Florida, USA (17 May 2018) - TRUEAERO, LLC has appointed Edward Kokoszka Vice- President, Global Sales & Marketing for TRUEAERO Asset Management (TAAM). Ed, who also goes by ‘Koko’, assumed the position on May 7.
“TAAM is delighted to have Ed join our leasing group to further develop and open new opportunities for our executive team,” said Stratton Borchers, President of TRUEAERO, to whom Ed will directly report. “Ed will leverage his 40+ years of OEM experience and relationships to maintain TAAM’s growth trajectory and explore new strategies from new technology to sunset platforms. His aviation business background perfectly aligns with TAAM’s vision of providing operators and investors with a genuine customer-centric experience, and will build upon our philosophy that our people are the driver for TAAM’s success.”
Ed comes to TAAM after a long career in marketing, management, leasing and aftermarket support with engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, and its affiliated International Aero Engines (IAE), starting in 1974. Prior to that, he served as a US Air Force missile launch officer, stationed in Cheyenne, Wyoming. His most recent position at Pratt & Whitney was General Manager, Sales, Global Leasing, European Region, Middle East and Russia.
As part of a dedicated group formed with the integration of the IAE V2500 into the Pratt & Whitney product line, Ed provided leadership for overall marketing, sales and aftermarket services for customer focus teams and sales specialists for all Pratt & Whitney products, including the V2500, as well as General Electric-Safran CFM International engines aftermarket services provided by Pratt & Whitney. Those teams interfaced with lessors, banks and financial institutions.
Ed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lowell Technological Institute, a Master of Science in Business Management from the Hartford Graduate Center, and a Master of Business Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
TAAM, a component of TRUEAERO, LLC, focuses on investments in mid to end-of-life aircraft, as well as undervalued aircraft and parts which benefit over time from market volatility, throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. At TAAM, management takes an active approach to investing, seeking opportunities where significant value can be unlocked through capital restructuring, operational improvements, and strategic asset management.
Founded in 2014, TRUEAERO is a leading commercial aircraft and turbine engine sales, leasing, aftermarket parts and materials management company. Headquartered in Sebastian, Florida, the company has facilities in Dallas, Singapore, and Dublin.