Sept. 9, 2019
NBAA today thanked Dassault Falcon Jet (DFJ) CEO Jean Rosanvallon for his longstanding dedication and many contributions to business aviation. Last week, DFJ announced that he will step down as CEO after serving in that role for 23 years.
Included among Ronsanvallon’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 also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Wings Club of New York and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. In January 2019, he received the “Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award” at the living legends of Aviation Awards in Los Angeles.
“Jean has earned universal respect, admiration and love as a result his tireless efforts, effective leadership and evident humanity throughout his remarkable business aviation career,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen in commending Rosanvallon on his remarkable career.
In a recent public statement, Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier noted, “John Rosanvallon has built a record of success for the Falcon Jet business and our industry. We are pleased we can continue tapping into the wealth of business jet market experience he has accumulated to help improve and expand the Falcon line in the future.”
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.
Rosanvallon, will serve as a special senior advisory to Dassault Aviation Chairman and CEO Eric Trappier during a transition period. Thierry Betbeze, DFJ vice president, will serve as Rosanvallon’s successor.