Hawker Beechcraft Corp. hires key executives for senior operations positions
April 14, 2008, Wichita, KS,- Hawker Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) is pleased to announce the addition of Henry Davis, Dean N. Jones and Ken Rohling to its Wichita headquarters.
April 14, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
April 14, 2008, Wichita, KS – Hawker
Beechcraft Corporation (HBC) is pleased to announce the addition of
Henry Davis, Dean N. Jones and Ken Rohling to its Wichita
headquarters. These seasoned manufacturing and operations executives
will use their expertise to further HBC’s commitment of delivering
superior quality products.
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.
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,
“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.
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.
holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Yale
University and a master’s in business administration from Stanford
Graduate School of Business.
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 operations.
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
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, Mich., and
a master’s degree in business administration from the University of
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
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
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.