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Signature Flight Support reaffirms commitment to Signature Select and EPIC branded FBO programs with key leadership appointments

Oct 23, 2019

Signature Flight Support, the world’s largest Fixed Base Operator (FBO) network, continues to strengthen its Signature Select and EPIC branded FBO programs by installing a new leadership team.  Owen Busch, Senior Vice President of Sales for EPIC Fuels and Ben Johnson, Director, Signature Select, are responsible for extending the benefits of Signature Flight Support’s global reach to independently owned and operated FBOs through the two distinct brand platforms.  Independent FBO owners can now choose a brand and program customized to their business’s needs, from the turn-key equipment, transaction, and marketing support offered by the EPIC Fuels brand, or an expanded integration in Signature’s global network that includes the company’s proprietary point-of-sale software and Loyalty offerings by becoming branded a Signature Select location. 

“The combination of our trusted EPIC Fuels FBO presence with the Signature Select brand enables FBO owners to grow in a way that best fits their current business needs and future aspirations” said Kevin Cox, President of EPIC Fuels and Signature Select. “Whether utilizing EPIC’s long-standing expertise in fuel supply and aviation operational infrastructure, or tapping into the resources and commercial programs of Signature Flight Support to access additional customers and unlock new value for their business, the combination of EPIC and Signature undoubtedly has the right platform to fit the unique needs of any independent FBO.”

Earlier this year, Owen Busch was appointed Senior Vice President of Sales for EPIC Fuels and Signature Select. In his new role, Busch is responsible for the growth of both the EPIC Fuels and Signature Select brands. Busch joins the organization with nearly 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles within the B&GA fuel sector, having started at Avfuel Corp in 1995. Following duties with Signature Flight Support and Atlas Oil Company, he has recently held titles of Vice President of Business & General Aviation Bulk sales and Vice President of Global Sales Excellence at World Fuel Services.

“I am extremely enthusiastic about the future prospects and growth of the EPIC Fuels and Signature Select brands,” expressed Busch. “Both programs have earned a trusted reputation for delivering value and growth to independent FBOs. With EPIC we’re focused on refining and strengthening the core branded FBO offering. For Signature Select, we look forward to offering further enhancements in technology, customer service, and marketing that fully leverage the benefits of our affiliation with Signature Flight Support.”

To support the expansion of the Signature Select program, EPIC Fuels appointed Ben Johnson to the role of Director, Signature Select. A 13-year veteran of business aviation, Johnson transitions to his new appointment from his most recent position as General Manager of Signature Flight Support’s location at Ellington Airport in Houston, Texas. His responsibilities include leading the development and growth of the Signature Select business, working closely with each FBO partner location and delivering new opportunities to grow the Signature Select network. 

FBOs interested in participation with the EPIC Fuels or Signature Select brands are invited to visit the BBA Aviation booth N6110 at the NBAA-BACE 2019 convention in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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