WICHITA, Kan. (May 14, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the appointment of Rod Holter as vice president and general manager, Aircraft Manufacturing. In this role, Holter leads HBC’s manufacturing operations in Wichita’s Plant I and Plant III, as well as the Salina and Mexico facilities.
Holter brings more than 30 years of leadership, managerial and technical experience in operations. He comes to HBC from Cessna, most recently serving as vice president for the Mustang, Single Engine and Outlying Facilities. Prior to that, he was vice president of Operations for Eclipse Aviation. Holter also previously worked as a manufacturing engineer for Piper Aircraft.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational management and leadership from Friends University. He is a private pilot and Six Sigma Green Belt certified.
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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