BETHESDA, Md., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- eJet Aviation Holdings, Inc. today announced the appointment of Steven Harfst as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of both eJet Aviation Holdings and eJet Services, Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary. A veteran aviation industry executive, Harfst was most recently President & Chief Operating Officer of Velos Aviation an aircraft leasing and brokerage company.
A former United States Naval Aviator, he previously has served as COO of North American Airlines, CEO of USA3000 Airlines and COO of IndiGo Airlines. "We are pleased that someone with Steve Harfst's strong track record of growing companies and his extensive global aviation leadership experience has joined eJet. He is an excellent fit for eJet's business model and future growth objectives," said Gerry Gitner, eJet's Chairman.
"I am honored and excited to be joining eJet at this important phase of the company's development," said Harfst. "With our singular focus on providing fleet based comprehensive maintenance support services to clients operating a wide range of aircraft worldwide through our innovative partnerships with Lufthansa Technik and other service providers, eJet is well positioned for growth."
Mr. Harfst succeeds Steven Markhoff, who resigned from eJet concurrent with Mr. Harfst's appointment. Mr. Markhoff is to lead development of a new business opportunity. "We thank Steve Markhoff for his service steering eJet from a business concept to a profitable and growing global provider of maintenance services," said Mr. Gitner.
Founded in 2008, eJet Aviation provides fleet-based, total maintenance support solutions worldwide, serving individual owners, aircraft managers, charter airlines and other small-fleet operators of select Bombardier, Boeing and Airbus aircraft. For more information about eJet Aviation visit www.ejetaviation.com.
SOURCE eJet Aviation Holdings