The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) board of directors has selected Joe Carfagna of Leading Edge Aviation Solutions as the organisation's chairman for the upcoming year. He replaces outgoing chairman Paul Kirby, of QS Partners, who becomes chairman emeritus of IADA.
Carfagna is joined by new vice chairman David Monacell of CFS Jets, to lead the organisation in 2021. In addition, the board appointed Zipporah Marmor of ACASS as secretary, and Phil Winters of Western Aircraft as treasurer.
They are joined by three at-large members of board, including Doc Dwyer of Guardian Jets, Chris Ellis of Avpro and Peter Antonenko from Jetcraft. Also continuing to serve in leadership will be Michael Amalfitano of Embraer as the OEM member representative and Keith Hayes from PNC Aviation Finance, who represents the products and services members on the board, as will Andrew Young of AMSTAT.
“The entire organisation welcomes our new board of directors, who will lead the organisation as we all emerge from the personal and economic consequences of the global pandemic that began earlier this year. They bring a depth of executive transactional expertise that will continue to provide insight and perspective, further strengthening our board,” says IADA executive director Wayne Starling. “We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to Paul Kirby, who brilliantly led the organisation through the most unprecedented disruption in the industry's history, as we grappled with the personal and business costs of the ongoing pandemic.”
IADA's dealer organisations and individual brokers do business in more than 100 countries. They consist of the top seven per cent of the world's aircraft dealers. The trade association was formed more than 25 years ago, promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry. IADA now offers the world's only accreditation programme for dealer organisations and the only certification programme for individual brokers. The process delivers high standards of ethical business and transparency regarding aircraft transactions, leading to a more efficient and reliable marketplace.