Vincent Restivo bolsters Mente Group’s completion management business


Mente Group, an aviation advisory firm, has appointed Vincent Restivo as vice president, effective immediately. Reporting to Richard Emery, chief operating officer, Vince is responsible for Mente’s completion management business and will also provide business process and metrics consulting.

Restivo brings more than 32 years of business aviation experience, including 25 years at Gulfstream Aerospace, where he held senior management positions including regional vice president of sales, based in Singapore, and director of completion sales, responsible for overseeing the completion process for all Gulfstream products.

Thereafter Vince joined Hawker Beechcraft as vice president of completions. He then founded Addo Virtus Advisors, an advisory firm specializing in completion management, business process and metrics. Restivo holds associate degrees in electronics technology and avionics, and has served as a panelist for the Arkansas Aerospace Summit.

“We are delighted to welcome Vince to our senior management team as we grow our core business at home and internationally,” said Brian Proctor, founder, president and CEO of Mente Group. “His vast experience in business aviation completions, avionics and cabin systems design, integration, connectivity, test and certification will be a great asset to our organization.”

January 23, 2017

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