Two Top Executives Exit Dumont Group

By Doug Gollan, July 3, 2019

The Delaware-based charter operator and its jet card subsidiary have cut a high profile with a growing fleet of Falcon 2000s acquired from NetJets

Kevin Wargo, the CEO at Delaware-based Dumont Group and Christopher Tasca who served as the director at its ProspAir on-demand charter and jet card unit, have both left the company, an official confirmed.

Dumont, which grew out of a parts supplier into an operator with over 25 owned and managed private jets, has been making a mark by taking Dassault Falcon 2000s as they exited the NetJets fleet and refurbishing them.

Falcon 2000 jet card

The company has been selling on-demand charter, jet cards, fractional shares and ownership with management on its floating fleet. In addition to jet cards by cabin category, it offers a dedicated Falcon 2000 card starting at $9,000 per hour, excluding FET, including Wifi and a flight attendant.

Its website currently shows three Gulfstream GIVSPs, 18 Falcon 2000s, three Falcon 50s, and three Hawker 400XPs. It had previously said it will eventually have 25 Falcon 2000s.

Dan Piraino, the founder of Dumont, has apparently assumed CEO duties, according to its website. He responded to an email that was not available to comment.

New chairman and CFO

Arkadi Kuhlmann is listed as the chairman, a position he has held since June 2018, according to his LinkedIn profile. Previously he served as CEO of Zenbanx and the U.S. and Canadian units of Ing Direct.

Thomas Hugh, who is listed as CFO, also joined Dumont a year ago June, according to LinkedIn and served at both Zenbank and Ing Direct prior to joining the aviation provider.

An official who said there are no plans to change its jet card program referred additional questions to Piraino.

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