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Piaggio names new U.S. president and CEO

Piaggio Aero Industries has named John Bingham as president and CEO of Piaggio America, the U.S. arm of the Genoa, Italy-based company.

Bingham, a former Cirrus Design vice-president, was vice-president of Piaggio and has been serving as its chief marketing director. He will continue that marketing role with the company.

Former Piaggio America president and CEO Tom Appleton has retired but will be a consultant to the company.

Piaggio America completes, delivers and supports the company’s Piaggio P180 Avanti and Avanti II aircraft in the North American, Latin American and Canadian markets.