Gogo, a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces today that it has expanded its global sales team, which now includes more than 20 sales and support staff with physical presence in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Spain, Israel, Singapore and Japan.
“We continue to invest in our global expansion efforts and we have been pleased with our ability to hire some of the best and brightest in this industry,” said Niels Steenstrup, senior vice president of Global Airline sales. “We have experienced industry professionals dedicated to each region of the world.”
Most recent additions to the team include:
Ray Villar - Ray is the new regional sales director for Latin America. Ray has more than 16 years in sales and marketing experience, as well as business development experience, in both the telecommunications and aerospace industries. He started his career as a Navy commissioned officer and dedicated his military career to communications requirements. He has held senior management positions at Alcatel-Lucent, EMS Aviation, and Honeywell before joining Gogo.
Nick Silvester – Nick is the director of sales for the Middle East and Africa. Nick has extensive customer support, sales and business development experience in in-flight connectivity and entertainment. Prior to joining Gogo, Nick has held senior positions with Panasonic Avionics, Thales and Honeywell. Nick is now based in Dubai.
Soong Teck Kuay – Kuay joins Gogo as director of business development for Asia Pacific. Prior to Gogo, Kuay was head of in-flight entertainment sales for Thales in Asia and spearheaded their wins in Air India, Indian Airlines, HNA, VNA and JAL amongst others. He is currently based in Singapore.
“Ray, Nick and Kuay are great additions to our expanding team of sales professionals in Gogo’s global organization,” added Steenstrup. “I’m confident that these additions will give us added support in gaining new international commercial airline partnerships.”