Cessna expands sales leadership
Cessna Aircraft has announced
it is expanding the structure of its sales leadership team.
“As the worldwide financial and economic markets recover, companies and
businesses need to be nimble and responsive. Our full range of business and
general aviation solutions provide the ability to meet their travel needs
quickly and efficiently,” said Scott Ernest, Cessna president and chief
executive. “In addition, specific emerging markets such as China, have
tremendous potential for our family of light and midsize jets and propeller
products. We are positioning our sales team to be more agile and responsive to
the demands of our customers in every market around the world.”
Tim White has been appointed senior vice president-the Americas. A
19-year veteran of the business aviation industry, White has spent the past 14
years in with Cessna in progressively more responsible positions with the sales
organization. White will oversee sales activity in North, Central and South
America and will be based in Wichita.
Kriya Shortt has been promoted to vice president, sales for EMA (Europe, Middle
East and Africa). With 15 years experience
with Cessna’s sales and customer service groups, he will be based in a new
sales office located in Geneva.
Bill Harris has been named vice president, sales for Asia
and Asia Pacific. In his 14 years with Cessna, he has held several key roles at
Cessna, including beginning his Cessna career as manager of single-engine sales
in Asia, Middle East and Africa.
White, Shortt and Harris will report directly to Ernest.