Ray Kuliavas has joined its executive team of Levaero Aviation Inc. as Vice President with an emphasis on business development. He will be based out of Levaero’s Toronto office with the operation’s aircraft sales and marketing teams.
Kuliavas brings more than 40 years of experience in aviation, focusing on key areas of client acquisition, client retention and overall brand growth. Levaero explains his industry experience, which also includes aircraft sales, product marketing management and service development, will contribute to its position as a top-tier customer service organization, as well as future expansion.
“Having Ray Kuliavas join the Levaero team will contribute to the growth of our brand as a top aviation solutions provider,” said Robert Arnone, president & CEO, Levaero Aviation, which is based in Thunder Bay, Ontario. “His experience will serve as an essential asset, which we look forward to sharing with our current and prospective clients.”
In addition to extensive MRO capabilities, Levaero is the exclusive authorized Pilatus PC-12 and PC-24 sales and service authority for Canada. The company explains Kuliavas’ knowledge in bringing new aircraft to the Canadian market will prove invaluable as it begins deliveries of the new PC-24 aircraft in Canada.
In addition to offering and supporting the PC-12 and PC-24 aircraft throughout Canada, Levaero states it is also focused on growing its pre-owned aircraft brokerage business, globally. Kuliavas has represented several OEMs over the course of his career and, according to Levaero, this experience and customer-first approach will allow Levaero to be an immediate authority in the pre-owned aircraft space.
“I’ve admired Levaero’s dedication to customer service and its diverse service offering from afar throughout my career,” said Kuliavas. “To be part of one of Canada’s most-competitive aviation providers is an exciting milestone.”