Waypoint Leasing opens Singapore Office, expanding Global Reach

April 14, 2015

Regional Operations led by Philip Stransky, Director of Sales and Business Development in Asia

Limerick, Ireland – April 14, 2015 – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the opening of its Singapore office, which is headed by Waypoint executive Philip Stransky. Waypoint’s Singapore office will further bolster the firm’s presence across the Asia Pacific region, where it has already delivered nine aircraft to leading regional operators, including Bond Helicopters Australia, Hevilift and National Utility Helicopters.

Ed Washecka, Chief Executive Officer of Waypoint, said, “We are excited to officially announce our presence in Singapore after serving the growing Asia Pacific market and working with local and multinational operators since our first transaction with Hevilift. I have worked with Philip for many years – he has deep knowledge of the region and strong relationships with dozens of helicopter operations. I am confident that under his supervision, we will replicate Waypoint’s success across the globe and deliver superior value to operators through differentiated and flexible financing solutions.”

Philip Stransky, Director of Sales and Business Development in Asia, said, “I am thrilled to be leading Waypoint’s Asia operations and working closely with Ed and the rest of the team to expand our existing relationships and develop new ones in this important helicopter leasing market. As regional operators increasingly seek customized financing solutions, we are well-positioned to meet that demand and navigate the complex and nuanced aviation landscape adeptly and opportunistically.”

Mr. Stransky has worked in Singapore for five years and has seven years of global upstream oil and gas experience, ultimately focused on business development and contract negotiation. Prior to joining Waypoint, Mr. Stransky served as the Asia Area Manager for SEACOR Marine, where he sourced and evaluated firm-wide business opportunities in the region and established a framework for regional joint ventures in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Prior to that, Mr. Stransky worked for SEACOR Marine in Mexico, where served as the Country Manager, as well as in Europe, the U.S. and Africa. Mr. Stransky holds a BA in History and Government from Connecticut College and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.