Chief Executive Officer
Bob Seidel is Chief Executive Officer of Alerion Aviation. He oversees an organization of nearly 100 employees, operating 14 private jets from operating bases in New York, Palm Beach and Los Angeles. Prior to Alerion, Bob was senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Flight Services with responsibility for the Americas. In this role he was responsible for 350 employees and the operation of over 70 aircraft. Jet Aviation is a General Dynamics company with approximately 4,500 employees and facilities in the USA, Europe, Asia, the Mideast and South America.
Before Jet Aviation, Bob was a sales director for a five - state region for Gulfstream Aerospace, a General Dynamics company and the leading manufacturer of private jets. He was responsible for selling the full line of Gulfstream airplanes, as well as used aircraft.
Bob served in the U.S. Navy as a naval flight officer on P-3C Orion aircraft and after two deployments to the Pacific and Indian Oceans served as an instructor teaching navigation, communications and tactics to new pilots and flight officers. He retired as a lieutenant commander.
Bob holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy and a Masters of Management degree from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. He holds positions on the advisory boards of Air Research Group (ARGUS), Farmingdale State College (SUNY) School of Aviation, and Ableflight, a 501c3 non-profit organization improving the lives of disabled persons through aviation scholarships.