Absorption of ExecuJet Aircraft Trading’s brokerage activities into Jetcraft’s international team expands global reach and depth
February 4th, 2014 (Raleigh, NC) – Jetcraft Corporation, the international leader in new and pre-owned business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades, today announced that the integration of the aircraft brokerage activities of ExecuJet Aircraft Trading (EAT) is complete. The result is a larger international footprint for Jetcraft and a strengthening of its on-the-ground coverage, allowing for more localized customer service across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India.
The joining of the two teams, part of a deal announced last August, solidifies Jetcraft’s position as the world’s largest business aviation dealer/broker and further enhances its dedication to local customer service. “There are benefits to being the biggest player in any given market,” said Chad Anderson, President of Jetcraft. “In our case, it translates into faster, smoother transactions across continents and allows for additional services, more choices, and greater flexibility. With the addition of new salespeople in our global offices, customers can expect a more personalized experience in every region. And we now offer an even larger inventory, which gives buyers access to the best selection of aircraft from around the world.”
A Global Team That Understands Regional Markets
The integration expands Jetcraft’s international sales team, allowing for a better understanding of customer needs regionally. “As one of six new team members, I’m proud to be a part of Jetcraft’s worldwide family,” said Andrew Hoy, Jetcraft’s new Senior VP Sales, EMEA. “With the addition of a diverse group of new colleagues, Jetcraft’s far-reaching customer base will benefit from a more local perspective on business aviation sales. Teamed with an experienced and knowledgeable global sales force, clients here in Europe and around the world can expect to get the maximum return on their aviation investments,” added Andrew.
By bolstering Jetcraft’s established European presence, Jetcraft Co-owner and Board Member Jahid Fazal-Karim sees a continuation of the trend towards tailored customer service. “Europe continues to be an important area of growth and the ExecuJet integration has gone a long way in helping us stay ahead of the needs of our large client base here,” said Jahid. “We’re finding that European customers want more shoes on the ground, closer to home. We now have sales directors in Paris, Geneva, and London to go along with our existing Zurich location, a city that our veteran Sales Director Chris Hollingsworth calls home. The bottom line is more clients, in more regions, will have a more personal experience with a company they can trust,” Jahid added.
The Jetcraft global sales force now counts 40 team members, including 20 senior sales executives, and another 20 sales, technical, and marketing support staff in 19 offices around the globe. Jetcraft is represented by dedicated sales teams and offices on six continents, serving customers in North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.
Jetcraft’s newest sales team members include:
- Andrew Hoy, Senior Vice President – Sales, EMEA
- Guillaume Chamoin, Aircraft Sales – Europe
- Pascal Bachmann, Aircraft Sales – Europe
- Melissa Meyer, Aircraft Sales – Sub-Saharan Africa
- Marius Breitenbach, Senior Sales Engineer
- Sari Sawaya, Aircraft Sales – Middle East and India
About Jetcraft Corporation
Jetcraft Corporation is an international leader in new and pre-owned business aircraft sales, acquisitions and trades. Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Jetcraft has sales offices/representation in Minneapolis, St. Louis, Teterboro, Miami, Basel, Zurich, Geneva, Dubai, Moscow, Hong Kong, Montreal, London, Paris, Johannesburg and Barbados. The company’s 50-year-plus track record in aircraft transactions has earned it a world-class customer base and one of the strongest global networks in the industry. Jetcraft Avionics LLC, a subsidiary of Jetcraft Corporation based in Atlanta, provides distribution of enhanced flight vision systems (EFVS) for aftermarket business aircraft using Elbit-Kollsman’s state-of-the-art EVS-II and AT-HUD. For more information, please visit www.www.jetcraft.com.
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