ExcelAire Names Ralph Michielli Chief Operating Officer


RONKONKOMA, NY, Sep 7, 2016 - ExcelAire, a worldwide private jet charter and management company, today announced that Ralph Michielli was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO). With more than four decades of experience in private jet aviation, Michielli helped launch ExcelAire in 1993 and currently oversees its maintenance operations. Headquartered at Long Island MacArthur Airport (KISP), ExcelAire is a Hawthorne Global Aviation Services company.

As COO, Michielli will be responsible for day-to-day operations of ExcelAire. He will report to ExcelAire's president, Robert Molsbergen. Before being named COO, Michielli was Vice President and Director of Maintenance, overseeing all private jet maintenance at ExcelAire.

"Ralph is ideally suited to the role of COO, as he brings decades of experience in the successful operation of ExcelAire's maintenance services, and an in-depth knowledge of the private business," said Robert Molsbergen, President of ExcelAire. "We plan to grow quickly and Ralph's appointment will help us continue to deliver a superior private jet experience for our clients in charter, maintenance, and management."

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 www.excelaire.com, 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 (FBOs) 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 in Eau Claire, Wis. (KEAU). For more information on Hawthorne Global Aviation Services, please visit www.hawthorne.aero