Drew McEwen Will Work With Dealers Throughout North And South
Piper, which recently shook up its
top executive ranks, has named successful aircraft sales executive
Drew McEwen as Director of Sales, Americas. McEwen joins Piper
after a 28-year career at Hawker Beechcraft 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," Piper Executive
Vice President Randy Groom said in a news release Wednesday. "He
will work to ensure that Piper has strong representation throughout
the Americas and will recruit dealers and agents in strategic
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McEwen is the highest single sales producer in Beechcraft
history, selling more than $1 billion in aircraft. He held a number
of senior and diverse 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.
Groom said McEwen brings vast experience to Piper and other
valuable assets as well. "Drew is a leader with integrity, and a
good listener who will work very hard to ensure the success of the
company and its dealers," said Groom, who worked closely with
McEwen at Hawker Beechcraft.
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 has studied sales and marketing
strategies, professional selling skills, and concepts of management
at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia. As
part of his mission, McEwen recently met with Piper dealers and
agents at AirVenture 2010 in Oshkosh and has hit the road to meet
with many Piper sales organizations.
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.