CHICAGO, Aug. 25, 2021 – JSSI Parts & Leasing, a division of Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), announced today the appointment of Ben Edwards to the role of regional manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), highlighting a move to bolster the company’s presence and service offering across the region.
Edwards brings with him a decade of experience as head of sales at UK-based aircraft parts supplier Allaero, as well as more than seven years as an engineer with the Royal Air Force. In his new position, he will be responsible for driving the strategy for JSSI Parts & Leasing throughout the EMEA region.
“Since its founding in 2014, JSSI Parts & Leasing has enjoyed a growing presence in the business aviation aftermarket, primarily focused on North America,” said Benjamin Hockenberg, president of JSSI Parts & Leasing. “With Ben’s leadership, we will not only be positioned to deliver enhanced support to our local parts customers in EMEA with strategically located inventory and expertise, but also to provide localized maintenance event assistance to our colleagues supporting JSSI’s hourly cost maintenance clients.”
“Ben’s aftermarket parts knowledge and track record providing exceptional customer service to support clients throughout EMEA are a perfect fit for our business model as we continue to expand in the region,” added Jim Sellers, chief commercial officer of JSSI Parts & Leasing.
“I look forward to replicating the presence and excellent reputation JSSI Parts & Leasing has established in North America for our existing and new customers throughout EMEA,” said Edwards. “This region is a constantly developing market for business aviation and one that we will continue to invest in to ensure customers receive the highest standards of parts support wherever they operate.”
With a worldwide network of MRO parts providers and over 38,000 stock lines to draw from, JSSI Parts & Leasing procures parts for virtually every make and model of business jet, turboprop, and helicopter, supporting more than 10,000 aircraft maintenance events annually. The company also manages a portfolio of business and commercial jet and turboprop engines available for lease and, through its Supply Chain Solutions offering, delivers sophisticated parts procurement and supply chain processes for larger operations.