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Cessna expanding global sales force

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 11:23 a.m.
  • Updated Friday, March 15, 2013, at 7:17 a.m.

Cessna Aircraft is expanding its global sales force by 50 percent and is hiring sales personnel to meet that goal, the company said Thursday.

Cessna is emphasizing its satellite offices in global markets where its presence is well established or where the company sees an opportunity for growth, it said in a news release.

“The move is another example of how Cessna is investing in its future,” Scott Ernest, Cessna CEO and president, said in a statement. “It is imperative that both current customers and those new to aviation have ready access to our team of experts, before, during and after the acquisition of their aircraft.”

Cessna is now hiring sales personnel to add to the team already in place, it said.

Its website lists more than 30 openings for regional sales directors and regional sales associates in the U.S. and around the world.

Cessna says that it has the largest installed base of aircraft of any general aviation manufacturer.

“Hearing the story of Cessna’s breadth of product offerings, impeccable engineering legacy and scope of service offerings allows customers to gain the confidence they need to make an aircraft purchase decision,” Bob Gibbs, Cessna vice president for regional sales in Latin America, said in a statement. “With six new products hitting the market during 2013 and the future introduction of the Citation Latitude and Citation Longitude models, it’s an exciting, dynamic time to be a part of the team.”

Reach Molly McMillin at 316-269-6708 or mmcmillin@wichitaeagle.com.

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