Two well-established aircraft brokerage firms, Front Range Aviation, LLC. and Wetzel Aviation, Inc. jointly announce the merging of their two companies effective January 1, 2018. “We are excited to unite with such a great partner as Front Range,” stated Bryon Mobley, Wetzel Aviation partner. “Our team has previously worked together with Jim Riner and Pat Searle as part of the same sales organization and share a proven sales history and close friendship. It is only fitting that we are back together, merging the management and ownership of our two companies that will continue under the Wetzel Aviation name which respectfully honors our roots.” Pat Searle, co-owner of Front Range will assume the role of President of Wetzel Aviation, Inc.
Jim Riner explains the merged company’s vision, “We share the commonality of strong values, customer service, and a passion for aviation. We have served two distinct global customer bases which, when combined, will complement each other as we pursue the continuing expansion of Wetzel Aviation, Inc. We look to increase the scale of our various aviation related businesses that will bring value to our customers within a progressive and positive work environment that honors our employees and community.”
The merging companies have well established portfolios of business aviation clientele, stateside and overseas. As certified Dealer/Broker members of the National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA) – the team is actively involved in this professional organization that promotes high ethical standards in aircraft transactions. Both companies are also members of Colorado Aviation Business Association (CABA) and the National Business Aircraft Association (NBAA). The merger will create an entity that brings together all the employees and ownership of both companies as part of a strategy of increasing domestic and international aviation brokerage, leasing, business and commercial aircraft sales, special missions, parts, and consulting business for the firm.