SGI Aviation Services B.V. (“SGI Aviation”), an independent advisor to the aviation industry, providing technical consulting and advisory services in the areas of aircraft and engine asset management, announced the addition of Chris Water to its Sales and Marketing Team. Mr. Water joins SGI to strengthen the company’s marketing efforts, to investigate involvement in new markets, while connecting SGI’s tailored services to SGI’s current customer base and beyond. SGI Aviation currently manages more than 60 aircraft for five different customers with the commitment to further expanding it.

“We are thrilled to have Chris joining the team,” said SGI Aviation Chief Executive Officer Paolo Lironi. “We are confident that Chris will help bringing SGI to the next level and will be a major contributor to SGI’s expansion of our customer footprint. SGI will benefit from Chris experience and skills by having a fresh look at the services offered and by tackling new market segments, too.”

With more than 25 years of experience in aviation, Mr. Water held a number of roles in the technical and commercial fields. Most recently he worked in a commercial role at the U.S.-based Distributor Global Aviation, where he managed the European market as Director of Sales for forty-three countries. Prior to that, Mr. Water spent 20 years at KLM E&M, where he served as Ground Engineer-Testrunner (747/767/MD11 &737), Project Supervisor and Customer Support Manager, being involved in all aspects of aircraft maintenance, concluding his KLM-career as Head of the Supply Chain Management. Mr. Water started his aviation career at Fokker Aircraft as a mechanic in 1990.

“I am very excited about the opportunity to contribute my experience and knowledge of the aviation market to further drive the growth of SGI Aviation,” said SGI Aviation Sales and Marketing Manager Chris Water. “As we continue to grow our portfolio, we will ensure our commitment to delivering only the highest quality of service to our growing global customer base.”