Jet Aviation appoints new director of design studio


Grischa Schmidt has been appointed the new senior director of Jet Aviation’s Design Studio in Switzerland.

The studio, which is in Basel, includes a team of 16 designers that Schmidt will manage. In his new role, Schmidt reports to Dirk Sapatka, general manager of the Jet Aviation’s operations in Basel.

Schmidt joined the business aviation services company in 2009 as a senior designer and project manager but left the company in 2012 to pursue an opportunity abroad. He later returned as senior project manager and interior designer in 2017.

“I’m pleased to welcome Grischa into his new role leading the Jet Aviation Design Studio,” said Sapatka. “The Design Studio is a key part of the comprehensive in-house services that we offer, and Grischa’s wealth of experience in aviation, marine and automotive design will ensure that we continue to provide exceptional interior design solutions for completion and refurbishment customers.”

Schmidt is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasedena, California, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design.

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