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More than 55 years of leadership

and still going strong

While other companies come and go, NetJets has been an industry leader for more than a half-century. Founded as Executive Jet Airways in 1964, we invented the shared aircraft ownership concept, perfecting it for a small fleet then gradually expanding it to the more than 750 aircraft1 we operate today.

Our carefully managed growth has surpassed every other private operator many times over. There is literally nothing else like NetJets in the world. No other private flight provider comes close to our global reach, responsiveness, and commitment to safety.

Leadership is defined by

Innovation

The complexity behind owner simplicity

We have a saying that “1,000 people touch every NetJets flight.” This is only a slight exaggeration.

Owner Services Teams, operations specialists, pilots, maintenance experts, and other aviation professionals work in concert to provide a seamless Owner experience, from flight request and ground transportation to departure and return.

A Legendary

Heritage

Two decades after making an indelible mark on World War II, three retired military pilots set out to change the course of aviation history. In 1964, U.S. Air Force Generals Curtis LeMay and Paul Tibbets Jr., a pilot of the Enola Gay, and U.S. Army Air Corpsman Bruce Sundlun established NetJets’ forerunner, Executive Jet Airways (EJA). These key figures, together with the help of Hollywood celebrities Jimmy Stewart and Arthur Godfrey, built one of the world’s first aircraft-management businesses.

In 1984, Richard Santulli purchased EJA and two years later created the revolutionary concept of shared ownership. The business grew steadily as travelers chose the advantages of fractional jet ownership over the limitations of charter service and the challenging economics of whole aircraft ownership. Legendary investor Warren Buffett purchased his first share in 1995 and was so impressed with the service that he bought the company three years later, adding it to the Berkshire Hathaway family. EJA continued to add aircraft, facilities, and global programs while constantly seeking new ways to ensure the best safety and service for Owners. And in 2002, the company name was officially changed to NetJets Inc. 
 
Today, NetJets continues to uniquely and expertly fill a crucial need: helping our Owners take care of what’s most important in their lives. As we add state-of-the-art aircraft worldwide and take every step possible to provide the most seamless and enjoyable travel experience, we will continue to meet and exceed our Owners’ expectations.

