Flexjet Expands Team With Three New Sales Directors

  • Simon Maina joins company as a Fractional Sales Director
  • Steve Taylor and Chea Neitzel serve as regional Jet Card Sales Directors 

To further its goal of providing tailored, personal private aviation solutions, Flexjet is proud to announce the expansion of its Sales Directors’ team with three new additions. Simon Maina joins Flexjet as Fractional Sales Director serving the West Central area. Flexjet is also adding two sales directors who will be responsible for selling cards for the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program—operated by U.S. air carrier Jet Solutions, LLC—as well as the Flexjet charter card and on-demand charter brokerage services. Steve Taylor and Chea Neitzel will serve as Jet Card Sales Directors in the North Central and Manhattan areas, respectively. In these positions, the new hires will be focused on generating revenue and furthering the company’s presence in the private aviation market.

“With the economy continuing its recovery, new sales opportunities are being created across the country,” said Fred Reid, President, Flexjet. “The addition of Simon to our Fractional Sales team and Steve and Chea to the Jet Card Sales team ensures our ability to provide the high level of personalized service, for which Flexjet is known, to each of our current and future customers.”

With an impressive 20-year history in the aviation industry, Simon Maina joins the Flexjet team with a distinctive background in sales management and marketing development. Most recently, Maina served as President of Premier Aviation, LLC, in Broomfield, Colo. There, he was responsible for the daily operations of a fleet of charter aircraft and oversaw the company’s marketing strategies. In his new role, Maina will be responsible for sales of Flexjet fractional aircraft ownership programs in the West Central region—including Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Wyoming.

After serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps as a naval aviator, Steve Taylor took to the private sector, but never strayed from his passion for aviation. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Pentastar Aviation, LLC, in Waterford, Mich. There, Taylor oversaw and executed all aspects of the sales and marketing divisions while providing leadership to the operations and business units, including strategic alliances and partnerships. As a new member of the team, Taylor will be responsible for sales of the Flexjet 25 Jet Card and charter brokerage products in the North Central region—including Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Michigan.

Chea Neitzel’s notable career began in the U.S. Army, where she served as captain in the Corps of Engineers’ 18th Airborne Corps in Ft. Bragg, N.C. Although new to the private aviation industry, Neitzel is no stranger to the sales trade. After working in the pharmaceutical sales business for nearly nine years, Neitzel is eager to bring her award-winning sales acumen to New York and generate Flexjet 25 Jet Card sales in the Manhattan area.

For more information on Flexjet, visit www.flexjet.com or call 1-800-FLEXJET (353-9538).

About Flexjet
Richardson, TX-based Flexjet – a division of Bombardier, the world’s largest business aviation manufacturer - first entered the fractional jet ownership market in 1995. Flexjet now offers whole aircraft ownership and management, fractional jet ownership, jet cards and charter brokerage services*. Flexjet is the first fractional aircraft program manager in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundation’s Industry Audit Standard. Flexjet’s fractional program fields an exclusive family of Bombardier business aircraft - the youngest in the fractional jet industry with an average age of 3.9 years - including the Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60 XR, Challenger 300 and Challenger 605 business jets.  For more details on innovative programs and flexible offerings, visit www.flexjet.com

Flexjet has an approved fractional ownership program pursuant 14 C.F.R. Part 91, Subpart K, and manages flights for individual aircraft owners under Part 91 whole aircraft management program. All other flights (e.g. Flexjet 25 card program, charter card program, supplemental lift, etc.) are provided by certificated air carriers in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, as Flexjet is not an air carrier.

About the Flexjet 25 Jet Card Program
First introduced in 2006, the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program—operated under Part 135 by Jet Solutions—offers travelers an easy way to sample private aviation without assuming ownership of a plane, while providing customers with an unbeatable combination of choice, flexibility and benefits amongst jet cards. The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program provides travel by the hour – in increments of 25-, 30- and 35-hours – on a fleet of Bombardier Learjet 40 XR, Learjet 45 XR, Learjet 60, Challenger 300 and Challenger 604 business aircraft, operated by Jet Solutions, a U.S. air carrier.  Participants can choose from different price levels for each aircraft based on a preset number of travel days per year – ranging from an unrestricted 365-day jet card to a 355-day, 325-day or 275-day jet card. Additional hours are also available for purchase as needed. More information is available at www.flexjet.com or www.jetsolutions.com

About Jet Solutions, LLC
Richardson, TX-based Jet Solutions, established in 1995, is one of the largest FAR Part 135 air carriers, having operated more than 1,000,000 flight hours for customers throughout the world. Jet Solutions is the first air carrier in the world to be recognized as achieving the Air Charter Safety Foundations Industry Audit Standard, and is the exclusive provider of the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program. www.jetsolutions.com

About Bombardier
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2010, were $19.4 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.

Notes to Editors

  • *The Flexjet 25 Jet Card program is operated under Part 135 by Jet Solutions, LLC, a U.S. air carrier. Flexjet acts as an agent for Jet Solutions, LLC, in connection with the Flexjet 25 Jet Card program. Flexjet acts as an agent for the customer for the Flexjet charter card and on-demand charter brokerage programs in arranging transportation operated under Part 135 by U.S. air carriers.
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Erin Portman
On Behalf of Flexjet
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