Jet Aviation restructures EMEA & Asia division


Jet Aviation forms two new regional divisions and appoints Kim Chan and Stefan Benzin for senior roles.

Kim ChanJet Aviation has
restructured its EMEA & Asia organisation by forming two separate regional
divisions. One division will be for Asia and the other will serve Europe, the Middle
East and Africa (EMEA). The company appointed Kim Chan as vice
president and head of Jet Aviation Asia, and Stefan Benz as vice president MRO
and FBO services of its EMEA operations.

To better align regional
operations, Jet Aviation created a seperate division for its EMEA regional
operations and established a new regional division in the growing Asia market,
consisting of Hong Kong, Singapore and Beijing.

As head of Jet Aviation Asia
operations, Beijing-based Kim Chan (picture on the left) is responsible for regional growth, strategy
and strengthening relationships with key customers, partners and government

Chan has held senior management positions in Asia
for more than 20 years with companies including HNI International, Honeywell,
Bombardier, Lucas Aerospace and most recently at China Alstom. Fluent in
English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Chan earned a mechanical engineering degree
from the University of New Haven and a master’s degree in business
administration from Columbia University in New

Stefan Benz (picture on the right), who was
appointed vice president for Jet Aviation’s MRO and Stefan BenzFBO organisation in EMEA,
joined Jet Aviation in January 2011 as vice president MRO sales EMEA & Asia.
Benz oversees Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO operations in Dubai,
Dusseldorf, Jeddah, London Biggin Hill, Moscow
Vnukovo, Riyadh and Zurich. Benz holds a degree in Aeronautical
Engineering from Stuttgart University,

“We are forming two separate
regional divisions for Asia and EMEA to meet the growing demand in Asia and to better serve our customers in these two regions,”
said Dan Clare, president of the Jet Aviation Group. “Kim Chan brings vast
experience and know-how to the new Asia
organisation, and coupled with his linguistic and cultural understanding of the
region, he brings significant value to our leadership team.”

“Stefan Benz understands the
inner-workings of our MRO and FBO network and he is known and respected by our
customer base in EMEA,” Clare adds. “Expanding his scope of responsibility to
include FBO services will ensure continuity of operations and underscores our
commitment to providing our customers the highest level of service.”