April 2, 2013, Addison, TX… KING AEROSPACE, Inc. (KAI) has hired Gary B. Simpson as Vice President of Business Development. Gary’s contributions will include leading the business development team in securing prime and sub government contracts.
“We are blessed to have someone such as Gary join our organization whose entire life has reflected his service to God, Country and Family,” said Founder and Chairman Jerry King. “He is a wealth of knowledge in the unique marketing to government agencies and I am confident he will make a difference at KING AEROSPACE.”
Gary retired from the United States Marine Corps at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. While in the Marines, he was selected to serve as Presidential Helicopter Command Pilot for President Ronald Reagan. After retiring from the Marines, he worked for Bell Helicopter as Director of US Government and International Business Development for several years.
Gary held the position of Vice President of Business Development (EO/IR) Group at the large defense contractor L3 dealing with special mission aircraft equipment. Prior to joining KING AEROSPACE, he held the position of Senior Director of Business Development at DynCorp for five years, where the focus was on providing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services to government and military agencies. Gary is familiar with the creation of strategic roadmaps and business pipelines.
Gary Simpson stated, “I am excited to be a part of KING AEROSPACE. The company’s guiding principles and dedication to the customer are inspiring. I look forward to being a key contributor to our continued success.”
About KING AEROSPACE
KING AEROSPACE, Inc. (KAI) provides specialized government and military aviation services including program management, design, engineering, fabrication, installation, testing, maintenance, modification and operation of special mission equipment and aircraft on a global basis. KING AEROSPACE Commercial Corporation (KACC) is a sister company specializing in maintenance, modification, completion, refurbishment and paint of large VIP aircraft. Ph: 972-248-4886, www.kingaerospace.com.
Soret will direct King’s large aircraft completions & mod efforts.
Jim Thompson has been appointed general manager and Buddy Tobin senior project manager.