Former Jet Aviation chairman and CEO Thomas Hirschmann passed away on Wednesday in Zurich, Switzerland, at the age of 64. The second son of company founder Carl Hirschmann, he joined Jet Aviation in 1974 and succeeded his father in heading the organization from 1990 through 2003.
Under his watch, Jet Aviation launched its completion business, built up its marketing and communication department, increased its U.S. operations, and expanded to Asia.
“I am greatly saddened to learn of Thomas Hirschmann’s passing,” said Jet Aviation group president Rob Smith, who expressed condolences on behalf of the entire company to the Hirschmann family. “By all accounts, Thomas was a well-liked leader, who maintained a strong customer focus and was able to build relationships with Jet Aviation’s key clients around the world.”