Ted Farid, Chairman
Ted Farid joined JetHQ as the company’s first Chairman. Mr. Farid has 47 years of global aviation leadership experience from some of the world’s leading OEMs including, Cessna, Bombardier Learjet and most recently Hawker Beechcraft. His experience brings sophisticated expertise and extensive global relationships to JetHQ clients.
Ted Farid started with Cessna in 1967 as a structural engineer and moved into sales and marketing for the Citation jet division in 1974. Mr. Farid held various senior leadership roles in special missions and commercial sales, eventually heading all international sales for Citation jets. During his tenure, he sold the first Citation into China in 1979.
Mr. Farid then moved to Bombardier Learjet to run global sales and marketing for the iconic brand. He started the week the company was acquired by Bombardier and held the position until 1996 when he joined Raytheon Aircraft as Vice President, Special Mission sales. Over the past eighteen years he has held various senior leadership positions in domestic and international sales for the company through its incarnations as Raytheon, Hawker Beechcraft and Beechcraft until his retirement in 2014.
Mr. Farid, is based out of Wichita, KS to maintain his close relationships with the OEMs in the US and better support our clients.