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John Vitale

President & Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Vitale joined AVITAS in 1993. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Vitale served as Vice President - Asset Valuation and AVITAS’s Chief Appraiser. He remains active in performing asset management advisory services, aircraft valuations, special studies, forecasts, and providing expert testimony.  Mr. Vitale has overseen the valuation of thousands of aircraft and has testified on numerous occasions as an expert witness regarding aircraft values, appraisals and transactions.
He came to AVITAS from the Aircraft Finance Group of McDonnell Douglas Finance Corporation (MDFC), where his responsibilities included market valuations and residual value forecasts for commercial turboprop and jet transport aircraft and related equipment, as well as risk analysis and asset management.
Prior to joining MDFC, Mr. Vitale was involved in numerous new aircraft sales campaigns at Douglas Aircraft Company’s Commercial Marketing department. 
Mr. Vitale holds a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from California State University, Long Beach, serves on the Board of Directors of the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT), has served as President of ISTAT, has served on the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association’s (ELFA) Aviation Committee and is an ISTAT Certified Appraiser.

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