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Plumb To Step Down As CEO Of Executive AirShare

Executive Air Share sells fractional shares, leases and Jet Cards by the day instead of the hour


Keith Plumb is leaving Executive AirShare, the company he co-founded in 2000 and where he has been serving as president and CEO since 2014 after seven years as president and COO. Plumb is scheduled to leave his current post in the next 30 to 60 days as part of a transition plan and will remain as CEO until that point. 


“We cannot thank Keith enough for the immense contributions he has made to Executive AirShare, directly impacting the significant growth we have experienced during his tenure,” said Wiley Curran, president and chairman of Curran Companies and management board member of Executive AirShare. “He has always displayed a relentless passion for customer satisfaction. The outstanding team he has built here is certainly testament to this desire. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”


“It has been a privilege and an honor to work with such a great group of energetic employees, exceptional customers, and committed investors,” said Plumb. “The majority of my career has been building Executive AirShare with Bob Taylor, and it is amazing where the business is today since starting as a Wichita-based company in 2000 with only two aircraft.


“All of the remarkable accomplishments and successes that we shared over the last 18 years would not have been possible without the aviation passion, dedication and hard work by the EAS family. I leave Executive AirShare feeling privileged and honored to have had the opportunity to meet incredible people, travel to amazing destinations, and gain valuable experience leading the professional men and women at Executive AirShare. As a current shareholder, I wish Executive AirShare continued success.”


During the transition period, current Chief Financial Officer John Owen will serve as interim president. The company has immediately begun the search for a new CEO.


Executive AirShare sells fractional ownership, leases and Jet Cards using a by the day formula instead of the traditional by the hour method. It serves customers in the Kansas City metropolitan area; Wichita, Kan.; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Okla.; Fort Worth, Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas; and Buffalo, N.Y. Its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services, manages aircraft for owners from bases in Fort Worth, Dallas, Wichita, Kansas City and Buffalo. Executive AirShare currently serves the Central U.S. and Great Lakes regions, operating a fleet of Bombardier Learjet 45XR, Embraer Phenom 300 and Phenom 100, Cessna Citation CJ2+, and Beechcraft King Air 350i aircraft. Executive AirShare also offers aircraft management and charter services through its subsidiary, Executive Flight Services.