Piper Aircraft, Inc., has named Drew McEwen director of sales, Americas. McEwen joins Piper after a 28-year career at Hawker Beechcraft Corp. and leads Piper’s Regional Office in Vero Beach, working with dealers and agents throughout the Americas.
“Drew’s mission is to maximize long-term Piper sales and help dealers and the dealer network achieve success,” said Piper Executive Vice President Randy Groom. “He will work to ensure that Piper has strong representation throughout the Americas and will recruit dealers and agents in strategic areas.”
McEwen is 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. Among his roles were vice president of sales for Hawker Beechcraft Services, vice president of Executive Beechcraft Sales, vice president of Product Support, vice president of Aircraft Charter/Management, vice president of Aftermarket Sales/Marketing, and vice president of Sales and Marketing for Beechcraft’s fractional aircraft ownership company.
McEwen is a pilot with 1,900 flight hours along with twin and instrument ratings. He earned a bachelor’s in communication from Arizona State University. He also has studied at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia.
In addition to focusing on sales in the Americas, Piper Aircraft will expand its global sales presence in 2010 by adding a sales office in Europe for the Europe/Middle East/Africa regions. The company also will expand its sales office in Brunei, which supports the Asia/Pacific region.
Piper Aircraft Inc., headquartered in Vero Beach, Florida, manufactures nine models of single-engine and twin-engine trainer, personal and business aircraft. For more information: Piper.com