Executive AirShare, the Kansas City-based fractional aircraft program, named John Owen as its new president and CEO on April 5.
Owen, who was serving as CFO and interim president, follows former CEO, president and co-founder Keith Plumb, who stepped down in February.
“I’m honored by this opportunity,” said Owen. “I am indebted to the board and its confidence entrusted in this decision, and greatly appreciate the support of a talented executive team.”
Owen brings a wealth of experience to his new role as president and CEO. He has previously served in leadership roles with the national search firm EFL Associates and OrTran, a supply-chain management company. He became principal for Capitus Group, a Leawood-based consulting firm, after working with State Street, Accenture and KPMG in consultative and financial roles.
“We believe (Owen’s) passion, experience and extraordinary communication skills are exactly what are needed to guide our company and our talented group of professionals, who are dedicated to delivering the exceptional customer service that is synonymous with our brand,” said Wiley Curran, president and chairman of Curran Companies and management board member of Executive AirShare.
Executive AirShare is one of the nation’s largest private aircraft programs serving shareholders throughout Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas, and in the Great Lakes region of New York, Pennsylvania and Ontario.
Client programs include fractional ownership. The fleet includes five executive jets.