Aviation services companies Jet Aviation has announced the appointment of Dave Paddock to the position of president of the Jet Aviation Group.
Starting from the 1 July 2019, Paddock will take over from Rob Smith, who has served as president of the group since 2014. Smith is moving on to join General Dynamics’ Marine Systems business unit, where he will serve as executive vice president.
Bringing over 20 years of experience working within the aviation space to his new role, Paddock joined Jet Aviation back in January 2007 as the vice president of business development and strategic planning. He later took over as the SVP of Regional Operations USA, a role he has held since 2015.
Before signing on with Jet Aviation, Paddock was the vice president and managing officer for SH&E, where he was tasked in devising and implementing business aviation strategy.
“As the regional lead for the Americas and a valued member of the Jet leadership team, Dave has overseen the company’s Dulles and Avjet acquisitions, as well the facility expansions in Bedford, Palm Beach, Van Nuys and Teterboro,” said Smith.
“I have every confidence that Dave will continue to do great things for our customers, our shareholders and our employees moving forward. I wish him and the leadership team every continued success.”
Phebe N. Novakovic, General Dynamics’ chairman and CEO, said, “With Dave Paddock’s in-depth understanding of Jet Aviation, he will ensure that we continue to meet our customers’ needs across Jet’s portfolio.”