Boisture new boss at Hawker BeechcraftBill Boisture new boss at Hawker Beechcraft
Neuer Chef für Geschäftsreiseflugzeughersteller<br /> Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced its new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer W.W. (Bill) Boisture Jr.
The former president of industry-leading companies NetJets and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation brings more than 30 years of aviation experience to HBC. "Bill is the right person at exactly the right time," said Sanjeev Mehra, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hawker Beechcraft Inc. "His proven ability to drive customer satisfaction and value has never been more important than in this challenging economic environment."
Boisture succeeds Jim Schuster, who announced his retirement in November. "We thank Jim for his service and contributions to HBC during his nearly eight years as CEO," said Mehra. "During his tenure, the company achieved a record order backlog, certified more new models than any other general aviation company and delivered the first Hawker 4000 - HBC's flagship aircraft and the world's first composite super-midsize business jet. We wish Jim all the best in his retirement."