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Aerion adds yet another former Wichita executive

From left, Maurizio Neri of Modena Capitale Aviation in Italy, Sean McGeough, Hawker Beechcraft vice president of international sales for Hawker Beechcraft, Matteo Di Monte of Modena Capitale and Hawker Beechcraft CEO Jim Schuster pose for a photo as Shuster delivers the keys to a new King Air in this 2007 photo. McGeough has been hired as regional vice president for Aerion, which is developing a supersonic business jet.
From left, Maurizio Neri of Modena Capitale Aviation in Italy, Sean McGeough, Hawker Beechcraft vice president of international sales for Hawker Beechcraft, Matteo Di Monte of Modena Capitale and Hawker Beechcraft CEO Jim Schuster pose for a photo as Shuster delivers the keys to a new King Air in this 2007 photo. McGeough has been hired as regional vice president for Aerion, which is developing a supersonic business jet. The Wichita Eagle

Supersonic business jet developer Aerion Corp. has added yet another executive with Wichita ties.

The Nevada-based company hired Sean McGeough as regional vice president for the northeast U.S.

McGeough was most recently CEO of Nextant Aerospace, a Cleveland-based remanufacturer of business jets and turboprops.

Before that, he was president of the former Hawker Beechcraft’s sales and operations in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. All told McGeough spent nearly 14 years at Hawker and its predecessor, Raytheon Aircraft Co.

“He brings broad sales experience and the proven ability to develop a new market from the ground up,” Ernie Edwards, Aerion chief commercial officer, said in a news release.

Aerion’s cadre of former Wichitans includes Edwards, who was director of sales for Cessna’s western division for most of the 1990s; Jeff Miller, former Learjet spokesman; and Brian Barents, president of Learjet from 1989 to 1996 and a former Cessna senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Barents will be the keynote speaker at the Wichita Aero Club’s Sept. 21 luncheon.

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