Beechcraft appoints two US sales directors


John Kearns and Patrick O’Connell will move from other sections of Beechcraft to take on sales roles.

Beechcraft Corporation has appointed two US regional sales directors. John Kearns will take over as regional sales director for the Central and West Texas region, while Patrick O’Connell will cover the Upper Midwest region as regional sales director. 

Kearns, formerly a sales distributor at Tulsa Beechcraft for 15 years, brings to his role in-depth regional knowledge. He has a bachelor’s degree in aviation management from Oklahoma State University, and he also completed the Spartan School of Aeronautics Professional Pilot Program.

O’Connell has been a demonstration pilot for Beechcraft for the last six years and will manage Beechcraft sales for a territory that includes Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. He has a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.