Sean McGeough joins Nextant Aerospace
Nextant Aerospace has announced the appointment of senior aviation executive Sean McGeough as president. McGeough, who previously led Hawker Beechcraft Corporation’s international operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific will concentrate on developing strategies that will allow Nextant to achieve even greater global market penetration and sustained growth for the Nextant 400XT.
“During the past year, Nextant successfully transitioned from developing a concept aircraft to becoming a world-class maker of business jets, and we enter 2013 with industry-leading momentum in sales,” said Kenn Ricci, Nextant Aerospace’s founder and chief executive officer and principal of Directional Aviation Capital, which owns respected industry names such as Nextant, Flight Options, Sojourn Aviation and Constant Aviation. “Sean McGeough has a proven track record of growing sales both domestically and around the world, and his years of working with leading original equipment manufacturers and extensive international network will help to further cement Nextant’s footprint across the globe.”
Since late 2011, Nextant has closed more than $100 million in sales and delivered 25 Nextant 400XTs to buyers on four continents. The firm currently has a sales backlog valued in excess of $175 million, and has responded to increasing demand for its aircraft by expanding its capacity with a new remanufacturing facility in Cleveland, Ohio.
“The Nextant 400XT is one of the world’s most innovative and cost-effective business jets and incorporates a complete new aircraft purchase experience that is changing how buyers all over the globe think of aviation purchases,” said McGeough. “I’m proud to join such a forward-looking organization, and look forward to contributing to its extraordinary growth in the coming years.”
McGeough most recently served as president, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific for Hawker Beechcraft. Previously, he had served as the company’s vice president of International Sales, among several roles of increasing sales responsibility he held since joining the company in 1999.
McGeough holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Florida Institute of Technology. He is a licensed air transport pilot and is rated on aircraft including the Beechjet 400A/XP which provides the airframe for the Nextant 400XT.