Wed, Jan 30, 2013
David Haslett Joins The Company With Extensive Customer Service Experience
David Haslett, a veteran finance and customer service executive, has been named as Chief Operating Officer of Avantair in Clearwater, FL. Mr. Haslett will be responsible for day-to-day performance of the company, focusing on customer service and satisfaction. He will also focus on the company’s key financial and performance metrics and be responsible for enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of the Company’s infrastructure. His appointment is effective immediately.
As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Haslett will report directly to Steven Santo, Chief Executive Officer. At Avantair, flight operations and aviation management are under the direct supervision of CEO Steven Santo, Director of Operations Walter Garner, and Senior Vice President of Safety, Quality and Compliance David Cann.
“David brings to our executive team deep experience in customer engagement strategies and strong fiscal leadership which will be central as we invigorate our customer programs,” said Steven Santo, Chief Executive Officer of Avantair. “His arrival is part of our ongoing effort to position Avantair for the future and complements the recent positive organizational changes we made in the safety, compliance and flight operations departments within the company.”
Most recently, Mr. Haslett was Managing Director of Sportech Racing, a global leader in the sport and gaming industry. At Sportech, he was responsible for the company’s worldwide P&L and led sales, operations, R&D, engineering and purchasing. Prior to joining Sportech, Mr. Haslett was the Managing Director of the Horserace Totalisator Board in the UK. He served previously as Assistant General Manager of the Totalisator Agency Board in South Africa and is a native of South Africa.
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