Beechcraft picks former Lockheed executive Jim Grant as vice president of military programs

06/25/2014 5:12 PM

08/08/2014 10:18 AM

Beechcraft Corp. has added a position to its military division with the appointment of Jim Grant to senior vice president of military programs.

In his role, Grant is responsible for new business initiatives in Beechcraft’s three military organizations that includes trainer/attack, special mission and global mission support.

He reports directly to Beechcraft CEO Bill Boisture.

Grant is a former command pilot with the Air Force and has more than 5,000 flight hours in a variety of combat airplanes. He held command and senior staff positions at Headquarters Air Force, Wing and Squadron level.

After retiring from the Air Force in 1995, Grant joined Lockheed Martin where he held various leadership positions, including most recently serving as vice president of new business.

In that role, he was responsible for domestic and international pursuit of orders for the company’s Air Mobility, Special Operations Forces and Maritime lines of business.

Grant holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Alabama and a master’s degree from Pepperdine University. He graduated from the U.S. Army War College, the USAF War College and the executive development program at Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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