May 29, 2013

Beechcraft Names Two New Leaders to Executive Team

WICHITA, Kan. (May 29, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced the appointment of Dave Rosenberg as vice president of Strategic Planning and Programs and Don Alvord as vice president of Human Resources. Both serve on the company’s Executive Team.

As vice president of Strategic Planning and Programs, Rosenberg is responsible for the company’s strategic planning and programs, including management of commercial product development programs and analysis of joint ventures and potential acquisitions.

Since joining the company in 2000, Rosenberg has held various positions of increasing responsibility in financial planning, business management, strategic planning and operations. Most recently, he served as director of the Hawker 4000 product line and general manager of the piston product line. Prior to joining Beechcraft, he worked in the treasury group at Raytheon Company.

Rosenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson College in Wellesley, Mass. He is a licensed pilot.

As vice president of Human Resources, Alvord oversees all aspects of the human resources organization including talent acquisition, management and succession planning, diversity initiatives, employee relations, and compensation and benefits management. 

Alvord has spent the past 27 years in the aviation industry, including manufacturing, engineering and completions roles for General Dynamics, Gulfstream Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas/Boeing. He joined Beechcraft three years ago to serve as vice president and general manager for the company’s Little Rock Completions Center.

Alvord has a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in operations management from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona.


About Beechcraft Corporation

Beechcraft Corporation 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 or follow us on Twitter @Beechcraft.