Management Changes at the Top for Two FBO Chains

 - April 25, 2007, 9:37 AM

The top spots at two of the country’s largest FBO chains are changing hands. Mercury Air Centers (16 locations) has confirmed that president John Enticknap has been replaced by Randall Jones; and Signature Flight Support (43 North American locations) has verified that Beth Haskins will step down in September. Signature has not named a replacement for Haskins, who served as the company’s CFO before taking the reins as president in 2000. Mercury Air Group recently sold the Mercury Air Centers chain to investment firm Allied Capital. Kenn Ricci, owner of four Corporate Wings FBOs and founder and former CEO of fractional provider Flight Options, recently completed a deal with Mercury Air Centers that involved shifting control of Corporate Wings to Mercury in exchange for an equity position with the chain. Early this afternoon Jones declined to comment, deferring to Ricci, whom he said would be “available for comment within two weeks.”