Gama Group today announced the appointment of Andy Patsalides as Director of Marketing, a new position for the 28-year old leading business aviation services company. Andy joins the Gama Group leadership team at a time of significant growth, which will see the company expand its territory in the Middle East as well as moving into Asia in 2012.
Andy joins Gama after nearly 40 years in various aerospace marketing roles at blue chip companies, including British Airways and Boeing.
As Boeing’s Regional Director for Europe and Russia, Andy helped airlines focus on profitability through network development, differentiated products and brands. At British Airways he held a number of Marketing Management positions, implementing major corporate identity programmes and managing the upgrade of the Concorde fleet. He was a member of several aircraft procurement project teams and a Marketing Consultant to numerous BA Franchise Airline Partners.
Andy was educated at the University of London, taking specialist qualifications in Transport Economics, Law and Marketing.
In his new role Andy is based at Gama’s Farnborough Airport, UK HQ and will report directly to Group CEO Marwan Khalek.
‘’Andy’s broad international aerospace experience brings an added dimension to the Gama Group leadership team,” said Marwan Khalek. ‘’Andy will help to both promote and market our wide range of products and services as we continue to bolster our expertise in the UK and overseas.”’
About Gama Group
Gama is a global business aviation services organization, founded in 1983 in the UK by Marwan Khalek and Stephen Wright. The group employs over 300 at bases across Europe, the Americas and the Middle East and operates over 80 business aircraft. The group’s companies and affiliates hold EU-OPS, FAA Part 135 and UAE GCAA Charter Certificates, FAA Part 145 Maintenance Approvals, Part 21 Design and Manufacture Approvals and offer business aircraft charter, management, FBO, maintenance, valeting and aviation software services. The Group is headquartered at Farnborough Airport in the UK, with its Americas headquarters in Stratford, CT and its and its Middle East and North Africa headquarters at Sharjah in the UAE. All three bases are Wyvern approved for their commitment to improving aviation safety. The group operates aircraft throughout the world and has over 30 worldwide operating bases.