Tue, Aug 25, 2009
On the last weekend of June, 2009, COPA and Cirrus Aircraft held
their seventh annual “Migration,” a yearly invitation
to all Cirrus owners and associates to travel to the company
headquarters in Duluth, Minnesota. Over 100 Cirrus aircraft and
over 300 registered attendees partook in the event’s
presentations, seminars, and social gatherings.
This year also gave “Migration” attendees an
opportunity to formally meet the company’s newly appointed
President and Chief Executive Officer of Cirrus Aircraft, Brent
Wouters. Just seven months earlier, Alan Klapmeier announced that
Wouters would be elevated to C.E.O. effective February 1st of this
year. Wouters had served as President and Chief Operating Officer
since early 2008.
Drawing from his experiences in both business and aviation,
Wouters immediately faced the challenge of unusually tough market.
Responsible for handling the day-to-day operations in Duluth,
Wouters has set forth an aggressive company strategy to combat
aviation’s difficult economic year.
Aero-TV spoke with Wouters about how Cirrus Aircraft has tackled
this challenge and the changes that have been made in order to
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