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Nick Houseman

FOUNDER

Nick Houseman spent a decade with Bombardier Business Aircraft in high profile positions. As Director of Flight Operations, Sales Support & Sales Engineering responsible for all of Bombardier’s demo and interim lift aircraft, the department doubled in size to a team of 75 aviation professionals under his tenure. From there, Nick was appointed Program Director of the Global 5000 and Global XRS green production line responsible for the financial viability of Bombardier’s flagship program where he successfully launched several product improvements most notably the range increase for the Global 5000 and the Global Vision Cockpit upgrade. Nick left Bombardier in 2008 to found Zenith Jet. Nick has a M.B.A. from Concordia University’s John Molson School of Business in Montreal. For a full account of Nick`s professional record, please refer to his experience on LinkedIn.


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george tsopeis

President

George started his professional career at Bombardier Aerospace. As a member of the Strategy and Business Development team at the Business Aircraft Division, George was responsible for services-related projects. With the objective of further developing his focus in the aviation services sector, George moved to Bombardier’s Business Aviation Services Division reporting directly to the VP/GM. The move allowed George to forge a unique understanding of the business aviation services sector having viewed the market through an OEM, tier I supplier and aircraft services perspective. George holds an M.A. in Public Policy & Administration from Concordia University in Montreal. For a full account of George’s professional record, please refer to his experience on LinkedIn.


Kevin Rodgers

Executive-Vice President

Kevin has over 20 years’ experience in business aviation working in high profile organizations at senior levels. Before joining Zenith Jet, he was a Regional Director of Sales at Jet Aviation handling clients’ supplemental lift requirements as well as aircraft management services. Earlier in his career, Kevin served as Director of Sales and Vice President of Operations at Bombardier Aerospace’s Skyjet North America division. Other areas of experience include Aircraft Sales, Completions Management, ACMI leases and Sound Suppression Systems for business aircraft. Kevin has worked with clients from every corner of the world, including many Fortune 100 companies supporting their business aviation requirements. Kevin is an active pilot, licensed dispatcher and serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Business Aviation Association, which represents many leading flight departments and companies in the Southeastern US.. For a full account of Kevin`s professional record, please refer to his experience on LinkedIn.

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rajko kosir

VP technical services

Rajko began his aviation career as an airframe and powerplant mechanic working for Slovenia’s national air carrier, Adria Airways where he spent 23 years holding several positions and achieving numerous designations before ascending to the senior position of Technical Fleet Coordinator. During his time at Adria Airways, Rajko was a key member of the airline’s transformation from a charter airline to a scheduled air carrier. During this transformation in which Bombardier models figured prominently, Rajko developed an extensive working knowledge of Bombardier products and its program support apparatus, specifically for the CRJ 200, 700 & 900 models. It was this experience that contributed to Bombardier Aerospace designating Adria as the first authorized heavy maintenance facility for CRJ aircraft in Europe. In 2012, Rajko moved over to business aviation where he currently holds the dual mandate of Postholder for Maintenance for ElitAvia –a leading European business aviation aircraft management boutique firm- and Vice President of Technical Services for Zenith Jet responsible for current operations in Europe. For a full account of Rajko’s professional record, please refer to his experience on LinkedIn.


Brent davies

director, technical services

Brent began his career at Canadair in 1978 as an aircraft electrician. In 1980, he transferred to Field Services installing critical service bulletins. In 1985, Brent joined Innotech Aviation as an avionics technician where he carried out upgrades on cabin entertainment and navigation systems. In 1994, Brent was promoted to Supervisor of Avionics Installations where he led a team of over 60 technicians. In 2004, Brent moved on to join Aerospace Concepts as Manager of Technical Completions responsible for the project management of interior completions, pre-buys and green aircraft inspections. Brent joined Zenith Jet in 2011 as Director of Technical Services bringing with him his wealth of technical and project management experience on Bombardier aircraft maintenance and completions. A detailed account of Brent’s professional record, refer to his profile on LinkedIn.


Dana Scholten

Director Marketing & Sales Support

Dana comes to Zenith Jet from the world of print and digital marketing with a background in high volume and high-demand clients from world class organizations. As a regional vice president, she was responsible for the launch of a new division within a joint operation subsidiary, while maintaining expected production. Dana has worked within both large and small departments defining process implementation, strategic planning, workflow, key personnel, and client retention. Dana is Director of Marketing and Sales Support at Zenith Jet which means she is actively working behind the scenes to round out details of every Zenith Jet sales package, whether it’s for an aircraft coming to market, sound suppression systems, or one of the many Global projects Zenith oversees. For a full account of Dana’s professional record, please refer to her experience on LinkedIn.


VinceNT panfili

Manager technical services

Vince is a recent graduate of Concordia University’s Mechanical Engineering program with a concentration in Aerospace. In his short but diverse career, Vince has worked in highly technical environments gaining valuable turbomachinery experience with Rolls-Royce Energy in industrial Trent and RB211 gas turbine fleet development support. Vince also worked as a performance analyst for APG-Neuros, a high efficiency turbo-blower manufacturer. Vince’s focus at Zenith Jet is the management of technical issues that arise from projects requiring OEM or vendor engineering dispositions. Vince also is a key member of Zenith Jet’s technical services oversight team and manages all STC issues involving our sound suppression products. Vincent has a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Mechanical) from Concordia University in Montreal. For a full account of Vince’s professional record, please refer to his experience on LinkedIn.