SHANGHAI, March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Dassault Falcon has promoted Mr. Jean-Michel Jacob to Senior Vice President of International Sales. He will oversee all sales activity for Dassault Falcon in Asia, the Pacific Rim and South America. Jacob will work out of Beijing where he's been based since September 2010. "Jean Michel has a keen understanding of our industry and our products, which makes him an invaluable resource for Falcon operators," said John Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon.
Since 1987, when he joined the company, Jacob has worked in numerous sales capacities. He was named Western Europe Falcon Regional Sales Manager and moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1996, to establish Dassault Falcon's sales office in that country. He was named Vice President of International sales in 2005 and relocated to Dassault Falcon's U.S. Headquarters at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. He established the firm's Asian sales headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2007.
Prior to joining Dassault, Jacob was an engineer for Aerospatiale Helicopter in France. He started his career in Quito, Ecuador with the French Trade Commission.
Jacob holds a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the prestigious Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales du Nord in France. He is married with three children.
About Dassault Falcon
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the Rafale fighter jet as well as the complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on multiple continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 2,100 Falcon jets have been delivered to 67 countries worldwide. The family of Falcon jets currently in production includes the tri-jets-the Falcon 900LX and the 7X-as well as the twin-engine Falcon 2000LX and the new 2000S.
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