Leadership changes for Jet Aviation Basel’s completion business


Jet Aviation Basel of Switzerland has made two key leadership changes to its Basel completions sales organization, effective from April 1, 2015. Ruedi Kraft has been appointed as vice president of completions business development, and Matthew Woollaston has succeeded him as vice president of completions sales and marketing.

Kraft assumes responsibility for developing business opportunities for the Basel completion center, focusing on emerging markets. In particular, he will source business leads for VVIP completions. Kraft has worked for Jet Aviation for more than 25 years and joined the completion center in 2011. He has spent the past four years focused on sales and completions loading.

Woollaston joined Jet Aviation Basel in March 2014 from a New Zealand-based firm, where he led the company’s VIP completions business for five years. Jet Aviation Basel says that since joining the company, Woollaston has been instrumental in securing new wide-body contracts and contributing to the success of the overall completions team. He is a licensed aircraft maintenance engineer and holds a bachelor of commerce degree.

“As part of the completions leadership team since 2011, Ruedi has made some very strategic decisions during his tenure leading sales and marketing. His decision to appoint Matt is one of them,” says Neil Boyle, Jet Aviation Basel’s vice president and general manager of the completions center.

“Matthew has demonstrated great tenacity and resolve to add value and commitment to the team, and I look forward to him joining the completions leadership team. Kraft and Woollaston both have proven track records in service delivery and naturally complement one another in business acumen and aviation know-how. They both will report to me as they continue to work closely together in their new roles as they build upon Jet Aviation’s existing client base.”

April 10, 2015

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