Changes in U.S. leadership at Jet Aviation

 - January 29, 2009, 7:54 AM

Zurich-based aviation services provider Jet Aviation is restructuring its U.S. executive management following the announcement that Jim Ziegler, CEO of U.S. operations, will be leaving the company. Ziegler, who joined Jet Aviation in 2007 after stints at Learjet and Bombardier, will continue to act as a consultant for the company.

“Jim was brought into the company to develop and execute a strategy to expand the business and to integrate the various units into a cohesive enterprise,” said Peter Edwards, president of the Jet Aviation Group. “Since his arrival the organization has been professionalized and positioned well for the future.” Under Ziegler’s leadership, Jet Aviation extended its reach in the U.S. with the acquisition of Savannah Air Center, and by instituting improvements at affiliate Midcoast Aviation’s completions facilities.

With Ziegler’s departure, responsibility for the company’s U.S. operations will be split between Gary Dempsey, Jet Aviation’s president of flight services for the Americas, and Kurt Sutterer, Midcoast’s president for MRO and completions.