Tom Bertels didn’t stay retired long.
The Sullivan Higdon & Sink partner who recently retired from the Wichita advertising firm is a co-founder of a new business, Partners in Aviation.
Partners in Aviation will focus on matching prospective aircraft buyers who are interested in joint ownership of a new or late-model turboprop airplane or business jet.
The firm will match prospective buyers based on their geographical location and aircraft usage requirements.
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Bertels, who is chief marketing officer for Partners in Aviation, started the firm with Mark Molloy, a 34-year Beechcraft salesman based in Chicago.
“We fill the gap between fractional and sole ownership, no matter what class of business aircraft an operator requires,” Molloy, Partners in Aviation president, said in a news release Wednesday.
More information on the new venture can be found at www.partnersinaviation.com.