Published on January 20th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer


Acumen Appoints New MD Americas & VP-Commercial

Dublin based Aircraft Lease Management Company, Acumen Aviation, has announced the appointment of Sean O’Connor as Managing Director Americas & VP-Commercial effective from 18th January 2021. Sean will be based in the Acumen Aviation Americas Inc offices in Miami reporting to Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) Eamonn Cronin.

Sean O’Connor

Acumen Aviation CEO Alok Anand said “Acumen has been making exemplary progress in providing Commercial and Lease management services to our customers. Sean’s appointment strengthens our trading and remarketing capabilities, along-with creating a firmer footing in the key American market. I welcome Sean to our fast growing team and wish him all the success in this exciting role.”

Sean brings with him a rich and varied background spanning more than 40 years in the aviation sector. Sean has extensive industry knowledge, marketing, sales, technical expertise of the Americas region starting up FLS Aerospace USA Inc operations and the role of General Manager of SR Technics Americas. Sean held a number senior sales roles within the SR Technics Group. Sean joins Acumen from Universal Asset Management (UAM) where he held a management position.

Acumen, established in 2009 is headquartered in Ireland with offices in India, China and the USA. Acumen’s management team has over 300 years of cumulative experience with a permanent staff of over 90 people. The company offers a full range of services throughout the lifecycle of the aircraft including aircraft sourcing, digital success advisory, pre-purchase inspections (physical and records), project management, lease management, re-marketing, fleet audits, aircraft trading, powerplant management, aircraft valuations and CAMO services. Its customers include aircraft lessors, airlines, banks, private equity and investors.

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Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.

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