September 6, 2011

Hawker Beechcraft Names Karin-Joyce “KJ” Tjon as Chief Financial Officer

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WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 6, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the appointment of Karin-Joyce “KJ” Tjon as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Tjon joins the company’s Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for the management and direction of the company’s finance and accounting organization.

Tjon brings more than 20 years of experience in all facets of management and international corporate finance in both public and private environments. She joins HBC from Alvarez & Marsal, LLC, a leading global professional services firm, where she spent approximately 10 years, most recently as Managing Director. Tjon has held CFO positions for several companies in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, transportation and telecommunications, where she built world-class international finance teams. She has also worked on numerous performance improvement projects in the areas of cash management, operations and acquisition integration.

Tjon holds an MBA in finance from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in management and organizational behavior from Ohio University.

Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack 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


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