Chicago, IL – February 5, 2010 – Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the world’s largest, independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced the appointment of Robert “Bob” Wilke as Director, Business Development for the Middle East and Africa.
Bob brings more than 17 years experience in business aviation to JSSI. His successful career in aircraft finance began in the 1980’s at Michigan National Bank, followed by positions at CMI Corporation, where he helped launch a new aviation finance practice, Boeing Capital, Bombardier Aerospace and GMAC Commercial Finance. Most recently, Wilke was a consultant for TRIAX Partners, working with business aircraft owners and operators.
“I am proud to have Bob on the JSSI Team,” commented Lou Seno, President and CEO of JSSI. “He has a strong background in business aviation and really understands the needs of our clients in the Middle East and Africa. His knowledge of aircraft transactions in a global market makes him uniquely qualified to educate our clients and prospects on the value of a JSSI Program,” added Seno.
Bob earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Western Michigan University and an MBA in finance at the University of Detroit. Bob is married with two children. He enjoys golf, tennis, ice hockey, motorcycling and home renovation, and serves several charitable organizations.
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 customers 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 customers globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical service representatives. For more information please visit www.jetsupport.com.