JetHQ adds experienced VP to US Sales Team
Kansas City, MO. – JetHQ has hired David Coppock as a US based Vice President of Sales, this appointment further builds JetHQ’s worldwide reputation of aviation experience and connections of its international sales team.
Coppock, a US Air Force combat veteran, has worked with some of the biggest names in business aviation, including Gulfstream, Hawker and Bombardier. He joins JetHQ after serving as Managing Director for Mente Group, where he was responsible for business development in the western United States. He’ll handle the same region for JetHQ.
“Both as a pilot and a businessperson, David has led highly focused and successful organizations that meet mission objectives,” says JetHQ Founder and Managing Director Garett Jerde. “His experience gives him instant credibility with owner-operators and anyone who needs aircraft. He’s a pilot’s pilot who has touched all aspects of what our clients turn to JetHQ for assistance. Aircraft transactions to fleet planning. General aviation to big commercial aircraft – he’s been involved with every spectrum of the industry.”
With more than 6,000 pilot hours in corporate, airline and military aircraft, Coppock holds type ratings for a range of popular business aircraft, including Bombardier’s Global Express, Challenger and Learjet lines; multiple Gulfstream and Dassault Falcon jets, and the Boeing BBJ. As a member of the U.S. Air Force and Iowa Air National Guard, he flew F-16C, T-37 and T-38 planes, seeing combat in the 1990s.
Transitioning to business, he provided sales support for major manufacturers for more than two decades, including Hawker Beechcraft where he worked alongside legendary pilot Butch Lang, now a JetHQ’s VP of Sales. He also has served as Chief Operating Officer for SmartTray International, which focused on enhancing passenger experience through portable electronic devices.
At Mente, Coppock executed business aircraft consulting, fleet planning, and corporate and commercial aircraft acquisitions and dispositions. He also provided contract pilot services on the Global Express XRS and Gulfstream G450/G550. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is based in Arizona.
Earlier this year JetHQ expanded its operations internationally, adding to its Asia sales team and growing its capabilities within Africa.