BRIDGEWATER, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Dynamic Aviation, a leading provider of innovative aviation solutions to government and commercial organizations worldwide, has hired Cris Benavides as Senior Vice President, Business Development.
In his new role Mr. Benavides leads Dynamic Aviation’s worldwide business development efforts, with a focus on finding and securing opportunities to support new customers.
“Dynamic Aviation is at an important point in its development,” said President and CEO Michael Stoltzfus. “Cris will be helping us achieve market leadership by building a business development team that connects our company to a wider range of customers, both in the U.S. and internationally.”
Prior to joining Dynamic Aviation, Mr. Benavides most recently served as Senior Vice President, Business Development for A-T Solutions, an internationally recognized leader in counterterrorism solutions. There, he targeted key new strategic markets and led the efforts to win several significant contract awards in those areas. Mr. Benavides’ industry experience also includes managing programs for BAE Systems’ Global Analysis business unit.
Prior to his work in the civilian sector, Mr. Benavides served as a naval intelligence officer for over twenty years. In 2009 he retired as a Commander from the U.S. Navy. His positions in the Navy included leadership at both operational and staff commands, including the US Fifth Fleet and the Office of Naval Intelligence.
Mr. Benavides earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from the McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. He also received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
About Dynamic Aviation
Dynamic Aviation is the leading provider of innovative special-mission aviation solutions designed to meet the unique requirements of government and commercial organizations worldwide. Headquartered on its privately owned, public use airport in Bridgewater, Va., the company delivers customized aerial assets and services to support a wide range of customers including national defense, military intelligence, federal agencies, state and local governments, non-profit research organizations and private companies. Dynamic Aviation has the flexibility and resources to deliver world-class aviation solutions that combine mission-modified aircraft, experienced flight crews and comprehensive maintenance services. The company employs approximately 700 aviation professionals, owns more than 140 aircraft and currently operates from 20 locations in eight countries across four continents.