Heico appoints de Gunten as business development officer

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Aircraft parts supplier Heico Corporation has appointed former Latin American airline association executive Alexandre de Gunten to the new position of business development officer of its flight support group.

De Gunten, most recently executive director of the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA), will assume his role effective 20 September and will be based out of the company´s headquarters in Hollywood, Florida.

He will work with 155 sales professionals in five separate sales teams to sell the group's products and services.

De Gunten was ALTA executive director since 2003 and was succeeded by Eduardo Iglesias at the association today. His prior responsibilities included managing director international of Orbitz, chief executive of RepWorld Holdings, vice-president international of LAN, and director general for Latin America for Canadian Airlines International.