Argus International has welcomed Ed Wandell as the new vice president of business aviation – a new position within the company.
Wandell previously oversaw the Charter Evaluation and Qualification (CHEQ) Program. He will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the business aviation division.
Additionally, Wandell will continue to oversee the commercial operator analysis program, TripCHEQ and lead efforts to push the development of the CHEQ program forward while still ensuring all trains run on time.
“Wandell brings to this position many years of experience in the Business Aviation industry,” said Terry Webb, executive vice president of Argus Pros. “He has been instrumental in developing CHEQ into a worldwide model for charter operator vetting and ratings as well as developing and implementing the world’s first Charter Broker program.”
Wandell started flying in 1990 and shortly after that purchased a Cessna 172 with his Dad. In 1993 he was hired by an on-demand charter operator in the northeast and for the next ten years worked in operations and airport management.
He then took his skills to Argus International in 2003, initially, he managed the safety officer support program now known as PRISM then managing the CHEQ program. Currently, he is division commander with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary where he provides leadership and management training.
“This opportunity to grow with the company and build on what we have accomplished in the business aviation industry is amazing,” said Wandell. “Here at Argus were looking to continue garnering trust and quality, ensuring our customers know they can count on the integrity of the services we provide.”