Basel / Switzerland, February 08, 2011 – Jet Aviation has appointed Stefan Benz the new vice president MRO sales for the EMEA & Asia group. In this function, Benz leads all regional MRO sales directors and the sales support team. As part of an overall customer relationship enhancement, he will also work closely with all Jet Aviation sites to optimize internal capabilities and capacities, and to effectively manage customer relations.
Stefan Benz brings considerable aviation knowledge and experience to this role. He is responsible for growing sales and expanding Jet Aviation’s MRO service portfolio available in the EMEA and Asia regions to all customers. He began his aviation career with Daimler-Benz Aerospace before moving to the European Aeronautic Defence & Space Company (EADS), holding several positions in marketing and regional strategy. Benz holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Stuttgart University and gained direct MRO sales experience from MTU Maintenance Hannover GmbH in the field of commercial aeronautical powerplants. Prior to joining Jet Aviation, he was General Manager Sales, Marketing and Business Development at a large aerospace technology company.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was founded in Switzerland in 1967 and is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 5,000 employees cater to client needs from 24 airport facilities throughout Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North and South America. The company provides maintenance, completions and refurbishment, engineering, fixed base operations, along with aircraft management, charter services, aircraft sales and personnel services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly operate a fleet of more than 200 aircraft. For more information, please visit www.jetaviation.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 90,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.generaldynamics.com.