Piper Executive Vice President Randy Groom will be the featured guest speaker at the regular bimonthly meeting of the Atlanta Aero Club scheduled for Dec. 9.
Groom joined Piper Aircraft in June as Executive Vice President, after serving as founder and president of Groom Aviation. His aviation experience includes senior executive positions with Hawker Beechcraft Corp. (formerly Raytheon Aircraft Company), where he held positions of increasing responsibility, including President of Global Customer Service and Support and President of Beechcraft.
Groom also held several senior sales and executive positions with Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation, Inc. culminating in his appointment as Senior Vice President after serving as Vice President of Aircraft Sales and in other management positions for Piedmont Hawthorne Aviation/Piedmont Aviation Services.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University with a B.S. and M.B.A. in Marketing, Groom is an instrument-rated commercial pilot and has logged more than 10,000 hours in his 40 years of flying – 18 of those years as an aircraft owner. Groom worked his way through college as a flight instructor and charter pilot and was one of the youngest flight instructors for the U.S. Air Force at age 19.
The meeting is scheduled for noon on Dec. 9 in the Grand Ballroom of the Capital City Club, 7 Harris St., downtown Atlanta. The cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members and includes lunch. Reservations can be made by calling 800-878-7555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Atlanta Aero Club was founded in 1984 by Lockheed Aircraft Company executives and is one of the oldest continuous operating aviation clubs in the US. With nearly 250 members, the Atlanta Aero Club has operated as a chapter of the National Aeronautics Association (NAA) since its inception. Recently, the Atlanta Aero Club took a leadership position, along with the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association (AOPA), in developing a Georgia State Proclamation declaring October as the official Aviation Appreciation Month to honor the businesses and individuals who contribute to the State’s and Nation’s large aviation industry. The Proclamation was signed into effect by Georgia Governor Sonny Purdue. For more information: AtlantaAeroClub.org