Craig R. Sincock acquired Avfuel Corporation in 1985. Under his leadership, the company has grown from a regional fuel supplier to its current position as a leading independent global supplier of aviation fuel and services. Mr. Sincock accomplished this growth through a strategic mix of 28 acquisitions (four of which were aviation divestitures from publicly traded energy companies), internal sales growth and marketing alliances. Today, Avfuel touches virtually every aspect of the aviation industry with its innovative lineup of programs and solutions and through various subsidiary corporations.
Avfuel currently serves over 4,000 aviation customers at over 3,000 worldwide locations and supplies fuel to six major aviation consumer groups: fixed-base operators (FBOs), corporate flight departments, airlines, helicopter operators, cargo haulers and the military. Avfuel subsidiaries include Avtank, which designs, engineers, and manufactures fuel storage systems and refueling equipment; Avlease, which provides management and leasing of aviation refueling equipment; Avsurance, an aviation insurance agency capable of procuring a variety of coverages for pilots, airports, equipment manufacturers, distributors and related facilities; and Avplan, a full-service flight-planning and trip-support company.
Mr. Sincock continues to focus on further international expansion with the goal of realizing his vision to build a company that drives the connections of people, business and culture.
The passion for aviation that led Mr. Sincock to purchase Avfuel is evident through his continued devotion to the company’s success as well as through his advocacy efforts. He has served on the boards of several prominent industry organizations, including the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s (GAMA), among others. Past positions include seats on the Pride Refining Inc Board of Directors (PRF: NYSE) and Duncan Aviation Board of Advisors. He is a member of the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), an international organization fostering educational development and networking opportunities for company leaders. He has also been an active participant in the National Aviation Transportation Association (NATA), the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) and more. Additionally, Mr. Sincock is a pilot with an ATP rating and frequently pilots the company’s Cessna Citation XLS+.
Mr. Sincock graduated from the University of Michigan and continues to reside in Ann Arbor with his wife, Sue. The Sincocks’ philanthropic efforts extend well beyond the aviation community; they are also staunch supporters of organizations for health care and education.