WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 4, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the appointment of Richard W. Emery II as president, The Americas Jet Sales. In this role, Emery will oversee all commercial jet aircraft sales activities in North, Central and South America, reporting to Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice president.
Richard is a welcome addition to the HBC sales leadership team,” Vick said. “His industry knowledge and demonstrated sales leadership will be instrumental in establishing new markets and growing the business in North, Central and South America.”
Emery has 20 years of experience in the marketing and sales of business jet aircraft and services. Prior to HBC, he was with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation as Vice President of New Business for the Western and Eastern Regions and, most recently, as Vice President of Sales for the Central Region. Prior to that, Emery held positions at Bombardier Aerospace and K-C Aviation.
Emery received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Texas. He is a licensed pilot and holds leadership and board positions for several medical, educational and non-profit organizations.
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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