WICHITA, Kan. (July 23, 2009) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) has appointed Shawn Vick as its Executive Vice President. Vick is responsible for leading the integration of marketing and sales, as well as further development of the company’s brand strategy and standard product definitions and offerings.
“Shawn has extensive experience in both domestic and international sales and marketing,” said Bill Boisture, Hawker Beechcraft Chairman and CEO. “He is a proven leader who brings a results-focused approach to the company. I am pleased to have him join us at Hawker Beechcraft.”
Vick held previous leadership positions at British Aerospace, Gulfstream, Bombardier Aerospace and Landmark Aviation. He has led large organizations in the airframe manufacturing, maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), fixed base operations (FBO), and charter and management sectors of the general aviation industry. Vick most recently served as President and CEO of Landmark Aviation, which includes businesses in the FBO, aircraft charter, MRO and aircraft sales segments. He also has been a partner and advisor to various private equity organizations.
Vick is a private pilot and earned his bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
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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