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Hawker Beechcraft realigns executives; CEO to take a pay cut

WICHITA - Hawker Beechcraft has made a number of organizational changes, including the departure of three high-level executives and the realignment of other executives.

In addition, Hawker Beechcraft chairman and CEO Bill Boisture is taking a 10 percent salary cut.

The changes come a week after Hawker Beechcraft told employees that another round of layoffs are coming. The company has not said how many jobs will be cut, but Boisture told analysts last week that it would be "significant."

In a memo to employees, Boisture said George Nguyen, senior vice president of operations; Gail Lehman, vice president, general counsel and secretary, and Charles Mayer, vice president of marketing, have resigned.

Chief financial officer Sid Anderson will assume the extra responsibility of the company's legal department.

Bill Brown, president of customer service and support, is now responsible for the company's manufacturing and assembly operations in Wichita, Little Rock, Salina and in Mexico.

Shawn Vick recently joined the company as an executive vice president, heading the sales and marketing efforts.

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