Hawker Beechcraft selects new chief
Bill Boisture Jr., former president of NetJets, Gulfstream Aerospace, and British Aerospace Corporate Jets (a forerunner to Hawker), is the new chairman and chief executive officer of Hawker Beechcraft. He takes over from current President Jim Schuster.
“Bill is the right person at exactly the right time,” said Sanjeev Mehra, managing director of Goldman Sachs and chairman of the board of directors of Hawker Beechcraft Inc. “His proven ability to drive customer satisfaction and value has never been more important than in this challenging economic environment. I am delighted to welcome Bill to HBC.”
Boisture is the former chairman and CEO of Butler Aviation. Most recently, he was the president of Intrepid Aviation, a privately held commercial aircraft lessor, and a senior advisor for aerospace at The Carlyle Group.
March 23, 2009