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Mente Group gains Midwest MD
Industry veteran Jay Bushouse is to head up the Kansas office for Mente Group. The new managing director brings a wealth of sales and flying experience with him.
Newly appointed Mente Group managing director, Midwest Jay Bushouse.

Dallas, Texas headquartered aviation advisory and brokerage firm Mente Group has appointed aviation industry veteran Jay Bushouse as managing director, Midwest. He has an office in Kansas City.

Prior to joining the group, Bushouse was a sales director for Textron Aviation, selling new Beechcraft and Cessna Citations. At Textron he was awarded multiple president's club awards for sales excellence, and he was named salesperson of the year. In addition, he has been a sales director for a fractional aircraft sales company.

“Mente Group is pleased to have Jay Bushouse on its team, heading its Midwest business activities,” says president and CEO Brian Proctor. “His roots in the Midwest, transaction experience and customer focus will certainly benefit our clientele in buying and selling business aircraft.”

Bushouse is experienced as a flight instructor and airline transport rated pilot, with more than 4,500 flight hours. After gaining a BSc in commercial aviation from the University of North Dakota, he was involved in aircraft demonstration and sales management, and performed as a charter captain, corporate transportation captain, banner tow pilot and in fractional aircraft sales and management. He also holds a type rating in the Cessna Citation 525 series.

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