Piper names two top execs

Piper Aircraft Inc. named two executives to lead the company’s sales, customer support and marketing programs.

Drew McEwen has been named Head of Global Sales and Business Development, responsible for the company’s worldwide dealer network, regional sales directors and global fleet sales. Previously he was Director of Sales, Americas.

Veteran Piper executive Lisa Giessert will become Head of Sales Administration and Customer Support, responsible for Sales Administration, Marketing, Customer Support and Aftermarket Business. She previously served in a series of increasingly responsible roles in support of Piper sales activities throughout the world.

McEwen joined Piper in 2010 to lead the company’s expansion of the dealer network in the Americas. Previously he was a long-time sales executive with Hawker Beechcraft Corp., where he was the highest single sales producer in Beechcraft history, selling more than $1 billion in aircraft. He held a number of senior sales and marketing positions during his years with that company. McEwen is a pilot with 1,900 flight hours with twin and instrument ratings. He earned a bachelor’s in communication from Arizona State University.

Giessert began her aviation career at Piper nearly 20 years ago and has risen steadily through the ranks to become a member of senior management. She served in a variety of management roles to include Executive Assistant, Executive Office Manager, Contracts Coordinator, Warranty Manager, Parts Administration Director, Dealer Development Manager and Sales/Contracts Administration Director. Prior to Piper Aircraft her professional experience was primarily focused in real estate management and land development. She received a master of business administration and a bachelor of science in business professional management from Nova Southeastern University.

Piper Aircraft is headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida.

For more information: Piper.com

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