WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 5, 2010) – Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) today announced the appointment of Keith Nadolski as president, The Americas Turboprop and Piston Aircraft Sales. In this role, Nadolski will oversee all King Air, Baron and Bonanza sales activities in North, Central and South America, reporting to Shawn Vick, HBC executive vice president.
“Keith has come full circle with this company, getting his early start at Beech Aircraft Corporation and now bringing years of knowledge and experience back to the company,” Vick said. “He will be a key leader in the Sales organization as we continue enhancing our turboprop and piston aircraft lineup, which includes bringing to market this year the new King Air 350i and King Air C90GTx, as well as the 50th anniversary Baron model.”
Nadolski has 28 years of experience in business aviation. He was previously with Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation for 11 years where he held a variety of senior sales leadership and customer account management positions, most recently as Division Vice President for Aircraft Sales – Eastern North America. In addition, Nadolski held several senior sales positions at Beech Aircraft Corporation and later Raytheon Aircraft Company.
Nadolski began his aviation career as a Midshipman at the United States Naval Academy. Following graduation, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps and received his wings as a Naval Aviator in 1973. He subsequently compiled more than 2200 hours of flight time in the Douglas A4 Skyhawk before retiring from the Marine Corps Reserve with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Nadolski remains an active pilot with more than 8600 hours total time and 6200 hours pilot in command time at the controls of King Air, Baron and Bonanza aircraft. He also holds an FAA type rating in the King Air 350 series aircraft.
In addition to his professional responsibilities, Nadolski serves as director and treasurer for the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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.