OSHKOSH, Wis. (July 29, 2009) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that Dan Frahm has joined Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) to lead sales and marketing efforts for repair and overhaul, avionics, maintenance, and paint and interior modifications for Hawker Beechcraft customers located in the Great Lakes Region.
“Dan’s extensive background in general aviation, combined with his years of experience with the Hawker Beechcraft product line, will be extremely valuable to customers as they navigate through the process of maintaining, modifying and upgrading their aircraft,” said William (Bill) Brown, president, Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Service and Support. “With his leadership skills and customer-focused attitude, Dan provides candid, insightful advice regarding all aspects of aircraft modifications. We are excited to have him join our team.”
Frahm began his 30 years in general aviation as an avionics technician, working his way up to department manager, director of avionics sales, director of business development and vice president of sales and marketing. His last 28 years were spent at Elliott Aviation, an authorized Hawker Beechcraft dealer and service center. During his career, Frahm has been actively involved in helping customers modify and upgrade their Hawker Beechcraft products. He has also served on many of the industry’s technical advisory committees.
“I am excited to bring my product knowledge to the HBS network,” Frahm said. “The organization has tremendous capability with a solid growth plan to provide an increased level of customer service. With the changing demographics of this industry, the new facility expansions in Indianapolis, Ind. and Mesa, Ariz. are an indication of the commitment that HBS has made toprovide our customers with the best overall value by having their work performed at a factory- owned service center.”
Headquartered in Wichita, the HBS network of factory-owned service centers provide professional aircraft maintenance, modification and repair at 10 service centers located in Little Rock, Ark.; Mesa, Ariz.; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Wichita, Kan.; Houston, Texas; San Antonio, Texas; Toulca, Mexico; and Chester in the United Kingdom.
HBC 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 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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