GENEVA, Switzerland (May 18, 2011) – With its continued focus on international growth markets, Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced that it has made two new appointments in its global sales team in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. The following individuals will be strategically positioned in the region and focus on the company’s Hawker jet sales, which is led by Scott Plumb, vice president, Jet Sales EMEA.
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Usman Mastan, regional sales director, Middle East and North Africa. Based in Dubai, Mastan will be responsible for Hawker jet sales within the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Yemen, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, Pakistan, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco. Mastan has more than 12 years of experience in the industry. Most recently he served as director of Aircraft Sales at Empire Aviation Group, an HBC dealer representative. There he worked closely with HBC to promote and sell Hawker and Beechcraft products in the Middle East. His additional experience includes sales and engineering roles at CAE Aviation Training International and Honeywell International.
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Anatoly Parkhomchuk, regional sales director, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Parkhomchuk will be based in Moscow and be responsible for Hawker jet sales in Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Israel. Parkhomchuk has an extensive background in luxury sales, including his most recent role as business development manager at Ocean Sky Aviation in London. In this role, he was responsible for development of the company’s sales into Russia and the CIS.
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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