Darren started his aviation carrier working line service at Nantucket Memorial Airport off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. In 1998, he joined Ascent Aviation, the family-owned wholesaler of aviation fuels and aircraft deicing fluids to FBO’s and regional carriers. Darren’s responsibilities expanded in over the next decade Darren served in several roles, including Project Manager, Director of Fixed Assets, Regional and National Sales Leader. In 2009, Darren became President of Ascent and managed strategic vendor, banking and legal relationships while retaining some overall sales responsibilities.
Ascent was purchased by World Fuel Services in 2011, and Darren retained responsibility for growing and managing the North American aircraft and runway deicing fluid businesses. As VP, General Aviation Sales and Business Development Darren’s role expanded to include oversight of the Equipment Group that managed $250MM in assets, the WFS Canadian FBO network at 34 strategic airports, and assumed the lead in structuring sustainability solutions for WFS global FBO and business aviation portfolio.
He is a past member of the Environmental Committee under National Air Transportation Association and the SAF Coalition furthering sustainability initiative in aviation.
Darren has a degree in Economics and French from Hamilton College. He resides in Syracuse, NY with his wife and two children. He is an avid golfer and a private pilot with over 3500 hours in single and multi-engine aircraft.