Duluth, Minn. (23 September 2014) Today Cirrus Aircraft announced the appointment of two customer team executives that reinforce the company’s leadership depth and further position the enterprise for global growth.
Ben Kowalski has joined Cirrus Aircraft as Vice President of Marketing, and will be responsible for developing marketing, branding, communication and distribution strategies to support the company’s strategic growth plan, including activities around the launch of the Vision SF50 jet in 2015. He brings more than 15 years of experience leading initiatives in sales, marketing, operations and training for both regional and global companies.
Prior to Cirrus, Ben held key roles in Garmin’s aviation business segment, most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing for worldwide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and military and government markets. Ben holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master of business administration from the University of Illinois.
Passionate about flying, Ben is an active instrument-rated commercial pilot holding single and multiengine flight instructor ratings. Also a CFII, he has accumulated more than 3,000 flight hours in aircraft ranging from business jets to amateur-built aircraft.
Cirrus has also appointed David Moser as the new Vice President of Fleet and Special Mission Sales. In this role, David will oversee the Cirrus fleet and special mission platforms sales team responsible for delivering the most innovative, capable and flexible solutions to customers around the world.
David’s aviation career began at Diamond Aircraft where he was Director of Fleet Sales. He then founded Flightline Solutions, LLC, where he represented Cirrus Aircraft and other products and services for the flight training market. Previously, he held several key positions with leading high-technology companies, including General Electric, GTE, Sun Microsystems and Advanced Energy.
David is an active instrument-rated commercial pilot and holds CFII and MEI flight instructor ratings. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Kansas, a master of business administration in finance from Loyola University of Chicago and a master of aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
“Ben and David bring additional depth and breadth to an already talented executive leadership team at Cirrus” said Todd Simmons, Cirrus Aircraft Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer. “They bring a wealth of aviation experience combined with their personal passion for flight. That, plus their creative and compass thinking about how to lead Cirrus forward through our unique core values of ‘customer first’, flight safety, product innovation and aircraft performance make for compelling new additions in capability at Cirrus Aircraft.“
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ABOUT CIRRUS AIRCRAFT
Cirrus Aircraft is a recognized leader in general aviation. Its all-composite line of personal aircraft – the SR20, SR22 and the turbocharged SR22T – incorporate innovative and advanced performance, electronic and safety technologies, including Cirrus Perspective™ by Garmin® avionics and the unique Cirrus Airframe Parachute System™ (CAPS). To date, total time on the worldwide Cirrus Aircraft SR-series fleet surpassed six million flight hours with 95 lives saved as a direct result of CAPS being a standard safety feature on all Cirrus aircraft. The Cirrus Vision SF50 jet, with over 550 production positions reserved, will provide a new personal and regional business transportation solution: the personal jet. All Cirrus aircraft are made in the U.S. with a direct sales force in North America and authorized sales centers covering export markets in 60 countries around the world. Cirrus Aircraft is wholly owned by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft Co., Ltd. (CAIGA). For additional information on Cirrus and its products please visit cirrusaircraft.com.
CONTACT: Todd Simmons, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer +1.218.788.3302