VERO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 7, 2012 - Piper Aircraft Inc. named Jeremy Prost, a veteran of aviation in China, as the company's sales manager for Asia. With a focus of developing Piper sales in China, Prost will be based in Beijing and report to Piper Director of Global Fleet Sales Chuck Glass.
"With his extensive aerospace experience in China, Jeremy Prost is an expert at developing general aviation business in that country. His appointment is a key part of Piper's strategy to widen our footprint around the world and to focus on the potential represented in China," said Glass.
Prior to joining the Piper sales team, Prost was head of the Beijing office for Diamond Aircraft following increasingly responsible positions in sales and customer support with that company and BinAo Aircraft, its manufacturing partner in China. He has considerable experience in fleet training sales, which will be particularly important as the Chinese aviation and aerospace market grows. He also has experience with the World Trading and Gold Sea International Trading Company.
Prost has completed intensive studies of intermediate and Business Chinese at Jinan University, Guangzhou, and basic Chinese at Shanghai University. He has also completed graduate studies in business at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Montpellier, France, and he holds a bachelor of arts from the University of Wolverhampton in England. He also studied business at Claude Bernard, Villefranche sur Saône, France. He is fluent in Chinese, English and his native French.
Part of Global Expansion
Prost's appointment is a key element in Piper's ongoing globalization initiatives that have led to stronger sales and increased dealer representation throughout the world. The company has recently made multiple fleet sales for new aircraft in Asia.
About Piper Aircraft
Piper Aircraft, Inc. is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida. A global force in aviation, Piper is an investment of the Ministry of Finance of the Government of Brunei. The company offers efficient single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. With economical acquisition and operating costs, Piper airplanes deliver the best value available today and into the future. Piper is a member of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
As the company firmly level-loaded increased aircraft production and deliveries, it continued to globally expand its dealer network.
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