WICHITA, Kan. (March 17, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the recent appointment of Jim Noonan as vice president, Business Operations. In this role, Noonan leads commercial contracts and sales support in coordinating and enhancing the sales process and customer experience for the company.
“Jim brings an extensive background in finance, business development, contracting, marketing and sales to Hawker Beechcraft,” said Shawn Vick, executive vice president. “His experience will be instrumental in enhancing our business and sales operations.”
Most recently, Noonan was vice president of Sales Operations for StandardAero, formerly known as Garrett Aviation. Prior to StandardAero, Noonan served as the director of Finance at McLeodUSA, Inc. He also was a business solution sales manager for ONI Systems Corp., a business development manager and finance manager for the Oracle Corporation, and a manager and analyst for Citigroup.
Noonan received a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Loyola 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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