Manfredi named SVP of Operations at the North Carolina-based top-five charter operator
FlyExclusive, which climbed from 7th to 4th in terms of flight hours by top charter operators last year, has appointed United States Navy veteran Douglas Manfredi to senior vice president of operations.
In his new role, Manfredi will help advance the company’s commitment to operational excellence and reliability as he oversees all operational, maintenance, dispatch, crew scheduling, and the recruitment and retention of pilots.
According to a press release, Manfredi “will drive and implement operational best practices across all functional areas of the business, including implementing and enforcing an operating system as well as improving processes across flight control, flight operations, pilot operations, maintenance, and fleet refurbishment.”
As a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer, Manfredi pursued his passion for aviation by earning his private pilot’s license.
After retiring, he earned an MBA with concentrations in General Management and Operations.
He spent the next 20 years working in the defense industry. At L3 Technologies KEO, he served as Director of Vehicle and Airborne Systems at L3 Technologies KEO. He was General Manager of both L3 Technologies Sonoma E.O. and L3 Technologies EO/IR, Inc.
Manfredi started flying full-time in 2017, including two years at flyExclusive as an IOE Captain on the Cessna Citation CJ3.
“Operational excellence is central to our mission of delivering the ultimate private jet experience for our clients,” said Tommy Sowers, president, flyExclusive. “Doug Manfredi’s expertise in operational systems and the private jet industry make him the perfect addition to lead this function of our business. Under his leadership, we will continue to invest in technology and capabilities that create an efficient and reliable experience that is unsurpassed in the private jet industry.”
Last October, flyExclusive revamped its Jet Club, expanding fixed-rate service area to include the deep Caribbean, Northern South America, and Central America. It also eliminated daily minimums.
In January, it renewed its Wyvern Wingman status.