Daytona Beach, Fla., July 30, 2008 – John Rosanvallon, president and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet, a world-leading manufacturer of large-cabin business jets, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s leader in aviation and aerospace higher education. A veteran of the aerospace industry, Rosanvallon has spent his career since 1975 in leadership positions in sales and marketing with Dassault Aviation and Dassault Falcon in the United States and France. In 2003, he was appointed president and chief executive officer of Dassault Falcon Jet and executive vice president for civil aircraft at Dassault Aviation.
“We are delighted to have John join Embry-Riddle’s Board. His extensive experience in advanced aircraft manufacturing and long-standing leadership in the aviation industry is an important addition to the University’s Board,” said Dr. John P. Johnson, president of Embry-Riddle. “As the first representative of a leading aircraft manufacturer to join our Board, John is highly regarded in the aerospace industry, and he brings a wealth of experience that will help us guide the University’s future growth and tradition of excellence.”
Rosanvallon is a Chevalier of the Légion d’Honneur and the Ordre National du Mérite, awarded by the president of France. He is a member of numerous French-American and aerospace organizations and foundations.
Rosanvallon was the guest speaker at Embry-Riddle’s fall 2006 commencement ceremony, where he received the University’s Eagle of Aviation Award for his contributions to aviation.
Dassault Falcon is responsible for selling and supporting Falcon business jets throughout the world. It is part of Dassault Aviation, a leading aerospace company with a presence in over 70 countries across five continents. Dassault Aviation produces the renowned Mirage and Rafale fighter jets as well as a complete line of Falcon business jets. The company has assembly and production plants in both France and the United States and service facilities on both continents. It employs a total workforce of over 12,000. Since the rollout of the first Falcon 20 in 1963, over 1,650 Falcon jets have been delivered to more than 65 countries worldwide. Dassault’s U.S. operations are based in South Hackensack, N.J.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, offers more than 30 degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering. Embry-Riddle educates more than 34,000 students annually in undergraduate and graduate programs at residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., through its Worldwide Campus at more than 130 campus centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East, and through online learning. For more information, visit www.embryriddle.edu.
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