Jetcraft appoints Colin Dunne as US sales director
Private jet broker Jetcraft has appointed Colin Dunne as sales director for its US Midwest territory. Drawing on more than 10 years experience, Dunne will act as a dedicated specialist for aircraft owners and buyers in partnership with Jetcraft’s worldwide team of more than 80 advisers.
Dan Kilkeary, senior vice president Sales, Americas said: “Colin has the expertise to ensure we continue to exceed client expectations across the Americas. He already has a deep understanding of how Jetcraft operates from his time working with us in EMEA [Europe, Middle East and Africa], so he’s perfectly positioned to make an immediate impact in his new territory and demonstrate our unmatched ability to sell aircraft at the Speed of Life.”
His appointment is the latest example of Jetcraft’s plan to boost its senior sales team across the Americas in response to continued demand, he added. “North America is still driving the majority of demand for pre-owned business jets globally, and our expanded team is set to play a crucial role in meeting this need.”
Dunne joined Jetcraft as sales manager in 2019, based in the company’s London headquarters. In this role, Dunne helped facilitate more than $1bn in closed aircraft transaction value, according to the broker. He also built and maintained relationships with aircraft owners, operators and industry partners in Northern Europe and the Middle East. Dunne previously held roles across the aerospace, energy and construction industries in a mix of design engineering, project management and business development capacities. This included two-years working with aircraft owners, airlines, lessors and MROs at AerData/Boeing.
Meanwhile, his appointment follows two senior executive hires for the Americas earlier this year. In January Gerald Hooper was appointed sales director for the US West Coast, including Northern California, Oregon, Washington and Idaho. Based in Brazil, Laurence Vidal was appointed sales director with responsibility for South American territories including Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia and Paraguay.