Tom Chapman – Senior VP of Corporate Aircraft
Tom, C&L Aviation Group’s Senior VP of Corporate Aircraft, has more than 25 years of experience in management and leadership positions in the aviation industry. Collectively, he has sold and participated in over $1-billion-worth of aircraft transactions involving global corporations, private companies and government agencies representing more than 20 countries.
At Gulfstream Aerospace, Tom was a leader in new aircraft sold and later directed the company’s cabin interior design centers and marketing. He also served on the company’s M&A executive team.
At Bombardier Aerospace’s Flexjet division, Tom worked closely with high net-worth individuals and C-level executives in the northeastern U.S. to structure their personal fractional aircraft ownership solutions, and launched the Flexjet Canada program.
Tom also worked with charter company XOJET to establish their brand and service. He is a regular speaker at the U.S. Corporate Aviation Summit on fractional aircraft ownership and the jet card industry, and he served as Vice President at Northstar Group, a leading retained executive search firm specializing in senior level positions in the aviation industry.
Tom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in administration from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where he also studied at the graduate level. He attended Harvard Business School’s Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) executive program and pilot initial training in several models of business jets.
Chuck White – President, SevenJet
Chuck White, President of SevenJet, has been in the aviation industry since 1978. He began working part-time at US Airways during college, earned his Flight Dispatchers license, and worked his way up in the company until he was manager of the Operations Control Center and responsible for the budget and operations of more than 500 Part 121 aircraft.
Chuck took an early retirement from US Airways after 25 years and began working as Director of Operations with Flight Options, a Part 135 carrier in Cleveland, Ohio. He has since been Vice President of Operations for a Part 135 company in St. Petersburg, Florida, and has overseen anywhere from 50 to 200 aircraft and more than 500 employees.
Chuck’s goal for SevenJet is to grow to include larger aircraft and to offer the best possible customer service available in the industry.
Pat Marano – Director, Sales
Pat Marano, SevenJet’s Director of Sales, has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, beginning with the United States Navy and including charter services and aircraft management.
Pat enjoys working with clients to evaluate their overall aircraft requirements for business and personal travel and assisting them in maximizing their expenditures by taking advantage of full ownership, shared ownership or charter.
Pat has 15 years of experience in charter sales, and with a Flight Safety Corporate Scheduler Certification, he has scheduled domestic and international events for Part 91 and 135 operations.