IADA names Phil Winters as its new chair


The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) has appointed Phil Winters as its new chair. John Odegard will become the new vice chair. Both will serve in their new roles for one year.

Winters (pictured left) leads Western Aircraft’s new and pre-owned aircraft sales and aircraft management/charter divisions. Western Aircraft is an authorised Piper dealer and the world’s largest authorised Pilatus dealer. The company also operates an aircraft management division with an FAR 135 commuter air carrier certificate and multiple aircraft, trading as WestAir Charter. 

Odegard (pictured right), senior vice president, Aircraft Sales, Wheels Up, is backed by more than 30 years of experience in various sales and marketing positions. He served 18 years with NetJets, working in both territory sales and management roles. He co-founded QS Partners, NetJets’ sales and acquisitions company.

Winters replaces Zipporah Marmor, vice president of Aircraft Transactions, ACASS, who becomes IADA chair emeritus. Read our feature on Marmor’s busy working day, published in Corporate Jet Investor Quarterly, here.

Wayne Starling, executive director, IADA on behalf of the board of directors thanked Marmor for her contributions. “IADA is delighted that Phil Winters and John Odegard have stepped up to these important leadership positions within the association,” he added. “We all have interesting times ahead with an expanding post-pandemic marketplace offset by major unrest in Europe and the Middle East, along with a presidential election in the United States.” 

Other IADA officers for next year include board secretary Toby Smith, who continues in that role, and is vice president of JBA Aviation. The new treasurer is Nick Schneider, president and CEO of Global Wings. Jack Gilchrist, founding shareholder, director of Gilchrist Aviation Law serves as legal counsel.




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