The Experimental Aircraft Association said Monday afternoon that it has added CEO to chairman Jack Pelton’s role with the organization that puts together the annual AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wis.
Pelton, former Cessna Aircraft chief executive, has been serving as EAA’s chairman — a voluntary role — since October 2012.
“As his inaugural three-year term as Chairman was ending and we were searching for a CEO for the organization, we realized that the qualities we were seeking in a CEO were exactly the qualities and background that Jack possesses,” Dan Schwinn, chairman of the EAA board of directors’ human resources and governance committee, said in a news release. “He has a passion for EAA and a long background in recreational aviation, plus successful experience in business and government relations.”
EAA said with the addition of a paid position, Pelton will continue to maintain residences in Oshkosh and Wichita.