Jon Sharp, president and CEO of Engine Lease Finance, will retire from his position at the end of 2018 after 28 years.

Sharp founded the company in 1989 focusing on spare engines and in the preceding years, has grown the business to its current position of owning and managing 300 engines with an estimated value exceeding $2.7 billion. In 2014, the company was acquired by Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Lease &…