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WICHITA, Kan. (Sept. 19, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the appointment of Bill Minkoff as Hawker regional sales director for the lower Northeastern United States. He will be responsible for Hawker jet sales in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, as well as certain sections of New York City. Minkoff will be based at the new Hawker Beechcraft Services facility at New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Del., which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2012.
Minkoff joins HBC with more than 30 years of experience in a variety of leadership roles within aviation companies. Most recently, he served as Vice President of Business Development at Corporate Flight Management in Smyrna, Tenn.
A former Naval aviator, Minkoff has a master’s degree in business finance from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., as well as a bachelor’s in economics from Rutgers College in New Brunswick, N.J. He also has an Aviation Safety and Security Certificate from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack 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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