Piper Aircraft, Inc. is excited to announce and welcome Ron Gunnarson as Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Customer Support. In his role, Mr. Gunnarson will be responsible for developing and executing sales and marketing strategies to sustain Piper Aircraft's continuing growth, as well as contributing to overall product and business strategy development for the company. Beyond Sales and Marketing, Ron will work to further enhance Piper's global customer support.
"Ron's proven leadership abilities and enviable track record of successfully implementing large scale sales and marketing initiatives means that we will be ideally positioned to meet the evolving demands of the general aviation marketplace," said Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft.
Mr. Gunnarson adds, "This is an incredibly exciting time to be at Piper Aircraft. The strength of the business - and the momentum that we are beginning to see in the market indicates that we have the opportunity to expand our business. I am excited to assume these responsibilities to bring Piper Aircraft to the next level of growth."
A leader in aviation for nearly 28 years, Mr. Gunnarson brings a broad range of experience to his new position at Piper Aircraft. Most recently Ron acted as the Vice President of Marketing at Textron Aviation where he was responsible for strategic brand development, product positioning and tactical execution for all global marketing efforts. In addition to Ron's role at Textron Aviation, he has held significant positions in marketing for brands that include Beechcraft, Hawker, and Travel Air. He has extensive experience in global customer support and is an accomplished pilot with over 2800 hours of flight time and type ratings in the MU300/BE400 and BE300. Ron received his B.S. in Aeronautical Studies and a B.A. in Communications/Public Relations from the University of North Dakota.