Todd Simmons named executive vice president, sales and marketing at Cirrus Aircraft


Company promotes Todd Simmons

Todd SimmonsCirrus Aircraft has announced
that Todd Simmons has been promoted to executive vice president, sales and marketing.
In his new role, Simmons is responsible for managing the Cirrus Aircraft brand
globally and for all sales and marketing activities for the world’s
best-selling line of high-performance personal, small business and training

“Todd is an energetic leader with a depth of experience and a proven track
record of growing the business,” said Brent Wouters, Cirrus president and
chief executive officer. “Todd’s new position and the global
responsibilities that come with it coincide with our new partnership with China
Aviation Industry General Aircraft, Co., Ltd. (CAIGA).”

Wouters continued,
“With the CAIGA merger complete, Cirrus is in a unique and enviable
position to change our growth trajectory as we come out of a challenging few
years. Todd’s appointment today is a key step in realigning existing resources
and making new investments in our worldwide sales and marketing organization to
better serve current and future Cirrus Aircraft owners and to support new
products and services we have in development.”

“I’m grateful and excited
for the opportunity to lead our global sales and marketing efforts and to
manage the most compelling brand in general aviation,” said Simmons.
“Cirrus has an unparalleled record of innovation. Our family of light
piston aircraft is the safest, highest performing and most technologically
advanced in the world today. And with the Vision Jet just around the corner, we
have the opportunity to transform personal mobility and transportation again.
As a passionate pilot and aviator, and as a marketing and sales professional,
I’m thrilled at what the future holds for Cirrus Aircraft employees, our
customers and for general aviation overall.”

Simmons joined Cirrus in early 2008 as vice president of marketing. He holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute
of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of
Chicago Booth School of Business.