Corporate Angel Network appoints Robert Stangarone president and ceo

Robert Stangarone has been appointed President and CEO of Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a nonprofit organization that provides cancer patients free transportation on corporate aircraft to travel to specialized medical centers for treatment.

The organization has coordinated more than 68,000 flights since its founding in 1981.

According to CAN Chairman Jean Rosanvallon, “The decision to bring Robert on board was driven by the recognition of his impressive background, extensive expertise and proven success as a corporate leader, journalist and pilot. I believe he is the ideal leader to steer CAN to even greater heights.”

Stangarone said, “Corporate Angel Network is a quintessential illustration of how the business aviation community contributes to our quality of life and helps save lives.

“The program offers companies with corporate jets the ability to couple business activities with corporate social responsibility, while reducing cancer patients’ physical, emotional and financial stress as they go through the most difficult of times.”

Stangarone has decades of experience as a corporate leader, journalist, and pilot. He has worked with dozens of Chairmen and CEOs and has held senior management positions at United Technologies’ Pratt & Whitney and Sikorsky units, Rolls-Royce, Litton, Fairchild Dornier, Cessna Aircraft and Embraer.

He is a former flight and aerobatics instructor and holds a Commercial Pilots License with instrument and multi-engine ratings. He is type-rated in the Cessna Citation CJ Series business jets.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Aeronautic Association and its Collier Trophy Selection Committee and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the New England Air Museum which, since he became chairman in 2020, has experienced record growth and the introduction of innovative exhibits incorporating virtual reality and other advanced technologies.

Over the years, Stangarone has served on numerous aerospace industry advisory boards and committees.