October 22, 2013

Beechcraft Appoints Two New U.S. Regional Sales Directors

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 22, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced at the 2013 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition the appointment of John Kearns as regional sales director for the Central and West Texas region and Patrick O’Connell as regional sales director for the Upper Midwest region of the United States.

Kearns brings to his role in-depth knowledge of the Central and West Texas region after spending the past 15 years with Tulsa Beechcraft, Inc., a former Beechcraft sales distributor in Tulsa, Okla. He has a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Oklahoma State University, and he also completed the Spartan School of Aeronautics Professional Pilot Program.

O’Connell has been a demonstration pilot for Beechcraft for the past six years and will manage Beechcraft sales for a territory that includes Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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Beechcraft designs, builds and supports versatile and globally renowned aircraft, including the King Air turboprops, piston-engine Baron and Bonanza, and the T-6 trainer and AT-6 light attack military aircraft. Its 5,400 highly skilled employees are focused on continuously improving the company’s products and services which are sold to individuals, businesses and governments worldwide. In business since 1932, Beechcraft has built more than 54,000 aircraft and more than 36,000 continue flying today. It leads the industry with a global network of more than 90 factory-owned and authorized service centers. The company’s headquarters and major manufacturing facilities are located in Wichita, Kan. For more information, visit beechcraft.com or follow us on Twitter @Beechcraft.