John Gattasse possesses 25 years of experience in the aerospace
industry in senior commercial global roles encompassing sales & marketing,
business development, supply chain, airline/cargo operations and general
management. He is currently with Airbus and was previously with Satair, ARC
(Aircraft Radio Corp.), AIAA (American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics), Meggitt, TIMET (Titanium Metals Corp.), Rolls-Royce, TRW, Saudi
Arabian Airlines and American World Aviation (an Evergreen Airlines company).
As Customer Support Director at Airbus, John is leading as the
Voice of the Customer, ensuring customer satisfaction and supporting the
airlines throughout the aircraft lifecycle from Entry into Service to the End
As Head of Sales Latin America at Satair, John led a team of
professionals and coached them to develop mature, strategic, and positive
long-term relationships with senior executives in the region.
As CEO of ARC Avionics Corporation, John was brought on board to
lead the organization with overall responsibility for management, finance,
operations, engineering, sales, HR, IT, quality and continuous improvement.
Prior, the majority of John’s career was spent with TRW and
Rolls-Royce. During John’s employ with Rolls-Royce, he held several positions
of increasing responsibility including Director of Airline Sales, Director of
CorporateCare and Business Development Executive.
John is married with 2 children, is
originally from Brazil and was educated in the US. He possesses a BA from Queens
College and a MBA from St. John’s University, both in New York.