Hawthorne Global Aviation Services announced that Chuck Kegley has been named president based at their Long Island MacArthur Airport location. Kegley joins Hawthorne from Advanced Aviation Services, where he served as President specializing in Corporate Aviation Support Services.
Kegley’s has held key positions at fixed base operations in four western states with his most recent being president of Gateway d.b.a Clay Lacy Aviation. While there he was instrumental in managing the turnaround of an FBO that was $8 million in debt into a company that was successfully sold. Before joining Clay Lacy, Kegley was general manager of Galvin Flying Services of Seattle, WA., a six-time Pro-Pilot Best Independent Fixed Base Operation. Prior to that, he was an engineer of record with Boeing Company for the B2 Spirit. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.
“Chuck brings a tremendous depth of experience in the general aviation services industry, including management of fixed base operations, aircraft charter and management, and aircraft maintenance organizations, and we look forward to his help continuing to improve and streamline our business through these unprecedented times,” says Hawthorne’s CEO, Bryon Burbage. “Hawthorne remains committed to safe operations for our customers and employees and Chuck’s experience bringing Clay Lacy to IS-BAH status will only enhance that commitment.”
“I am thrilled to join the team here and to continue to build on Hawthorne’s excellent reputation in our industry,” says Kegley. “For private jet travelers, we have all of the elements to offer a successful private jet experience, from charter to hangarage, maintenance, FBO and management – providing superior customer service in all aspects of our business.”