Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), the global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation, has 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, the company said.
John Wade will serve as the first President of Gogo´s Commercial Aviation Division (CA) In this new position, he will have end-to-end responsibility for managing all aspects of the CA business, including product development, technology, sales, account management, quality, marketing and all aspects of product delivery.
Sergio Aguirre will serve as President of Gogo´s Business Aviation Division. Aguirre will continue to be responsible for managing the Business Aviation (BA) division and will now report directly to the CEO, Oakleigh Thorne. Aguirre joined Gogo in 2002. Since August 2016, he has served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of BA. Aguirre is an aviation industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience.
Jon Cobin will serve as Chief Strategy Officer and EVP Corporate Development. In this newly created role, Cobin will be responsible for Gogo´s companywide business, strategic planning and corporate development efforts as Gogo seeks to leverage the CA and BA product portfolios to drive growth and shareholder value.
Anand Chari, who has served as the company´s Chief Technology Officer since 2011, will move into a new role as Strategic Technology Advisor. Chari has been with Gogo since 2003 and has been instrumental in the design and development of the company´s ground-breaking ATG (air-to-ground) and 2Ku (satellite) products.
The appointments are effective as of May 1, 2018.
Gogo is headquartered in Chicago, IL with additional facilities in Broomfield, CO and locations across the globe. Connect at gogoair.com.