Summit Aviation Welcomes Julian Tonsmeire to VP Aircraft Management and Acquisitions Role

We at Summit Aviation are very excited to announce that we just keep growing! We would like to welcome Julian Tonsmeire to the team as our VP Aircraft Management and Acquisitions.

Tonsmeire comes to us with an impressive background that reaches from one end of aviation to the other, having experience in flight operations, aircraft management, safety management systems, maintenance oversight, aircraft scheduling, regulatory compliance, and more.

His love for aviation started at a very young age, so after he graduated from the University of Colorado, he worked his way into the world of aviation. Starting out as a flight instructor, he moved to be a professional pilot for regional airlines and then moved into the world of business aviation. Since then, he has worked as Sky Harbour Group’s Chief Revenue Officer, the Regional Sales Director in the Rocky Mountain Region for Embraer Executive Jets, as well as the Chief Commercial Officer for Mountain Aviation before joining us at Summit Aviation.

"The role of VP Aircraft Management and Acquisitions has been a difficult role for me to hand over. At Summit Aviation, one of our top priorities is ensuring our clients have an exceptional experience regardless of the services they are provided, but when it comes to aircraft management and acquisitions, the fine details are especially important to get right. When I met Julian, I knew that he was a perfect fit for this opportunity. Not only does he have extremely impressive operational experience, but he also has the transactional experience we were looking for from his time with Embraer Executive Jets, and on top of that, he is a type-rated pilot with the Phenom 300, which accounts for the bulk of the aircraft we operate. These capabilities put together make him extremely rare in the aviation industry, and I feel very fortunate and excited to have him on our team." Owner and President, Ben Walton said.

Julian is type rated so when he’s not on the ground leading our aircraft management sales efforts, he loves to fly the Phenom 300. But mostly during his free time, you would find him skiing, trail running, mountain biking, and rafting with his family and dogs near his home in Colorado.

You can read our full press release here.