Cirrus names new people in leadership roles
In September, Cirrus Aircraft announced the appointment of two customer team executives that reinforce the company’s leadership depth and further position the enterprise for global growth.
Ben Kowalski has joined Cirrus Aircraft as Vice President of Marketing, and will be responsible for developing marketing, branding, communication and distribution strategies to support the company’s strategic growth plan, including activities around the launch of the Vision SF50 jet in 2015. He brings more than 15 years of experience leading initiatives in sales, marketing, operations and training for both regional and global companies.
Prior to Cirrus, Ben held key roles in Garmin’s aviation business segment, most recently serving as Director of Sales and Marketing for worldwide original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and military and government markets. Ben holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master of business administration from the University of Illinois.
Passionate about flying, Ben is an active instrument-rated commercial pilot holding single and multiengine flight instructor ratings. Also a CFII, he has accumulated more than 3,000 flight hours in aircraft ranging from business jets to amateur-built aircraft.
Cirrus has also appointed David Moser as the new Vice President of Fleet and Special Mission Sales. In this role, David will oversee the Cirrus fleet and special mission platforms sales team responsible for delivering the most innovative, capable and flexible solutions to customers around the world.
David’s aviation career began at Diamond Aircraft where he was Director of Fleet Sales. He then founded Flightline Solutions, LLC, where he represented Cirrus Aircraft and other products and services for the flight training market. Previously, he held several key positions with leading high-technology companies, including General Electric, GTE, Sun Microsystems and Advanced Energy.
David is an active instrument-rated commercial pilot and holds CFII and MEI flight instructor ratings. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business administration from the University of Kansas, a master of business administration in finance from Loyola University of Chicago and a master of aeronautical science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.