JSSI Parts & Leasing names Ben Hockenberg President and Jim Sellers Chief Commercial Officer

Sept. 29, 2020

JSSI Parts & Leasing, a division of Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), announced the appointment of Ben Hockenberg as president and Jim Sellers as chief commercial officer.

JSSI Parts & Leasing supports more than 10,000 aircraft maintenance events annually for JSSI customers and leverages JSSI data to offer rapid solutions for aircraft parts and leasing requirements globally. As president, Hockenberg will provide strategic guidance and overall leadership to the organization. Moving to the role of chief commercial officer, Sellers will be responsible for driving the parts trading and aircraft acquisition businesses, including all teardown, part-out and leasing initiatives.

“Ben brings a wealth of leadership experience to the company and a process-driven approach to our trading business that will accelerate the extraordinary growth Jim and his team have achieved over the past six years. In collaboration with Jim’s new role as chief commercial officer, I am confident JSSI Parts & Leasing will become the first stop for operators looking for aircraft parts support,” said Neil Book, JSSI’s president and CEO.

 “I am honored to take on this role and lead this talented team of aircraft asset transaction, logistics and procurement specialists,” Hockenberg said. “JSSI Parts & Leasing has a bright future ahead and I look forward to working closely with Jim and colleagues across the JSSI portfolio of companies to deliver the next level of aircraft parts and engine leasing solutions to the business aviation industry and beyond. In addition, we will continue to grow our end-of-life aircraft acquisition specialty, working in concert with the brokerage community.”

 “It is my pleasure to welcome Ben to the team. I look forward to us working closely together to drive the business forward and continue to scale up our parts trading, teardown, part-out and leasing activities to deliver a new standard of service and support to operators worldwide,” said Sellers.

In his role prior to joining JSSI Parts & Leasing, Hockenberg was focused on investing in the aerospace sector. He has worked in investment banking, private equity, and credit investing at Deutsche Bank, The Pritzker Organization, Venor Capital, and Greenbriar Asset Management. He holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

Prior to being named chief commercial officer, Sellers co-founded JSSI Parts & Leasing and was instrumental in its early success across every facet of the business. He has an extensive background in aviation with a focus on the buying and selling of parts, including roles at Prime Air, a HEICO Aerospace Company; Chase Aerospace; and AAR Corporation. Sellers holds an MBA from Elmhurst College and a bachelor’s degree from Western Illinois University.