Thu, Oct 23, 2008
Chester Schickling Brings Over 35 Years BizAv Experience To
AAI Acquisition, Inc. recently named
longtime business aircraft sales and marketing executive Chester
Schickling to the position of senior vice president of Sales,
Marketing and Customer Support.
Schickling will lead AAIA's worldwide marketing team, and be
responsible for sales, distribution and product support of the
company's A700 very light jet (VLJ) and other aircraft products
that will follow.
"We are very pleased to have attracted an executive of Chester
Schickling's talent and experience," said AAIA President and CEO
Jack Braly. "He gives us the management strength to bring the A700
to the market and provide the support structure necessary to make
Schickling brings to his new position more than 35 years of
experience in business aircraft sales and support. He has
previously led marketing teams at Beech Aircraft Corporation and
Sino Swearingen Aircraft, and is widely known throughout the
business aviation industry.
AAIA is a private aircraft design and manufacturing company
based at the Centennial Airport in Englewood, CO. AAIA is currently
developing and flight testing its initial product, the A700
designed by now-defunct Adam Aircraft.
AAIA employs approximately 200 people in Englewood, where the
A700 will be built. The company is owned by Russian investment
companies Industrial Investors Group (IIG) and Kaskol, which
combined manage more than $3 billion in assets worldwide.
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