February 12, 2013
Cirrus Aircraft Announces Key Promotions to Drive Global Sales, Customer Support and Manufacturing Operations
By Calvin Azuri
Cirrus Aircraft recently announced four key promotions within its organizational structure to drive global sales, customer support and manufacturing operations in Duluth.
In a statement, Todd Simmons, EVP, Sales, Marketing and Customer Support, said that, "These appointments add experienced senior leadership to the global Sales and Customer Support teams at Cirrus with some of the strongest talent we have ever had. The same is true in manufacturing operations and supply chain, as new senior leadership will have a positive impact on SR-Series production aircraft and on preparing for production of the Vision SF50 personal Jet. Cirrus owners, customers, and partners around the globe can look forward to working with Tom, Adam, Gary, and Rick and to the contributions that they will make at Cirrus Aircraft."
Tom Arnold will take over as VP of Aircraft Sales and will be heading the Cirrus global sales team. He will be responsible for pushing business strategy and performance of retail aircraft sales across the globe. Prior to joining Cirrus as director of North American Sales, Tom headed leading positions in a number of Fortune 1000 and start-up companies. With more than 4,400 flight hours to his credit, Tom has flown many different types of aircrafts ranging from singles to twins, piston to turbine, land and amphibious in addition to having owned them.
Tom Arnold said that, "I look forward to the opportunity to lead this very talented worldwide team of Cirrus Regional Directors and the International Sales Centers. My experience with the North America sales team will translate to other markets as we seek to expand our sales programs and continue to grow the Cirrus Aircraft ownership base."
Jon Dauplaise will continue to head Cirrus Aircraft worldwide institutional sales as VP of Fleet and Special Use Aircraft Sales, while Adam Hahn will take over as Regional Director, Europe. In his new appointment, Adam will report directly to the VP of Aircraft Sales.
Among other key promotions announced by the company was that of Gary Poelma who will take over as VP, Customer Service and Support and the promotion of Rick Hollander who will take over as VP, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.
Edited by Brooke Neuman