WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 27, 2012) – Hawker Beechcraft Defense Company (HBDC) announces that Jim Maslowski, president, will retire from his positions with Hawker Beechcraft on Jan. 31, 2012. Upon retirement, Maslowski will continue as a consultant to HBDC and its business development efforts with the title of Vice Chairman, HBDC.
“Jim was instrumental in establishing the T-6 in international markets, launching the upgraded T-6B, and taking the concept of the AT-6 and making it a reality,” said Bill Boisture, Hawker Beechcraft chairman and CEO. “We are pleased to have his continued involvement in our T-6 and AT-6 programs moving forward and wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”
Prior to joining Hawker Beechcraft, Maslowski served in vice president roles at Raytheon Missile Systems and L-3 Communications Integrated Systems. He retired as a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, where he served as Director, Navy International Programs Office, and was responsible for Department of the Navy international programs. During his naval career, Maslowski held high-level executive and commanding officer positions and also served as a member of the U.S. Navy’s flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels. He is highly decorated for his service in peacetime and during four combat deployments earning the Legion of Merit with six Gold Stars and 16 Strike/Flight Air Medals.
“We have been honored to have a patriot among us,” Boisture said.
Boisture will take over as acting president, HBDC, on an interim basis until a replacement is named.
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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