Rob Binns is the Chief Executive Officer of Hybrid Enterprises LLC, the worldwide exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airships. Prior to this, Mr. Binns was Chairman & CEO of Global Aviation Holdings Inc., and previously served as its Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Binns was President and Chief Executive Officer of TransMeridian Airlines (a subsidiary of Pegasus Aviation) and previously had been its Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Binns was Vice President and Controller for the technical division of Pegasus Aviation and also spent several years with TWA in a variety of positions, including General Auditor. Prior to that he worked as an auditor for the accounting firm of KPMG in London. Mr. Binns began his career with a political lobbying firm in London that specialized in transportation issues. He holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree in Political Behavior from Essex University in England. He is a member of the Carter Center Board of Councilors, which serves to advance understanding of and support for The Carter Center and its activities.
Mr. Bauer is the Chief Commercial Officer of Hybrid Enterprises LLC, the worldwide exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airships. Prior to this, Mr. Bauer served as Global Aviation Holdings, Inc.’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. In this position Mr. Bauer had direct responsibility for commercial and government sales for a multimillion-dollar aviation operation that oversaw two commercial airlines. He has wet-leased, sold and operated aircraft in over 120 countries on six continents.
Prior to joining Global, Mr. Bauer served as President of Evergreen International Airlines, where he was responsible for all aspects of an FAA part 121-cargo airline that wet-leased its twenty 747 freighters to customers around the world. Prior to this position, Mr. Bauer served in a variety of sales and operational management and executive positions at Evergreen International Aviation, including leading the Asian sales team based in China as well as heading the Company’s ground handling subsidiary.
Bill Garrett is the Chief Financial Officer of Hybrid Enterprises LLC, the worldwide exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martin’s Hybrid Airships. Prior to this, Mr. Garrett served as Global Aviation Holdings, Inc’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Mr. Garrett had direct responsibility over all the financial departments in addition to leading the company’s aircraft acquisition and financing functions. Most recently, Mr. Garrett wound down and sold off key aviation assets at World Airways and North American Airlines. Prior to joining Global, Mr. Garrett was employed by MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC, a private equity fund with over $9 billion in investments, where he provided senior advisory and restructuring management services to its international aviation investments. Mr. Garrett served as the Chief Operating Officer and previously the Chief Financial Officer of Gemini Air Cargo, an international cargo airline operating wide-body, freighter aircraft primarily under ACMI contracts. Mr. Garrett served as the Chief Financial Officer of Vanguard Airlines, Inc., a U.S. domestic passenger airline. Prior to entering the airline industry, Mr. Garrett spent nine years in “Big 4” public accounting.
Mr. Garrett holds a BS in Business Administration and Accounting from Washington and Lee University.