Wed, Mar 25, 2009
Started With Planemaker In 1997 As Sales Support Director
On Tuesday, Cirrus Aircraft named
Ian Bentley to the post of Vice President and Managing Director of
International Sales. Cirrus currently delivers aircraft in more
than 50 countries around the world, and the company tells ANN
Bentley brings key experience and market knowledge to Cirrus'
corporate strategy of additional penetration into incumbent
international markets and expansion into new ones.
Prior to joining Cirrus in 1997 as Director of Sales Support,
Bentley held a variety of technical, sales, marketing and
management positions in entrepreneurial computer software
companies, and holds a degree in mathematics from London
University. Bentley later served as Vice President of Customer
Relations at Cirrus, and most recently was Vice President of
Products and Services.
"Ian represents the original Cirrus vision of developing a new
personal aviation. That's still the Cirrus mission today that we
are sharing and growing around the world," said Cirrus Aircraft
President and CEO Brent Wouters. "I know that our current
international customers and partners join me in looking very
forward to Ian's leadership in his newest role."
In accepting the appointment to his newest role, Bentley
commented "I am proud to have the opportunity to work with our
established network of International Sales Centers. I am pleased to
be a part of the professional and highly capable network of
international partners representing Cirrus Aircraft, from our
mature operations in Europe to the evolving markets in Latin
America, China, and India."
Bentley is an active pilot with several thousand hours of
general aviation flight time both in the US and abroad. He holds
commercial, multi-engine and instrument ratings.
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