Maintenance support and aviation financial services company Jet Support Services (JSSI) has appointed business aviation veteran Francisco Zozaya to the new role of president of JSSI Latin America. Zozaya will also serve as senior vice president, business development and strategy for the overall JSSI group.
“I've had the pleasure of working with Francisco for many years," comments president and CEO Neil W Book. "In his role at Aerolineas Ejecutivas (ALE) he was a customer and partner to JSSI. I watched as he was instrumental in driving its business to new heights and know that he can help do the same for ours. He has a deep understanding of the business aviation industry as well as an exceptional reputation that goes well beyond Latin America. I am confident that his work ethic, creativity, value system and leadership will have a significant impact on our success in Latin America and around the world. I could not be more excited to welcome him to the JSSI team.”
Zozaya will lead all JSSI activities throughout Latin America as well as oversee the global JSSI Alliance Program and JSSI Marketplace. The Alliance Program was first introduced in 2013 and is a multi-tiered framework for working with qualified members to deliver greater value to current customers, while expanding the company's reach and offerings to new customers.
Previously, Zozaya spent more than a decade as pre-owned director for ALE, where he managed the pre-owned aircraft sales and acquisitions business unit. He established an extensive network within the global aviation broker and financial communities, and with OEMs and MROs, while facilitating key industry alliances for what is one of the largest business aviation companies in Latin America. Zozaya graduated from Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City as an industrial engineer.
“This is a great opportunity to work with the very talented team of industry professionals at JSSI,” says Zozaya. “As a long-term business partner and customer of JSSI, I have observed the company's unique position in the market for several years now. No matter what the aircraft or engine make and model, clients benefit from one point of contact and an unrivalled suite of technical and financial products and services.”
He adds: “I have personally experienced the benefits of this service and have always been impressed by the high level of trust JSSI has established throughout the industry. There couldn't be a more exciting time to join and apply my background to continue to enhance service and support for our clients in Latin America and business partners globally.”