Jim Christiansen Appointed NetJets President

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NetJets Inc. Chairman and CEO Richard Santulli late last week announced the appointment of James (Jim) Christiansen as president of NetJets Aviation. NetJets Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is widely acknowledged as the worldwide leader in fractional aircraft ownership, allowing individuals and companies to buy a share of a private business jet at a fraction of the cost of whole aircraft ownership. ďA devoted member of the NetJets family, Jim was with our company in the early years and truly understands our commitment to customer service and safety," Santulli said in a prepared statement. "With Jimís depth of experience, there is no one who knows our business better. I am confident that with Jim in this leadership role, NetJets will continue to grow as an industry leader.Ē

Christiansen first joined NetJets in 1990, when he served as president of Executive Jet Aviation (now NetJets Aviation) for two years. Prior to rejoining NetJets in 2001, Mr. Christiansen served as president of K-C Aviation Transportation Services, as president of Wayfarer Ketch, as chief operating officer at Tag Aviation, and served on the board of directors of CitationShares. A former Army helicopter pilot, Mr. Christiansen has also served as chairman of the National Air Transportation Association and the Fractional Ownership Aviation R