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Dauplaise joins Mahindra


Mahindra Aerospace, the aviation division of India’s Mahindra Group, has appointed Jon Dauplaise Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GippsAero Pty Ltd., its aircraftmanufacturing arm.

As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Dauplaise will lead global efforts to grow the company’s customer base and better service the international general aviation community.

“We are pleased to have Jon join our global sales and marketing team. With his years of experience and clear love of general aviation, he is an asset to our team. With him on board, we will see new growth in our global sales and support channels," said Keith Douglas, CEO of GippsAero.

“I’m excited to be joining Mahindra and applying my knowledge of the aircraft industry to help it achieve its goals,” Dauplaise said. “Our aircraft are going to change the way people see general aviation and I’m proud to be part of a company so dedicated to solving its customers’ needs.”

Dauplaise joins Mahindra Aerospace with a long and successful track record in general aviation. For over 12 years, he led Cirrus Aircraft, first as the Vice President, Sales, North America and then as Vice President, Global Fleet Sales and Special Mission Aircraft. Prior to this, Dauplaise was an Aviation Branch Officer and helicopter instructor pilot in the US Army and Army Reserves for over 20 years. He is an accomplished Apache Helicopter pilot, holds a commercial pilot’s license and is a Certified Flight Instructor.


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