Jet Aviation appoints Ruedi Kraft as president
Jet Aviation appointed Ruedi Kraft vice president, market development and completions sales at Jet Aviation Basel
Aviation has appointed Ruedi Kraft as vice president of market development and
completions sales at Jet Aviation Basel. In his new role, Kraft will oversee
sales for the completions business in the EMEA & Asia region. He takes up
his new position from 1 December 2011.
Ruedi Kraft joins Jet Aviation
Basel from Gulfstream Aerospace, where he served as regional vice president for
the Middle East and North Africa since 2002,.
He has been a board member of the Middle East Business Aviation Association
(MEBAA) since its inception 2006. In his new role, Kraft reports directly to
Stephan Krenz, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Basel.
With over 30 years’ business
aviation experience, Ruedi is no stranger to Jet Aviation. He joined Jet
Aviation Zurich as general manager in 1989, where he remained until his
appointment in 1995 to vice president and general manager of the company’s
then-new facility in Singapore.
He is an apprenticed electrician, a licensed avionics engineer and has
completed further studies in general management at the Institute
of Economics with the University of St Gallen,
“We are delighted to welcome
Ruedi back to Jet Aviation,” said Krenz. “He has a proven track
record in the industry and is exceptionally customer-focused. Coupled with his
aviation knowledge and strong business acumen, we have no doubt that Ruedi is a
valuable addition to our global network.”