Howard Povey joins Marshall Business Aviation as sales director
Marshall Aerospace has appointed Howard Povey, head of aircraft sales and brokerage at Marshall Business Aviation. Based at its Cambridge Airport, UK headquarters, the new business will focus initially on acquiring and selling pre-owned business jets and turboprops. Povey will head the new operation and he joins the company’s management team as sales director on 5th November and will be based at Cambridge Airport and will report to managing director of Marshall Business Aviation (MBA) and Marshall Executive Aviation (MEA), Steve Jones.
Povey has over 25 years’ of professional aviation experience with particular expertise in aircraft sales, customer support and business development. Most recently, Povey served as regional sales director for Northern Europe at Hawker Beechcraft where, since 2007, he was responsible for the sale of new and pre-owned King Air aircraft.
Managing director, Steve Jones commented: “I am excited about the formation of the new Aircraft Sales Brokerage business and delighted to welcome Howard to head the operation. With his valuable and extensive experience, he will be a great asset to Marshall Aerospace. The establishment of the new sales and brokerage arm signals a strategic intent by Marshall Aerospace to expand and develop its business aviation portfolio and supports its customers who increasingly appreciate the value of the broad range of services we can provide.”
The business is already marketing its first aircraft for sale on behalf of a UK owner, a 2008 King Air C90GTi.
“I am delighted to be taking up the role of sales director on behalf of such a highly regarded organisation as Marshalls. This is a terrific opportunity and a particularly attractive one as the company is undergoing an exciting new phase of development. I look forward to utilising my skills and industry knowledge to drive the business forward,” Povey said.
The announcement of the new business arm comes as Steve Jones assumes responsibility for all business aviation-related activities at Marshall Aerospace, including the overall responsibility for the development of business aviation strategy, the management of business aviation, hangars and ramp facilities and the FBO (fixed base operations) which is currently franchised operationally to ExecuJet.