WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 27, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the appointment of Justin Firestone as president, Asia-Pacific Sales. In this role, Firestone will oversee all commercial aircraft sales activities in the Asia-Pacific region, reporting to Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice president. He is based in the company’s new regional headquarters in Hong Kong.
“This confirms our focus on international customers and our commitment to this growing market,” said Shawn Vick, executive vice president. “We are pleased to lead the industry in placing senior management in the Asia-Pacific region. Justin’s leadership and experience will resonate as we expand our sales and product support footprint in this important area of the world.”
Firestone brings extensive industry experience to HBC. Most recently, he was Founder & CEO of Asia Jet, a regional leader in the private jet card industry. Prior to founding Asia Jet in 2008, Firestone was a senior executive with Marquis Jet whose diversified fleet of private jets is managed and operated exclusively by NetJets. He was also previously a director with eBizJets, now branded as Sentient Jet, an industry leader in charter brokering.
Firestone received degrees in communication and business from Arizona State University. He is an active member of the Asian Business Aviation Association and the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.
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