassan managed and represented the entire TUI group. Airlines included Kras Air, Oman Air, Royal Air Brunei, Neos, Blue Panorama Airlines, US Air Force Flights to/ from the region, British Aerospace delivery of fighter jets via Egypt.

Captain Hassan Aziz

Tom Anderson

Tom Anderson serves as International Operations Manager for HL Gulf.  He has over 30 years of experience in mechanical engineering and airfield construction.  Tom is an expert in air traffic control and has extensive Airside Safety experience. He has worked at over 50 commercial airports, airbases, and other military installations. Tom has been with HL Gulf over the last 10 years servicing the GCC and other regions.

Hisham Zaki is a Project Manager at HL Gulf KSA. Hisham Zaki is an experienced Construction and Operations Manager with over 10 years of experience in the aviation industry.  Hisham is experienced in coordination, building partnerships, and working collaboratively with airport engineers, vendors, local officials, and airport authorities to ensure the success of projects. 

Hisham Zaki

Ahmed Albeladi

Ahmed Albeladi is an Administration Manager at HLF Gulf KSA. Ahmed holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Sciences from King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah.  He holds a diploma in applied computers. Long experience in Government Relations and Human Resources.  Ahmed joined HL Gulf in 2016 as an Office Administrator and Government Relations Manager for KSA airports. 

Carol Urbanowicz joined Shaw Harbor Holdings in 2020 as Human Resources Director. Carol has expertise in Operations, Logistics, Safety Management, Personnel Management, and Recruitment. Carol also has a background in working with children in Education, which provides Carol with empathy, understanding, and enhanced recruitment skills. As Human Resources Director, Carol plays an active role in recruiting talent for Shaw Harbor Holdings’ companies. Before Shaw Harbor, Carol worked as Human Resources Director for Hi-Lite where she worked closely with the Senior management team and was directly responsible for administering human resource policies, programs, and practices. Carol has been active at the local level by holding a member position at the Youth Board Committee. Carol has served two three-year terms with the Workforce Development Board and is an active member of SHRM and the local North Country Human Resource Association.       

Carol Urbanowicz