Ronkonkoma, NY, August 25, 2016 -- Hawthorne Global Aviation Services today announced that Robert Molsbergen was named president of ExcelAire, its private jet charter and management company, headquartered at MacArthur Airport on Long Island.  Molsbergen joins ExcelAire from NetJets, where he served as President of its Executive Jet Management (EJM) subsidiary and as COO of Global Aircraft Management.

While president of EJM, he was responsible for overseeing its aircraft management, charter management and on-demand charter services.  At the same time, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer of Global Aircraft Management for NetJets, the worldwide leader in private jet aviation.  Molsbergen also served as Chief Operating Officer of NetJets, reporting to the CEO of NetJets and was a member of the senior executive team there.

Before joining NetJets, Molsbergen was President of MD Helicopters of Mesa, Ariz., a manufacturer of commercial and military helicopter.  In addition to MD Helicopters, he served as President of InnovationPlus and CEO and President of EMTS, both manufacturing companies. 

“Robert brings deep private jet aviation leadership experience to ExcelAire, from his years at NetJets leading its EJM division and as COO of its Global Aircraft Management Group,” said Bryon Burbage, President and CEO of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services.  “ExcelAire is well positioned for our next phase of growth and are confident Robert has the knowledge and experience to successfully lead our management team and the ExcelAire business.”

"I am thrilled to join the team here, as this is an incredible opportunity to help build ExcelAire, a private jet firm well-regarded for its unmatched levels of personalized service,” said Molsbergen. “For private jet travelers, we have all of the elements to offer a successful private jet experience, from charter to hangerage, maintenance, FBO and management –providing superior customer service in all aspects of our business.”

At ExcelAire, in addition to leading the private jet charter and management business, he will also oversee the private jet maintenance and FBO operations at Hawthorne Global’s Long Island MacArthur Airport facility.

A Hawthorne Global Aviation Services company, ExcelAire specializes in worldwide jet charters, aircraft management, maintenance, and sales.  Further information about the ExcelAire fleet, including photos and individual aircraft specifications, is available at, or by calling 631-737-0477. 

About Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services is a premier provider of general aviation services, with a rich history in the industry dating back to 1932. Hawthorne operates four premier Fixed Based Operators (FBO) located at L.I. MacArthur Airport, NY (KISP); Cobb County International Airport in Atlanta, Ga. (KRYY), Chicago Executive Airport in Chicago, Ill. (KPWK) and Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire, Wis. (KEAU).  It also has private jet charter and maintenance operations at MacArthur Airport, NY (KISP) and Chippewa Valley Regional Airport, Wis. (KEAU).   For more information on Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, please visit  

#   #   #

For more information, contact:

Lisa Hendrickson, LCH Communications