About Us

    ISTAT Board of Directors

    Officers

    Douglas Runte Douglas W. Runte, CFA
    President - until March 2019
    Managing Director & Head of
    Aviation Debt Research
    Deutsche Bank
    60 Wall Street 
    17th Floor
    New York, NY 10005
    Tel: +1-212-250-9319
    Email: douglas.runte@db.com  (10)
    Dick Forsberg Dick Forsberg 
    Vice President - until March 2019
    Head of Strategy
    Avolon
    The Oval, Building 1
    Shelbourne Road
    Dublin, Ireland
    Tel: +353 1 231 5825
    Email: dforsberg@avolon.aero (12)
    David Sutton David Sutton 
    Secretary - until March 2019
    President & CEO
    VLF Aviation Services, LLC
    7273 Stags Leap Circle
    Germantown, TN 38118
    Tel: +1-305-876-0001
    Email: david@vlfav.com (12) 
    Gerber, Dean.jpg Dean Gerber
    Treasurer - until March 2019
    Shareholder
    Vedder Price, P.C. 
    222 N. La Salle St. 
    Suite 2600
    Chicago, IL 60601
    Tel: +1-312-609-7638
    Email: dgerber@vedderprice.com (13) 

    Position Holders

    Marc.jpg Marc Allinson
    Immediate Past President - until March 2019
    Executive Director
    Charlotte Parker Associates
    3029 Mountaineer Circle
    Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
    Tel: +1-970-857-1437
    Email:marc.allinson@charlotteparker.net (07)
    Jep Thornton Jep Thornton 
    Foundation Chair - until March 2020
    Partner
    Aerolease Aviation, LLC
    801 Brickell Avenue
    Suite 1620
    Miami, FL 33131
    Tel: +1-407-782-7600
    Email: jep@aerolease.com (08)
    Phil Seymour Phil Seymour
    Chairman, ISTAT International Appraisers'
    Program Board of Governors -
    until March 2018
    Chief Executive Officer
    IBA Group, Ltd.
    IBA House
    7 The Crescent
    Leatherhead, UK KY22 8DY
    Tel: +44-0-1372-224488
    Email: phil.seymour@ibagroup.com (12)

    Directors

    ISTAT Photo.gif Gerry Butler - until March 2018
    Managing Director
    Merx Aviation Finance
    4 Gulistan Terrace
    Rathmines 
    Dublin 6, Ireland
    Tel: +353-8-60401229
    Email: gbutler@merxaviation.com (14)  
    Anthony Diaz Anthony Diaz - until March 2018
    President 
    CIT Aerospace
    505 Fifth Avenue, 12th Floor
    New York, NY 10017
    Tel: +1-212-536-9371
    Email: tony.diaz@cit.com (06) 
    Gan.JPG Marilyn Gan - until March 2020
    Senior Vice President
    DVB Bank SE
    16-18 Finsbury Circus
    London, UK EC2M 7EB
    Tel: +44 201 564 473
    Email: marilyn.gan@dvbbank.com (16) 
    Laderman.jpg Gerry Laderman - until March 2021
    Senior Vice President Finance,
    Procurement & Treasurer
    United Airlines
    233 South Wacker Drive
    HDQTS 14th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60606
    Tel: +1-872-825-2929
    Email: gerry.laderman@united.com (17) 
    James Meyler James Meyler- until March 2019
    Chief Commercial Officer
    Orix Aviation
    Booterstown Hall, Booterstown Avenue
    Co. Dublin, Ireland
    Tel: +353-1-824 4718
    Email: james.meyler@orix.ie (15)
    Daniel Pietrzak Daniel J. Pietrzak - until March 2019
    Managing Director of Aircraft Transactions
    Delta Air Lines, Inc.
    Department 923, 1030 Delta Blvd.
    Atlanta, GA 30354
    Tel: +1-404-714-3852
    Email: dan.pietrzak@delta.com (05)  
    Prettyman,Mary 2017 March.jpg Mary Prettyman - until March 2021
    Vice President Sales, Americas
    Pratt & Whitney
    400 Main St
    M/S 115-40
    East Hartford, CT 06118
    Tel: +1-860-565-2300
    Email: mary.prettyman@pw.utc.com (13)
    Steven Townend Steven Townend - until March 2019
    Chief Commercial Officer
    BOC Aviation Limited
    1 Lothbury
    London, UK EC2R 7DB
    Tel: +44-20-7282-8888
    Email: steven.townend@bocaviation.com (11)
    John Vitale John W. Vitale - until March 2021
    Past President
    President & CEO
    AVITAS, Inc.
    14520 Avion Parkway
    Suite 300
    Chantilly, VA 20151
    Tel: +1-703-476-2300
    Email:john.vitale@avitas.com (99)
    Richard Owen Walker Richard Owen Walker- until March 2020
    Head of Leasing & Investor Marketing 
    Airbus
    1 Rond-Point Maurice Bellonte
    Blagnac, France 31707
    Tel: +33-567-199-969
    Email: richard.o.walker@airbus.com (16) 
    Weiss.jpg Michael Weiss - until 2021
    Head of Aircraft Trading
    SMBC Aviation Capital
    1st Floor, IFSC House
    The IFSC
    Dublin, 1 Ireland
    Tel: +353-18-599000
    Email: michael.weiss@smbc.aero (17) 
    Kostya.jpg Kostya Zolotusky - until March 2019
    Managing Director; Capital Markets, Leasing
    Boeing Capital Corporation
    PO Box 3707 MC 6Y3-12
    Seattle, WA 98124
    Tel: +1-425-965-4053
    Email: kostya.l.zolotusky@boeing.com (15)

    Past Presidents of ISTAT

    George Dutton 1983 - 1985 Bill Cumberlidge 2001 - 2003
    Ronald K. Anderson 1985 - 1987 Michael A. Metcalf 2003 - 2005
    Richard L. Spaulding 1987 - 1989 Thomas W. Heimsoth 2005 - 2007
    Anders Folkedal 1989 - 1991 Michael Platt 2007 - 2009
    Stephen J. Fortune 1991 - 1993 John Vitale 2009 - 2011
    A. Oakley Brooks 1993 - 1995 Joseph Ozimek 2011 - 2013
    Johannes Einarsson 1995 - 1997 Jep Thornton 2013 - 2015
    Allen M. Oliver 1997 - 1999 Marc Allinson 2015 - 2017
    James E. McMillen 1999 - 2001

    International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading

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    Tel: +1.312.321.5169 Email: istat@istat.org