Greenwich AeroGroup Names General Manager of Summit Aviation

It has named Ralph Kunz as General Manager of Summit Aviation.


MIDDLETOWN, Del., June 21, 2012 – Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. announced today that it has named Ralph Kunz as General Manager of Summit Aviation.

Kunz has more than twenty years of aerospace operations experience with expertise in streamlining production, aftermarket services, enhancing quality and improving customer satisfaction.  Kunz will be responsible for the overall operations at Summit’s Middletown, Delaware and Somerset, Kentucky facilities. 

Kunz gained his business expertise by being part or the senior leadership of companies such as Keystone/Sikorsky Helicopters, Vector Aerospace and Parker Hannifin.  Kunz most recently served as vice president of operations for Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC).  He has a master’s in business administration from Marshall School of Business and a bachelor’s of science engineering from California State Polytechnic University.

“We are delighted to welcome Ralph to the leadership team of Summit Aviation,” said President and CEO of Greenwich AeroGroup Jim Ziegler.  “His operational experience and background are a perfect fit to lead the customer service, operational and growth initiatives of the company.” 

Kunz stands in lieu of president of Summit Aviation Bob Fitzpatrick who is leaving the company to pursue a new opportunity. Fitzpatrick was instrumental in growing the service portfolio of Summit Aviation and the execution of the recent 78,000 square-foot campus expansion in Middletown, Delaware.

About Summit Aviation

Summit offers aircraft and engine maintenance and modification services on Bell, Eurocopter, Sikorsky, Boeing and MD helicopters as well as on Pilatus, Cessna, Beechcraft King Airs, Beechjets and other light jet model aircraft. The company also provides engine maintenance and support to its customers which include Pratt & Whitney, Turbomeca, and others. The Somerset Kentucky facility, Summit’s Manufacturing Center, offers new dynamic manufacture, assembly and testing along with aerostructures manufacturing and assembly. For more information visit www.summit-aviation.com

About Greenwich AeroGroup
Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc., owns and operates providers of general, commercial, government and military aviation services including: maintenance, avionics and interior refurbishments; fixed base operations; aircraft sales, charter and management; manufacturing and engineering; component repair and overhaul; parts distribution and financial services. Current locations include: Atlantic Aero, Inc., located at Piedmont-Triad International Airport in Greensboro, N.C.; Western Aircraft, Inc., located at Gowen Field in Boise, Idaho; Summit Aviation, Inc., located at Summit Airport in Middletown, Del.; DAC International, Inc., located in Austin, Texas; Matrix Aviation, Inc., located in Wichita, Kan.; Professional Aviation Associates, Inc., located in Atlanta, Ga.; Professional Aircraft Accessories, Inc., located in Titusville, Fla.; NASAM, Inc., located in San Francisco, Calif., and GCCUS Inc. located in Aptos, Calif. Additionally, Greenwich AeroGroup owns an interest in Helivia Aero Taxi located in Rio de Janerio. News and information are available at www.greenwichaerogroup.com.

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