Fri, May 23, 2003
Adam Aircraft Appoints Walker to Board
Joe Walker has accepted appointment to Adam Aircraft Industries'
Board of Directors. Joe joins Rick Adam, CEO of Adam Aircraft; and
Sanjeev Mehra and Douglas Graham of Goldman Sachs.
has a distinguished career in the aviation industry. Most recently
he was Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Gulfstream
Aircraft Company and Vice President of General Dynamics. He held
senior roles in Gulfstream from 1995 to 2002, helping manage the
firm from a private to public company, and finally through the
acquisition by General Dynamics. At Gulfstream, Joe managed one of
the industry's most successful corporate aircraft sales teams.
From 1975 to 1994, Joe held progressively more responsible
positions at Cessna Aircraft Company. After beginning in
aerodynamics and flight test engineering, Joe moved into sales. He
held managerial positions in sales, technical support, and market
research and strategy. Joe was eventually promoted to Vice
President of Domestic Sales and then to Vice President of Worldwide
Sales for Cessna.
"We are thrilled to have someone of Joe's experience help guide
the future of the company" said Rick Adam. "He has extensive
background in both piston and turbine aircraft. We look forward to
his contributions in product definition, customer ownership
experience, and sales."
For his part, Joe stated "It is great to be part of a young,
energetic company. The team at Adam is setting new standards for
performance, safety, and value in general aviation. I believe my
experience will be helpful in guiding future directions."
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