Murray to become Skyservice CEO
Benjamin Murray is set to become president and chief executive officer of Skyservice Business Aviation in early 2021, succeeding Emlyn David, who will continue to provide guidance to the company as vice chair of its board of directors. Skyserivce notes David remains as a significant owner of the company alongside InstarAGF Asset Management Inc.
“We are delighted to welcome an executive of Ben’s calibre to the Skyservice family where he will guide and manage the future growth of Skyservice and build on our leading position in the Canadian market, which has further strengthened with the recent completion and launch of our new world-class Business Aviation Centre at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and the acquisition of Muskoka Aircraft Center, a unique aviation service centre,” said David.
Murray will join Skyservice as president and chief operating officer effective November 1, 2020, before transitioning into the CEO role. He has more than 20 years of leadership and operational experience in business aviation throughout North America, including executive roles with NetJets Inc., described as the largest private aviation company in the world. Murray served as president and CEO of NetJets subsidiary Executive Jet Management, where he doubled revenue in less than two years.
Murray also served with Landmark Aviation as president, aircraft management and charter, building the enterprise into the second largest aircraft management company in the United States. Most recently, Murray was founder and managing member of North Star Solutions LLC, a corporate aviation consulting company.
“Skyservice has a strong reputation and brand that is renowned internationally along with tremendous growth potential. I share Skyservice’s commitment to safety and service excellence and am excited to contribute to this next chapter in the company’s long heritage as an award-winning business aviation leader,” said Mr. Murray. “I am honoured to partner with Emlyn and the rest of the Skyservice team to evolve and execute Skyservice’s growth strategy in Canada and the United States, and to deliver innovative, best-in-class solutions to meet all of our clients’ aviation needs.”