The Board of Directors of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. announced today that it appointed Robert S. “Steve” Miller as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, effective Feb. 7. Bill Boisture, formerly Chief Executive Officer of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc., will remain as Chairman of its operating subsidiary Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.
“Hawker Beechcraft is a great company with iconic brands and dedicated employees. I’m honored to join and to help this company navigate through the challenges of the current general aviation market,” said Miller, CEO of Hawker Beechcraft, Inc. “With its inherently strong products, people and history, Hawker Beechcraft will remain an important presence in the aviation industry.”
“The Board of Directors is grateful to Bill for the work done to reposition Hawker Beechcraft, especially its manufacturing, customer support, and sales and marketing operations,” Miller added. “I appreciate Bill’s continued dedication to the success of Hawker Beechcraft and look forward to working with him.”
Miller has had a long and successful history in the automotive, steel and waste management industries. He is currently Chairman of the Board of AIG and a director of Symantec and has previously served on the board of directors of more than one dozen companies. Miller earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Stanford University and his law degree from Harvard Law School.
Hawker Beechcraft, Inc., the parent company of Hawker Beechcraft Corporation, is a world-leading manufacturer of business, special mission, light attack and trainer aircraft – designing, marketing and supporting aviation products and services for businesses, governments and individuals worldwide. The company’s headquarters and major facilities are located in Wichita, Kan., with operations in Salina, Kan.; Little Rock, Ark.; Chester, England, U.K.; and Chihuahua, Mexico. The company leads the industry with a global network of more than 100 factory-owned and authorized service centers. For more information, visit www.hawkerbeechcraft.com.