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Banyan promotes Tonko to chief operating officer
Jon Tonko's broadened responsibilities as COO reflect his comprehensive understanding of the company and stems from his more than 30 years of experience in the business aviation industry.
COO Jon Tonko.

Fort Lauderdale Executive airport-based FBO and FAA-approved repair station Banyan Air Service has promoted Jon Tonko to chief operating officer. This significant appointment comes as a testament to Tonko's 20 year dedication to Banyan's customers, enhancing its operations, being instrumental in the development of Banyan North and the new satellite MRO facility in St Augustine, as well as his leadership in achieving record-breaking fuel sales.

In his new role, Tonko will continue to oversee the operational activities of the customer support department, Banyan pilot shop, parts solutions, IT and marketing departments. Additionally, he will provide support to the VP of MRO, director of avionics and general administration. His broadened responsibilities reflect his comprehensive understanding of the company and stems from his more than 30 years of experience in the business aviation industry.

Under Tonko's leadership, the customer support department has flourished, earning the title of #1 US FBO as voted by industry professionals. He attributes this success to the collective effort of his team, who have consistently delivered outstanding customer experiences. The department's achievement is evident in the hundreds of transient customers who consider Banyan their 'home away from home'.

Tonko is set to play a crucial role in leading multiple departments of Banyan. His primary focus will be on managing the core operating functions of the company and contributing significantly to the strategic direction and corporate growth.

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