With AIN Media Group's Aviation International News and its predecessor Aviation Convention News celebrating the company's 50th year of continuous publication this year, AIN’s editorial staff is going back through the archives each month to bring readers some interesting events that were covered over the past half-century.
REWIND: (AIN January 1997 p.38) John Rosenvallon, described as “a catalyst for uniting the company’s French and American teams,” has been appointed president of Dassault Falcon Jet Corp., the U.S.-based subsidiary of Dassault Aviation.
In addition to his new post, the 45-year-old graduate of France’s prestigious Hautes Etudes Commerciales business school will remain in charge of worldwide sales and marketing for Falcon business jets.
FAST FORWARD: The affable Rosenvallon would go on to hold the role as head of Falcon Jet for the next quarter century until his retirement in 2019. Even after that, he remains a senior advisor to the chairman and CEO of Dassault Aviation. Rosenvallon has been the recipient of many awards and honors during his 47-year business aviation career including the Lifetime Aviation Industry Leader Award at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards. A member of the board of directors for the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), he served as its chairman in 2011. In October at NBAA-BACE, he was presented with the organization’s John P. “Jack” Doswell Award—one of its highest honors—in recognition of his exceptional record of service to the industry.