50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

Piper appoints veteran industry executive Drew McEwen to vice president, international and direct sales

Download: Printable PDF Date: 23 Jan 2017 14:12 categories:
Publisher:
Piper appoints veteran industry executive Drew McEwen to vice president, international and direct sales - Personalities publisher
Krista Kuznecova
Country: United States Aircraft: Airplanes

Piper Aircraft Inc. has appointed General Aviation industry veteran, Drew McEwen, to Vice President International and Direct Sales, where he will lead Piper Aircraft’s global, and factory direct sales efforts focused on growing its trainer business and the international distribution network for the Company. Additionally, Drew will oversee the factory direct sales team for fleet, trainer, and special mission aircraft sales. He will report to Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support Ron Gunnarson.

“Drew’s sales experience and knowledge of the market are invaluable to Piper Aircraft. He has held a wide range of leadership positions with multiple OEMs across a wide spectrum of sales disciplines including whole aircraft, fractional ownership, parts and service sales and customer support. His background is ideal for Piper’s growth initiatives and will help us continue to gain market share across our entire product line,” said Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, Ron Gunnarson.

McEwen joined Piper in 2010 as Director of Sales, Americas and was promoted to the executive team in 2011 as Head of Global Sales and Business Development and then appointed to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing in 2013. His industry experience includes more than 30 years of leadership in a number of key general aviation sales and marketing and customer support areas.

McEwen is a pilot with over 2,000 flight hours along with twin and instrument ratings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University. He has also studied at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, with focus on sales and marketing strategies, professional sales skills and concepts of management.

See original image



Loading comments for Piper appoints veteran industry executive Drew McEwen to vice president, international and direct sales...


Recommended

XTI Aircraft on Schedule with Development of Flying Prototype

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced it is on schedule and on budget as it completes the ducts and fans for its 60% scale flying prototype of the TriFan 600 aircraft and moves toward...

Kopter receives Design Organization Approval from EASA

Kopter Group AG received from EASA the certificate granting the Design Organization Approval (DOA).  This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Design Organization. It is attesting...

Garmin introduces revolutionary GFC 600H helicopter flight control system

The Garmin GFC™ 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators is a breakthrough in cost-effective technology that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. G...

AL172 Simulator successfully installed at BANYUWANGI Pilot School

Alsim is very pleased to announce that an AL172 simulator has been installed at the Banyuwangi Pilot School, East Java, Indonesia. The school signed for it at the end of last year. Dedi...