Verona, WI – May 16, 2024 - Contrail Aviation is delighted to announce the appointment of Ben Jacques as Vice President – Marketing and Acquisitions. Ben has been in the aviation industry for over 20 years and brings considerable aircraft, engine trading and leasing experience to this role.

Together with Mark Shaw, Senior Vice President – Acquisitions and Trading, Ben will focus on sourcing end-of-life CFM56-5B, 7B and V2500 engine assets and/or their parent A320/B737NG family aircraft from the lessor, trading and financing community as well as selected airlines. 

Ben was previously Marketing Director for 9 years with WNG Capital LLC where he was responsible for lessee relationships and aircraft trading, predominantly managing key accounts in Europe, North America and Asia. Prior to WNG, Ben was a Leasing Specialist and Group Quality Manager at Air Partner between 2007 and 2010. Ben also spent 4 years as Commercial Manager for IBA, the internationally-renowned aviation consulting and appraisal company.

Contrail Aviation CEO, Joe Kuhn, commented “Ben joins Contrail at a time of sustained growth and opportunity for the company and we are looking forward to benefitting from his undoubted wealth of knowledge and transaction expertise. 

Ben commented “I’ve known Joe and Mark for many years and I am delighted to join the team and have the opportunity to take Contrail to the next level”.