Waypoint Leasing adds Clark McGinn to Management Team

March 4, 2015

Former Global Head of Aviation Financing at CHC Leasing  to Join Waypoint as SVP of Sales

Limerick, Ireland – March 4, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that Clark McGinn, Global Head of Aviation Financing at CHC Leasing, will join Waypoint as Senior Vice President of Sales in the second quarter of 2015. Mr. McGinn will be responsible for leading the Company’s origination, sales and business development operations.

Ed Washecka, CEO of Waypoint, said, “We continue to build out the Waypoint team with some of the industry’s most experienced and renowned professionals and are excited to welcome Clark as our newest member. We have had the privilege of working closely with Clark for many years. Clark built the Dublin based CHC leasing team from the ground up, a team responsible for executing all aircraft financing and leasing transactions, and managing lessor, lender and OEM financing relationships. We look forward to leveraging Clark’s expertise and management skills as we continue to grow Waypoint’s position as the leading independent global helicopter lessor.”

Clark McGinn said, “Having worked closely with Ed Waschecka and the Waypoint team since its inception, I know first-hand that Waypoint provides its customers with unparalleled cost-effective and flexible solutions to finance their helicopter needs. This is an exciting opportunity, and I am delighted to join Waypoint and work closely with the entire team to strengthen existing customer relationships and develop new ones, to continue building the premier helicopter lessor in our industry.”

Mr. McGinn currently serves as Managing Director of CHC Leasing (Ireland) Limited in Dublin where he built and is leading a team responsible for executing all aircraft financing and leasing transactions while managing various lessor, lender and OEM relationships. Mr. McGinn is responsible for the origination and closing of over $2.5 billion in structured helicopter lease transactions since February 2011. Before that, Mr. McGinn worked in a variety of senior roles at The Royal Bank of Scotland in London and New York, including as head of the bank’s Helicopter Asset Finance Group. Mr. McGinn received a M.A. with Honours in Philosophy and Ph.D. in Scottish Literature from the University of Glasgow, and he has published several books on Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns and on the history of financial crisis, including ‘The Ultimate Burns Supper Book’ (Luath Press). He is also a Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and is an active supporter of the development campaigns of the University of Glasgow and of the charitable activities of The English-Speaking Union.

 

About Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited

Waypoint Leasing is a global helicopter leasing company that provides operating lease and financing solutions to helicopter operators worldwide. Headquartered in Limerick, Ireland, Waypoint Leasing differentiates itself with a senior management team that has direct helicopter operating and leasing experience in key helicopter markets around the world, having leased helicopters across Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.  Waypoint Leasing serves a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, emergency medical service, search and rescue, firefighting and governmental support.  Further information is available at www.waypointleasing.com.