CHICAGO, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Support Services, Inc. ("JSSI"®) announced that business aviation veteran and CEO of JSSI, Louis C. Seno, has been appointed Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors. With this appointment, Robert H. Book, current Chairman, will join Joseph E. DaGrosa as Vice Chairmen of the Board. These members join current Board members Susan K. Marr and Neil W. Book.
"Lou Seno defines the business aviation industry. There are few, if any, players who have his level of expertise and knowledge about every aspect of flying. Furthermore, Lou is well respected and widely recognized in the business aviation space by the manufacturers and those who buy, sell, maintain, manage and finance aircraft," commented Robert H. Book. "For these reasons, it is only fitting that Lou become our Chairman."
Under Seno's guidance and direction, JSSI has recently established a separate Board of Advisors which includes the following experienced executives:
- Bryan Moss, former President of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
- Aaron Hilkemann, CEO of Duncan Aviation
- Jack Young, former CFO of Dassault Falcon Jet
- Craig Sincock, CEO of Avfuel Corporation
- Monte Koch, Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking at Deutsche Bank, a Director of the National Business Aviation Association and a licensed jet pilot
- Neil W. Book, Vice President of Wireless Security for Juniper Networks
- Joe Hagin, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and a founder of Command Consulting Group
- Mark Tillman, former Chief Pilot for Air Force One and current Chief Pilot for Discount Tire
Speaking about the formation of this Board of Advisors, Seno commented, "It is clear that to best serve our clients we need to actively listen to industry leaders who serve those same clients. This illustrious advisory board will allow JSSI to share ideas and empower us to grow further and continue our market leadership."
Seno is currently the CEO of JSSI, and prior to that he was President of the Company. He joined JSSI following a career in corporate aircraft financing that spanned more than three decades. During this time he held senior management positions at the business aircraft units of Boeing Capital Corp. and G.E. Capital Solutions. Seno is also a member of the Board of Governors of The Flight Safety Foundation. Since 2001, Seno has been an active member of the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University President's Advisory Board and was recently named as a trustee for the Institution.
About Jet Support Services, Inc.
Founded in 1989, JSSI is the largest independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for aircraft engines and airframes. JSSI provides its clients with comprehensive, flexible and affordable financial tools for managing the often unpredictable costs of operating and maintaining nearly all types of turbine-powered aircraft, including jets, turbo-props and turbine powered helicopters. JSSI serves clients globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical service advisors. For more information please visit www.jetsupport.com.
SOURCE Jet Support Services, Inc.
Seno: "It is clear that to best serve our clients we need to actively listen to industry leaders who serve those same clients."