Hawker Beechcraft appoints marketing communications VP

Hawker Beechcraft Corp. has appointed Ron Gunnarson as vice president of marketing communications. He will be responsible for the global marketing and branding of Hawker Beechcraft's products and will oversee corporate communications, market analysis and the marketing efforts of the company's Global Customer Support organization and international dealer network.

Gunnarson has more than 20 years of experience with the company, serving most recently as director of marketing. He is a 2,500-hour commercial pilot and also spent several years as a demonstration pilot on the Beech Starship, the Beechjet 400A/Hawker 400XP and all King Air models.

"Ron's experience with the company and the Hawker and Beechcraft products is invaluable in this role," said Shawn Vick, executive vice president.