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IADA roster continues to grow apace
The seven new products and services companies for The International Aircraft Dealers Association bring the total number of new verified products and services members to 13 so far this year.

The International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) has added a new IADA-accredited dealer and another seven verified products and services members to its roster.

The newest dealer is Essex Aviation Group, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. with offices in Bedford, Massachusetts and West Palm Beach, Florida. H. Lee Rohde III, is the founder, president and CEO of Essex Aviation, a broad-based business and private aviation aircraft acquisition and consulting firm. Rohde brings over 30 years of experience in financial and operational analysis, manufacturing, distribution and corporate business development. He advises aviation related clients on a wide range of aircraft acquisition, strategic planning, financial, operational and management matters.

The seven new products and services companies bring the total number of new verified products and services members to 13 so far this year. The newest additions include Avion Law, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, Cogent Bank, Gogo Business Aviation, Solairus Aviation, Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems LLC and Wintrust Commercial Finance.

“The IADA board of directors is delighted to accept their membership, along with their expertise and professionalism in preowned aircraft transactions,” says IADA executive director Wayne Starling. “We welcome our newest IADA-accredited dealer member. And with the seven additions, our products and services members now number 87 companies, all vetted and verified to uphold the best traditions of transparency and integrity.”

The new member products and services companies and their areas of aviation expertise and locations are listed here:

- Avion Law is based in Newport Beach, California. Primary contact Richard Pearson is a licensed English solicitor and an attorney admitted to the state bar of California, a rare combination that enables him to advise clients on applicable multi-jurisdictional aspects of cross-border transactions.

- Barnes & Thornburg LLP is a law firm specialising in aviation and business law with offices in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its primary contact is Mary Comazzi.

- Cogent Bank offers aircraft financing, with offices in Orlando, Florid. Its primary contact is Margaret Francik.

- Gogo Business Aviation provides broadband connectivity services for the business aviation market, and is located in Broomfield, Colorado. Its primary contact is Jim Zanino.

- Solairus Aviation assists aircraft owners with the safe, reliable and efficient management and operation of their aircraft, and is located in Petaluma, California. Its primary contact is Jim Simpson.

- Stevens Aerospace and Defense Systems LLC delivers comprehensive aircraft maintenance, repair, refurbishment and upgrade services, and is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Its primary contact is Phillip Stearns.

- Wintrust Commercial Finance Aviation Group is a specialised division of Wintrust Commercial Finance, an equipment-focused financing group offering sophisticated loan and lease products. It is located in Frisco, Texas, and its primary contact is Steve Altman.

IADA's products and services members are companies whose primary focus is related to the support of aircraft transactions. The application process for products and services membership requires companies to contact three IADA members to obtain their support as a sponsor.

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