Lancair International Inc. is pleased to announce that Thomas A. Bowen has joined their Management team as Chief Operating Officer. Effective July 20, 2009, Tom will be reporting to Joseph Bartels, President and CEO of Lancair. Mr. Bowen’s responsibilities will center on managing company operations including identifying future product opportunities, product positioning, and growing the company through the development of innovative products like the newly announced Evolution family of Lancair aircraft. With a proven track record of both technical and business successes, Tom Bowen brings to Lancair International over 30 years of aviation engineering and management experience.
Previous to joining Lancair International Mr. Bowen was the Vice President of Engineering and Strategic Programs for the former Columbia Aircraft Company. His responsibilities included strategic market and competitive analysis of the company’s products and the development of technology which became the company’s road map for market expansion. Tom’s incremental product improvements resulted in the final specification, design and certification of the company’s most successful model to date, the Columbia 400, now known as the Cessna Corvalis. This aircraft represents the highest performance and evolution of composite materials and integrated systems technology available today in certified general aviation aircraft.
Lancair International Inc, founded in 1984, is celebrating its 25th year selling the world’s most successful high performance piston and turbine kit aircraft. They offer a selection of seven aircraft as Fastbuild kits: The Lancair Legacy Fixed Gear, Lancair Legacy, Lancair ES, Lancair ES-P, Lancair IV, Lancair IV-P, and the Lancair Evolution. To date, the company has delivered over 2,000 kits. As testimony to their quality and design, Lancair aircraft have set a number of world speed records and have dominated the Sports Class at the Reno Air Races for several years. For more information on Lancair International Inc., visit www.lancair.com or call (541) 923-2244.