Scotsdale, Ariz. – April 23, 2018 – StandardAero has appointed Marc Drobny as President of the company’s Business Aviation division. Drobny replaces Marc McGowan who is retiring, after six years with StandardAero.
Drobny most recently served as President of Executive Jet Management (EJM), the aircraft management and charter division of the Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary NetJets Inc, and one of the largest business jet operators in the world with over 200 aircraft and more than 50 different aircraft types under management. During his nearly 13 years at EJM, Marc served in a variety of strategic, operational, sales, marketing, customer service and executive roles, capping off his career as President of a +$400M business.
Prior to EJM, Drobny served for more than a decade with the U.S. Navy, rising through the ranks as an FA-18 Pilot and Test Pilot to serve as Department Head leading the operations, safety and administrative departments for a Navy FA-18 squadron, including several combat deployments aboard various aircraft carriers. He has accumulated more than 2,000 flight hours and 350 carrier landings across 22 types of aircraft.
Drobny holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and is a graduate of the United States Navy Test Pilot School in Patuxent River, Maryland.
“Marc brings significant, relevant and deep aviation experience to his new role at StandardAero and we are pleased to continue to provide our employees and customers with world-class leadership in our Business Aviation sector,” said Russell Ford, CEO of StandardAero.
Drobny will be based at the company’s Scottsdale, Arizona, headquarters office.
StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components and energy markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011. In 2015, StandardAero was purchased by Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City. Veritas invests in companies that provide critical products and services to government and commercial customers worldwide including those operating in aerospace & defense, healthcare, technology, national security, communications, energy and education. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.standardaero.com.