Dec. 19, 2019
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen this week presented former Dassault Falcon Jet CEO John Rosanvallon with the association’s prestigious Silk Scarf Award in recognition of his service to the business aviation community.
“It’s an honor to recognize industry leader and statesman John Rosanvallon with NBAA’s Silk Scarf Award during our Board and Advisory Council meetings this week,” said Bolen. “A tireless business aviation champion, he is most deserving of his membership in the Order of the Silk Scarf.”
Rosanvallon joined Dassault Aviation in 1975, and four years later transitioned to DFJ, based in Teterboro, NJ, as assistant to the president. After an 11-year tenure in France, serving in several executive capacities for the company, he returned to Teterboro as senior vice president, sales and marketing with responsibility for consolidating worldwide Falcon commercial activities. He took charge of the affiliate in 1996.
Included among Rosanvallon’s many roles in industry leadership are his service as a member of NBAA’s Advisory Council, as well as on the board of directors for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association, the Corporate Angel Network and the French-American Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the Board of Trustees for the Wings Club of New York and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
This year, he was honored with the 2019 Wesley L. McDonald Distinguished Statesman of Aviation Award from the National Aeronautic Association, as well as the “Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award” at the living legends of Aviation Awards in Los Angeles.
About the Silk Scarf Award
In an effort to honor outstanding business aviation community members and inspire future aviators, the NBAA Silk Scarf Award is given to individuals for special contributions to the business aviation community during their careers.