Executive Leadership Team

Quote Open‘Only NetJets’ means: We are committed to enhancing the life of each Owner, one exceptional travel experience at a time.Quote Closed
Adam Johnson
Chairman & CEO
With a passion for business aviation and an unyielding commitment to safety and service, Adam has contributed to NetJets’ continued growth and success for more than 20 years.
Appointed Chairman & CEO of NetJets Inc. in 2015, Adam directs NetJets’ global operations, ensuring corporate goals are achieved and all divisions of the business are focused on total commitment to safety, service, people, and brand. During his tenure at NetJets, Adam has held many senior leadership roles, including President of Global Sales, Marketing, and Service; Senior Vice President of NetJets Administrative Services; Senior Vice President of Logistics; Executive Director of the NetJets Aviation Flight Center; and others. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from The Ohio State University® and is a licensed pilot.
Quote Open‘Only NetJets’ means: Only at NetJets do you see so many passionate and energetic people who are endlessly dedicated to making sure each flight is perfect. Quote Closed
Alan Bobo
Chief Operating Officer
A family man with a lifelong interest in aviation, Alan has amassed an impressive career in the sky.
He purchased his first airplane when he was 19 years old and created a business plan that allowed him to do what he loves while earning a living. After launching a career in his home state of Georgia as a flight instructor, ag pilot, and air ambulance pilot, Alan joined NetJets as a First Officer in 2001. During the last 16 years, Alan has been promoted to numerous positions at the company and onboarded the Global program as Chief Pilot. In 2016, he was named Executive Vice President of Flight Operations, a role in which he leads more than 3,000 employees who work in training, dispatch, meteorology, scheduling, safety, and flight operations.
Quote Open‘Only NetJets' means: Providing unparalleled service and support to both our Owners and our internal team members.Quote Closed
Bradley Ferrell
Executive Vice President, Administrative Services
An executive with extensive experience in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters, Brad works to ensure the integrity and protection of the NetJets brand on a global scale.
Brad joined NetJets in 2017 as Deputy General Counsel, and now as General Counsel leads NetJets’ worldwide legal team, spanning operations in the United States and Europe. Prior to joining NetJets, Brad was a Partner at an Ohio-based law firm, where he focused on complex federal and state litigation involving contract disputes, antitrust matters, corporate governance disputes, professional liability, employment disputes, and securities law proceedings. He is a member of the American, Ohio State, and Columbus Bar Associations. He attended The Ohio State Moritz College of Law® where he graduated summa cum laude and was elected to The Order of the Coif. He is also a graduate of Ohio University®, where he received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science, summa cum laude.
Quote Open'Only NetJets' means: Data helps uncover insights that make it possible for us to implement the NetJets business strategy. Quote Closed
Bram Van Der Ploeg
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, BUSINESS INSIGHTS & ANALYSIS
Strategic alignment is essential for business success, and Bram uses data and insights to support NetJets’ complex business.
He joined the company in 2000 as Chief Technology Officer, leading the implementation, design, and development of the IntelliJet 2 system. In 2004, Bram joined the business side of NetJets as Vice President of Scheduling, responsible for the implementation and development of the scheduling function and the operations planning and analysis functions. He’s held his current role as Executive Vice President of BI&A since 2015. Prior to joining NetJets, Bram was with Cambridge Technology Partners, a fast-growing, publicly traded technology consulting firm, where he served in a variety of business and technology-related leadership roles. A native of Kampen, the Netherlands, he has extensively traveled Europe and worked in the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Bram holds an Engineering degree in Software Development from the Hogeschool Enschede as well as a degree in Business Administration.
Quote Open'Only NetJets' means: Enhancing our fleet—daily—to continuously exceed our Owner’s expectations via the best aviation professionals in the industry.Quote Closed
Doug Henneberry
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, AIRCRAFT ASSET MANAGEMENT
Managing the entire NetJets fleet is a big responsibility, and Doug excels.
In his role, Doug is responsible for the entire life cycle of the fleet: purchase of new aircraft fleets, disposal of NetJets legacy fleets through QS Partners, and execution of a fleet plan that maintains NetJets’ industry leadership. Doug joined NetJets in 1993 as a Flight Manager, and during his tenure served as Scheduler, Director of Strategic Planning & Business Development, Vice President of Systems Operation Center, and Senior Vice President of Scheduling and Logistics. These positions gave him the opportunity to learn the business holistically from the inside out. Doug received a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation from The Ohio State University®.
Quote Open'Only NetJets' means: Ensuring our Owners never have to make compromises in their lives. It’s allowing them to do more and miss less, while keeping safety and comfort top of mind. Quote Closed
Patrick Gallagher
PRESIDENT, SALES, MARKETING & SERVICE
An expert on private aviation fractional ownership, Patrick has served the industry in numerous roles for almost two decades.
As President of Sales, Marketing & Service at NetJets, Patrick is responsible for strategic oversight of NetJets’ sales and marketing efforts across the Americas. He understands the unique needs of people seeking private aviation and develops solutions that improve the lives of each NetJets Owner. Prior to joining the company, Patrick was Executive Vice President, Head of Sales at Marquis Jet Partners, where he was instrumental in the sale of Marquis Jet® to NetJets. He’s also held sales and management positions at Jet Aviation, United Airlines®, The Tom Peters Company, and Cintas® Corporation. Patrick received a Bachelor’s degree from Bowling Green State University® serves as a foundation board member of Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, and is an advisor to technology startup, SirenGPS.
Quote Open'Only NetJets' means: Employing financial discipline in everything we do allows us to provide uncompromising service to our Owners and a fair return to our shareholder, and to reward our team members for their outstanding performance. Quote Closed
Pete Richards
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Pete plays a strategic role in the overall management of NetJets Inc., combining accounting and financial expertise with business insights to help guide informed business decisions.
Pete joined the company in 1998 as Corporate Controller, and has since served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer. Before joining NetJets, Richards served as Senior Manager – Assurance at the international accounting firm KPMG LLP, in Columbus, OH, working with clients in the aviation, manufacturing, retail, distribution, and professional services industries. Pete is a summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University® with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, a Certified Public Accountant, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is on the Advisory Board to the Chairman of the Accounting and MIS Department at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business® and was a founding board member and Treasurer of the NetJets Family Foundation.
1Total number of aircraft includes aircraft under management by NetJets and Executive Jet Management.

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