WICHITA, Kan. (July 17, 2013) – Beechcraft Corporation today announced the appointment of Jim Grant as senior vice president of Military Programs. In this role, Grant is responsible for the new business initiatives of the company’s three military organizations – Trainer/Attack, Special Mission and Global Mission Support.
Grant brings a wide range of experience within the aerospace and defense industry. A former Command Pilot with the United States Air Force (USAF), he has more than 5,000 hours flight hours in a variety of combat aircraft. His assignments included command and senior staff positions at Headquarters Air Force, Wing and Squadron level.
Following his retirement from the Air Force in 1995, Grant was hired by Lockheed Martin where he held a number of leadership positions with the company throughout the past 17 years. Most recently he served as vice president of New Business. His responsibilities included domestic and international pursuit and capture of new orders for the company’s Air Mobility, Special Operations Forces and Maritime lines of business.
Grant earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama and a master’s from Pepperdine University. He graduated from the U.S. Army War College and the USAF War College, as well as the Executive Development Program of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University.