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Mekis makes a strong match for Global Jet Capital
Tom Mekis brings vast experience to his head of asset management role at Global Jet Capital. In addition to founding Piedmont Aircraft Company he has had spells at Landmark Aviation and Piedmont Hawthorne.
Tom Mekis founded sales and brokerage firm Piedmont Aircraft Company in 2009.

Financial solutions provider Global Jet Capital has appointed Tom Mekis as head of asset management. In his new role, Mekis will be responsible for GJC's asset management strategy, bringing the company's business aviation expertise to bear for its customers, monitoring aircraft in the company's portfolio and redeploying post-lease aircraft. Prior to his appointment to lead the asset management function, he served as senior aircraft sales director for the company since 2015.

Before joining GJC, Mekis was president of Piedmont Aircraft Company, a sales and brokerage firm he founded in 2009 that specialised in the Beechcraft family of aircraft. Prior to that, he was VP of aircraft sales, charter and maintenance for Landmark Aviation, the second largest general aviation provider in the US. Earlier in his career, he held a series of increasingly senior positions related to aircraft sales and marketing with Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation. Over the course of his career, Mekis has led organisations focused on aircraft sales, charter, management and maintenance, as well FBO operations and management. He is a multi-engine, instrument rated pilot.

“Tom's extensive experience in all areas of business aviation, along with his intimate knowledge of Global Jet Capital, make him a perfect fit for this critical role,” says Vivek Kaushal, president and COO of Global Jet Capital. “It's a natural step forward for Tom, and we're excited to see him take it on.”

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