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John Vitale

President and Chief Executive Officer

Prior to his appointment to President and CEO, Mr. Vitale served as AVITAS's Vice President - Asset Valuation and Chief Appraiser, with responsibility for the company's valuation activities and opinions, including aircraft economic and market analyses, appraisals, expert witness services and the publication of the AVITAS's BlueBooks. Mr. Vitale remains active in advising clients on aircraft transactions, strategy and market issues, as well as having testifying as an expert witness regarding aircraft values, appraisals leases and transactions. Mr. Vitale has been featured as a speaker at numerous industry conferences and seminars hosted by such entities as the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT), the Institute for International Research (IIR), Euromoney, JP Morgan, UBS, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, Commercial Aviation Report, AirCargo Management Group and Aviation Industry Conferences. Prior to joining AVITAS, John held various positions in Douglas Aircraft Company's Marketing Department and in the Aircraft Financing Group of McDonnell Douglas Finance Corporation. 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), serves on the Equipment Leasing Association's Aviation Committee and is an ISTAT Certified Appraiser.

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