They are joined by three at-large members of board, including Doc Dwyer, of Guardian Jets LLC, Chris Ellis, of Avpro, Inc., and Peter Antonenko from Jetcraft. Also continuing to serve in leadership will be Michael Amalfitano, of Embraer, as the OEM member representative and Keith Hayes, from PNC Aviation Finance, who represents the Products and Services members on the board, as will Andrew Young, of AMSTAT.
New Chairman Carfagna is president of Leading Edge. He graduated from the University of Delaware, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The new chairman has in-depth knowledge of most of the corporate jet markets and has sold or acquired models of King Air, Citation, Learjet, Embraer, Hawker, Falcon, Challenger, Global Express, and Gulfstream aircraft.
“The entire organization welcomes our new board of directors, who will lead the organization as we all emerge from the personal and economic consequences of the global pandemic which began earlier this year. They bring a depth of executive transactional expertise that will continue to provide insight and perspective, further strengthening our board,” said IADA Executive Director Wayne Starling.
“We also extend our heartfelt gratitude to Paul Kirby, who brilliantly led the organization through the most unprecedented disruption in the industry’s history, as we grappled with the personal and business costs of the ongoing pandemic,” he added.
IADA’s dealer organizations and individual brokers do business in more than 100 countries. They consist of the top seven percent of the world’s aircraft dealers.