LABACE 2014 – Sao Paulo, Brazil - Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, announced Tony Gilbert has been named the new Vice President of Business Development for South America.
After graduating from the Air Force Academy of Brazil, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Sciences, Tony served with distinction as an officer in the Brazilian Air Force. Later as an airline pilot for VASP in Brazil, Tony flew Boeing 737-200 aircraft before coming to the United States to begin his career with Duncan Aviation. There he excelled in international business development and successfully led the Duncan global sales force for more than 12 years. Most recently, he served as the Vice President for Partnerships and Network for Heli One, a global leader in helicopter maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO).
“As we continue to invest in the growth of our business in Latin America, we are excited to have Tony on board to help us expand our business here,” stated Neil Book, President and CEO for JSSI. “Tony’s valuable cross section of experience in South America, coupled with his strong network and leadership skills, will enable him to lead our team efforts in South America to provide aircraft owners and operators with the very best JSSI has to offer,” added Mr. Book.
“JSSI is a great company that I have known and collaborated with for many years. I am proud to be a part of the team,” commented Tony Gilbert. “I see great opportunities for us to build on the JSSI business here in South America as the only independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs. And I look forward to expanding the JSSI footprint here.”
LABACE visitors are invited to meet Tony Gilbert and other members of the JSSI Latin America team to celebrate JSSI’s 25th anniversary, at a reception on Wednesday August 13th from 1700-1900 at stand #3004.
About Jet Support Services, Inc.
Celebrating 25 years in business, JSSI is the only hourly cost maintenance provider covering virtually all makes and models of business aircraft, engines and APUs. 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. As the creator of the revolutionary Tip-to-Tail® Program, JSSI is the only single source provider of this trademarked service. JSSI serves customers globally and manages maintenance services through its worldwide infrastructure of certified technical advisors. For more information, go to www.jetsupport.com.