Fri, Mar 13, 2009
Former 787 Development Director Joined HBC In May 2007
Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
announced this week the appointment of Edward Petkus to the
position of vice president, Product Development and Engineering.
Petkus has served the role in an acting capacity since
"Ed has proven to be a valuable member of our leadership team
and our company," Chairman and CEO Jim Schuster said. "We are
excited about the direction of his leadership at HBC as we focus on
developing a world-class engineering team."
Petkus joined HBC in May 2007 following 16 years at Boeing. At
HBC, Petkus previously served as vice president, New Product
Development, where he led product development program teams
dedicated to improved product research planning, program execution
and technology development processes.
His most recent position at Boeing was director of 787 Airplane
Development, where he led the 787 program development team
responsible for requirements, configuration development, airplane
level analyses, environmental impact and
Petkus has a bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from the
University of Michigan and a master's in Aeronautical Engineering
from the University of Washington. He also completed the Advanced
Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
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