Jet Aviation is promoting Dave Paddock, currently senior v-p of regional operations USA, to president of the Jet Aviation group, effective July 1. He is stepping in for Rob Smith, who is moving to the marine systems business of parent company General Dynamics. Smith has led Jet Aviation for the past five years.
Paddock, who has 20 years of industry experience, has served with Jet Aviation since January 2007, initially as v-p of business development and strategic planning. He moved into his current role in January 2015 and has been responsible for acquisitions, facility expansions, and the portfolio of Jet Aviation services. Before his time with Jet Aviation, Paddock was v-p and managing officer for the consultancy SH&E, where he focused on business aviation strategy, market analysis, and planning.
“As regional lead for the Americas and a valued member of the Jet leadership team, Dave has overseen the company’s Dulles and Avjet acquisitions, as well the facility expansions in Bedford, Palm Beach, Van Nuys, and Teterboro,” Smith said. “I have every confidence that Dave will continue to do great things for our customers, our shareholders, and our employees moving forward.”