Will Aid Planemaker In Delivering Quality Aircraft
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
announced Monday the addition of Henry Davis, Dean N. Jones and Ken
Rohling to its Wichita, KS headquarters.
Henry Davis joins HBC as vice president, aircraft manufacturing
and assembly. Dean Jones comes to HBC as vice president, quality
compliance and performance excellence. Ken Rohling is director of
Wichita flight completions and paint operations.
"As Hawker Beechcraft continues to build and deliver one of the
most advanced product lineups in the industry, Ken, Dean and Henry
will play integral roles in our manufacturing operations process
improvement initiatives," said George Nguyen, Hawker Beechcraft
senior vice president, operations.
"Their expertise and experience will help Hawker Beechcraft
continue to excel as a world-class aircraft manufacturer and allow
our company to stay competitive in this global marketplace."
In the newly created role of vice president, aircraft
manufacturing and assembly, Davis will be responsible for
manufacturing and assembly in Plants II, III and IV of HBC’s
Wichita facilities. His background includes numerous operations
leadership positions throughout the automotive industry, including
the Torque Control Products Division of Eaton Corporation, where he
was vice president and general manager.
Davis was also operations manager for Federal-Mogul Corporation,
plant manager for Meritor Automotive and held several managing
positions with AlliedSignal Inc. He holds a bachelor’s
degree in electrical engineering from Yale University and a
master’s in business administration from Stanford Graduate
School of Business.
Jones will also occupy a newly created position as vice
president, quality compliance and performance excellence. He is
responsible for manufacturing quality systems, compliance and
process controls, as well as Lean and Six Sigma deployments in
Jones was most recently vice president of global quality and
continuous improvement for Sauer-Danfoss, where he oversaw the
implementation of a company-wide quality improvement plan for 23
plants in 14 countries. He was also vice president of electronic
and electrical systems development for Lear Corporation, and has
served in a variety of leadership positions at United Technologies
Automotive, Rockwell International and Ford Motor Company.
An accomplished pilot, Jones is a certified flight instructor,
FAA Safety Team representative and a Civil Air Patrol pilot. He
holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from
Oakland University in Rochester, MI and a master’s degree in
business administration from the University of Detroit.
Rohling joins HBC as
director of flight completion and paint operations in Wichita. He
is responsible for all Wichita aircraft from the time they roll off
the final production line to customer delivery. He comes to HBC
from Bombardier Learjet, where he was director of program
management and new program development. His experience in the
aircraft industry spans nearly 20 years, having held leadership
positions in finance, engineering and supply chain at The Boeing
Company, and as manager of supply chain management, contract
administration and finance at Cessna Aircraft Company.
Rohling holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in
business administration from Wichita State University and was a
Wichita Business Journal "Best 40 under 40" recipient.