Piper Names Sales Director for Europe, Middle East and Africa

VERO BEACH, Fla., Oct. 5, 2010 — Piper Aircraft Inc. has named experienced international sales executive Enrico Evers as director of Sales for Europe, Middle East and Africa. He will work with Piper dealers and agents throughout those regions of the world from his office at Lelystad Airport, near Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

“Enrico will be developing long-term Piper sales and assisting the dealer network,” said Piper Executive Vice President Randy Groom. “He will work to ensure that Piper has strong representation throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa by developing relations with and recruiting dealers and agents in this important part of the world.”

Two Decades of Aviation Sales Experience

Evers has more than 20 years of aviation experience and has been involved in aircraft sales activity involving a number of aircraft models, including Lancair, Beechcraft and Cessna in addition to a period working for Piper Germany. He has also been responsible for fleet operations involving Falcon Jets. In addition, he writes for Piloot & Vliegtuig, a large aviation magazine distributed in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Groom said Evers brings a passion for aviation and successful general aviation sales experience to Piper Aircraft. Evers holds a FAA PPL Single and Multi Engine Land, IFR and a European JAR/FCL SEP including CRI (Class Rating Instructor) and TMG (Touring Motor Glider). He has also completed Beech King Air B200 training at FlightSafety. Evers studied commercial economics at Hanse College in the Netherlands.

Part of Global Expansion

In addition to establishing a sales office in Europe for the Europe/Middle East/Africa regions, Piper Aircraft has expanded its global sales presence. It recently created a sales office for the Americas based in Vero Beach and strengthened its sales office in Brunei by locating the global fleet sales director in the office responsible for the Asia/Pacific region.

About Piper Aircraft

Piper Aircraft Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Fla. A global force in aviation, Piper offers nine efficient models of single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. Piper Aircraft designs, manufactures, sells and supports the strongest and broadest single-engine product line in the industry, from high-performance pistons to turboprops to the world’s most fuel-efficient seven-person business jet, the PiperJet. With economical acquisition and operating costs, Piper airplanes deliver the best values available today and into the future. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.