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Canvas Management Team

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Canvas Management Team

Canvas Aviation was created by aviation experts who recognized that changes in service level needs, the economy, or flight requirements led clients to transition aircraft types or programs about every two-and-a-half years.

We have created a disruptive model that offers ease of transition between charter flights, fractional aircraft ownership and whole aircraft ownership—plus custom management programs that help you protect your assets. 


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Dan Dugger
President

Greenville, SC

Dan is an innovator, always fighting for the side of the owner. During his 25 years of general aviation industry experience, Dan spent 11 years as a top-rated NetJets and Marquis Jet Vice President of Sales and previously as an executive with the Cincinnati International Airport Board.

In 2006, Dan pioneered the sale of fractional shares in the secondary market by creating the first online trading marketplace, FracTrade.

Today, Dan leads Canvas Private Aviation - a comprehensive business aviation solution evolving from the progression of whole aircraft sales, FracTrade and Charter.

He is currently a member of the American Association of Airport Executives and the National Business Aviation Association. He holds a degree in both Business Administration and Commercial Aviation and is a commercially licensed private pilot.

DAN.Dugger@canvasaviation.com |     864.244.3462   

 
 

Greg Cummings
Director of Sales

Oklahoma City, OK

Greg has been a strategic pioneer in business world for more than 22 years specializing in aviation solutions, organizational development, and human capital management. He spent 12 years at Bombardier as the Senior Director of Human Resources for the U.S. and Canada and as a Regional Director of Sales for FlexJet. 

Greg has been part of the team for more than 7 years focused on the acquisition and disposition of whole and fractional aircraft as well as jet card sales and on demand charter services. 

Greg resides in Crescent, Oklahoma, with his wife and three daughters. As Mayor of Crescent, he is active in his community and serves on the Board of Directors for the Logan County Economic Development Council.  He holds a Master’s degree in Industrial & Organizational Psychology.

 

GREG.cummings@canvasaviation.com   |  864.244.3462, x106   

 

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RANDY KNOWLTON
Director of WHOLE AIRCRAFT SALES & MANAGEMENT

Greenville, SC

Randy has been part of the general aviation industry for more than 35 years serving in every area of sales, management, maintenance and flight operations. Specializing in aircraft acquisition, disposition and management, there's no technical expert that knows more about aligning your needs to aircraft buying and selling decisions. 

Prior to joining Canvas, Randy founded Southjet Aviation, which specializes in aircraft sales and management. Randy also spent time at Stevens Aviation and held numerous positions such as Director of Flight Operations, Chief Pilot, and Director of Marketing.

Randy received a degree in Aeronautical Science and Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  Randy is an ATP pilot with type ratings in an array of business jets. He has more than 10,500 hours flight time and flies regularly. 

randy.knowlton@canvasaviation.com

864.244.3462, ext. 104

 

Brad Searls
Director of Charter

Greenville, SC

Brad's background includes 18 years of professional flying, where he has accumulated 7,000 hours of flight experience in areas including airline, charter, and corporate aviation operations. Previously he was Owner and President of Marketing and Sales of a 135-carrier operation. In this role, he was also in charge of client relations and flew as Captain on various jet and prop aircraft.

Brad holds a degree in Business & Commercial Aviation and is an ATP-rated pilot.

brad.SEARLS@canvasaviation.com    |    864.244.3462, ext. 105

 

Igor Costa
Director of Sales

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Prior to joining the Canvas team, Igor owned International Support, a Brazilian sales, management, and charter company that specialized in Gulfstream aircraft. Igor is a commercially licensed private pilot in both the United States and Brazil.

Igor earned a marketing degree from the University of São Paulo. He is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish. Igor participates actively in his community, where he supports charities for the homeless and elderly.   

igor.costa@canvasaviation.com     |     55.11.99931.1411