Sheltair Expands Family Participation

 - October 21, 2020, 11:21 AM
Sheltair founder, chairman, CEO Jerry Holland (right) ensured his family-owned company's succession to a third generation, as his grandson Kai Seymour joined the team. In February, Holland's daughter Lisa (center) was named company president. (Photo: Sheltair)

FBO services and aviation real estate operator Sheltair continues to cement its status as a family-owned company with the announcement that Kai Seymour—the grandson of company founder, chairman, and CEO Jerry Holland—has joined the business. Seymour, a recent graduate from the University of Tampa’s John Sykes College of Business, currently serves as a management trainee as he learns the aviation business ropes.

The news comes just months after his mother, Lisa Holland, became president of the company, which was founded in 1963. “It is a privilege to lead alongside my father,” she said. “And to now have Kai join the business he built from the ground up fills me with pride. It is a testament to our focus on delivering a customer experience based on family values that is now three generations strong.”

Sheltair operates 18 FBOs, including its first location west of the Mississippi, which held its grand opening last month at Denver-area Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport. It also oversees more than four million square feet of aviation-related properties.

Company COO Todd Anderson noted that honesty and integrity have been a part of the company since its establishment. “The result is a strong and loyal customer base that has stayed with Sheltair throughout the decades and now grows with each generation,” he said.