Chris Appleton joins Sheltair as VP, Business Operations Strategy


Chris Appleton

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 13 May 2020 – Lisa Holland, President of Sheltair has announced that Chris Appleton has joined Sheltair as Vice President, Business Operations Strategy.

His functions will include providing the company’s executive management team with financial reporting and analysis required for effective strategic decision making.  He will also manage all short and long-term financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting functions to ensure the company sustains its positive business direction. Chris will also lead the management of long-term relationships with Sheltair’s lending partners.

Ms. Holland stated, “In addition to his extraordinary reputation within our industry, Chris shares Sheltair’s core values of customer service and professional excellence. Those qualities will help fulfill the long-term goals set by our founder, Jerry Holland, while helping me carry out our shared business vision for tomorrow.” 

Chris comes to Sheltair from Embraer Aircraft Holding, Inc., where he enjoyed a successful 23-year tenure serving in multiple senior-level leadership roles. He has an extensive background in aviation and his proven financial management experience brings further depth to the Sheltair leadership team.

Chris Appleton stated, “I am delighted to join a company that reflects the values of a family-run business where integrity, professionalism, respect, and teamwork drive the mission.”

A graduate of the Florida International University with a Bachelor of Accounting degree, Appleton began his professional career with Ernst and Young, LLP in 1992 as a financial auditor specialising in real estate and retirement benefits.  He later joined Time Warner as an internal auditor specialising in the cable television industry.

Chris will be based out of the Sheltair Corporate Office in Fort Lauderdale.