Cirrus Aircraft has promoted Todd Simmons to Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing.
In his new role, Simmons is responsible for managing the Cirrus Aircraft brand globally and for all sales and marketing activities. The new global responsibilities coincide with the recent acquisition of Cirrus by China Aviation Industry General Aircraft (CAIGA), said Brent Wouters, Cirrus President and Chief Executive Officer.
“With the CAIGA merger complete, Cirrus is in a unique and enviable position to change our growth trajectory as we come out of a challenging few years,” Wouters said. “Todd’s appointment is a key step in realigning existing resources and making new investments in our worldwide sales and marketing organization to better serve current and future Cirrus Aircraft owners and to support new products and services we have in development.”
Simmons joined Cirrus in early 2008 as Vice President of Marketing and during his tenure has led a number of growth initiatives aimed at both the current owner community and at new segments. In spite of challenging overall economic conditions during these efforts, the SR22 remains the best-selling four-seat aircraft in the world and its worldwide market share has grown to an all-time high, company officials said.
With more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and business leadership, Simmons has held positions in marketing development, international marketing communications and revenue management at a range of companies from boutique firms to Fortune 500 companies. His aviation experience includes work at Delta Air Lines and at CubCrafters where he led sales and marketing efforts and later presided over the company. He holds a Bachelor’s of Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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