CHICAGO, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, today announced a series of leadership changes designed to strengthen its organizational structure and increase alignment with the Company’s objectives of driving quality for airlines and passengers and sharpening our operational focus.
Wade, who joined Gogo in November 2008, has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since August 2016, a role in which he ran account management, program management, quality, production and logistics. Prior to his role as COO, he served as General Manager of Gogo’s Business Aviation division which, under his leadership, achieved a leading market position and continuing strong financial performance.
Wade has more than 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, including numerous leadership positions in the avionics and inflight communications industry. Prior to joining Gogo, he served as Chief Technical Officer and General Manager of OnAir, an in-flight mobile phone and internet provider.
Cobin joined Gogo in 2010 and has held various leadership positions in the CA division, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to joining Gogo, Cobin served as the head of strategy at Centennial Communications and held positions of increasing responsibility as a strategy consultant at Dean & Company and in investment banking at J.P. Morgan.
“Gogo has a deep bench of talent and this realigns our leadership structure to accelerate our strategic priorities of driving quality for airlines and passengers and sharpening our operational focus,” said Oakleigh Thorne, Gogo’s president and CEO. “These appointments will help Gogo fully capitalize on John and Sergio’s deep aviation experience while enhancing accountability with end-to-end responsibility for our two critical divisions. We are also confident that Jon’s new role will help maximize the value of inflight internet and help us realize our significant long-term growth and value creation opportunities.”
The appointments are effective as of May 1, 2018. For full bios on Wade, Cobin, Aguirre and Chari visit here: https://www.gogoair.com/about-gogo/leadership/
Gogo is the inflight Internet Company. We are the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation. We design and source innovative network solutions that connect aircraft to the Internet and we develop customizable services for our aviation partners. Once connected, we provide industry leading reliability around the world. Our mission is to help aviation go farther by making planes fly smarter, so our aviation partners perform better and their passengers travel happier.
You can find Gogo’s products and services on thousands of aircraft operated by the leading global commercial airlines and thousands of private aircraft, including those of the largest fractional ownership operators. Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, IL with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO and locations across the globe. Connect with us at gogoair.com.
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