International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) has announced it has fortified its team with a number of industry experts to advance its growing global presence in preowned bizjet sales and to support a larger industry profile, the company said.
The organization has added organizational management expertise, precision and verification to its exclusive aircraft listing service, discipline to its accreditations and certifications, creativity to advertising, and industry expertise to social media, media planning and public relations.
IADA´s Board of Directors has made a number of significant improvements and additions to the organization´s support structure. The organization hired its first Executive Director less than a year ago. Wayne Starling came aboard IADA to provide overall strategic direction for the organization during a period of accelerated growth.
Starling has served the industry as a board member of IADA´s predecessor, the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA). He also was on the board of the National Aviation Finance Association (NAFA) and the National Business Aviation Finance Association. NAFA recently awarded him its Lifetime Achievement Award for leadership, contributions and service to the association, its members and the aviation industry.
IADA has contracted with Diane Levine-Wilson to ensure that aircraft search data provided exclusively by the accredited dealers on the organization´s aircraft search website is accurate and up to date for buyers and sellers of business aircraft.
IADA has employed Joseph Allan Aviation Consulting to develop and administer a rigorous IADA process to accredit aircraft dealers and certify aircraft sales brokers.
IADA has engaged aviation advertising firm Gorman360 as its creative agency to lead the association´s branding and to position the organization prominently within the international aircraft industry.
Gorman360 and IADA have engaged Copp Media Services for media planning, strategy, buying and social media targeting.
Gorman360 and IADA have also hired James Gregory Consultancy llc, a public relations firm with considerable aviation industry experience to handle its media relations and communication initiatives.
IADA represents a variety of product and aviation services that also operate with the highest professional standards in the industry. It is a professional trade association formed more than 25 years ago. Promoting the growth and public understanding of the aircraft resale industry, IADA now offers the world´s only accreditation program for dealers and the only certification program for individual brokers.