BBA Aviation, the leading aviation support and aftermarket services provider, announces the appointment of David Best as President, Asia Pacific.
In this new role, David will be responsible for the strategic development of BBA Aviation and its businesses in Asia Pacific and for its existing operations in the region, working closely with the divisional management teams on the timely and effective delivery of BBA Aviation’s services and products to this growing market.
David joined Signature Flight Support (a BBA Aviation company) in 2004 as Managing Director, EMEA where he managed the development of Signature’s European FBO network. He was promoted to the role of Chief Commercial Officer in 2009 where he formed the commercial team consisting of sales, marketing, revenue management and brand extension. David has overseen the design and the implementation of Signature’s ‘go to market’ initiatives including Signature Status. He is a graduate of the University of Strathclyde where he earned his MBA and is a member of the Institute of Directors.
David will commence his new role on 1 January 2012 and is likely to be based in Singapore.
Simon Pryce, Group Chief Executive commented:
“I am delighted to announce the appointment of David Best to this new role. His appointment supports BBA Aviation’s vision to be a dynamic, world-class suppler to the global aerospace industry, as we continuously look for new ways to grow exceptional, long-term sustainable value for all our stakeholders. It represents an important step in exploring sources of long-term growth for BBA Aviation and building on the exciting trajectory for growth in existing and new markets.”
He will be based at Signature's global headquarters in Orlando, Florida, and will report to David Best, Chief Commercial Officer.
Signature Flight Support has appointed David Best its Chief Commercial Officer, Steve Lee as Chief Operating Officer and Mark Johnstone as Chief Financial Officer.
Todd Hattaway Appointed Vice President, Technical Services for BBA Aviation's Flight Support Division
Hattaway will direct and manage internal and third party services for ground support equipment (GSE) maintenance and repair services.
Vickie Elgin will focus on developing Signature’s client base in the Northeast and Midwest as well as increasing enrollment in Signature Status, Signature’s loyalty program.