WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 28, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company, LLC (HBAC) today announced the appointment of Patrick Kelly as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Principal Financial Officer. Kelly has a proven track record as a global senior financial and operating executive with experience that includes publicly traded and privately held companies in the airline, travel and technology industries. His experience includes board memberships on audit, governance and executive committees.
Most recently, Kelly served as interim CEO for Express Jet Airlines in Houston – a $750 million regional airline with 244 jets serving 151 destinations. Prior to that, he was CFO for Vignette Corporation in Austin, Texas. He also has held leadership roles with Dell, Trilogy Software, Sabre Holdings and American Airlines.
Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Virginia School of Engineering in Charlottesville and a master’s degree in finance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
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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