WICHITA, Kan. (May 2, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the appointment of Mike Turner as senior product marketing manager, Global Customer Support. In his position, Turner is responsible for all elements of customer support marketing worldwide, including Hawker Beechcraft Services, Hawker Beechcraft Parts & Distribution (HBP&D), Support Plus, Technical Support and additional aftermarket programs.
Turner joins HBC from StandardAero in Tempe, Ariz., where he served as director of Marketing and Corporate Communications for the international maintenance, repair and overhaul organization. Prior to StandardAero, he was the senior manager of Public Relations for HBC from 2005 through 2007. Additional experience includes marketing, branding and public relations roles with Sullivan Higdon & Sink in Wichita and Elliott Aviation in Illinois. Turner also worked in new and used aircraft sales for Elliott Aviation.
Turner holds two bachelor’s degrees from the University of Nebraska, as well as a master’s degree in public administration. He is also a commercial instrument pilot.
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.