New Head of Sales For Flight Design US
Thursday, 02 July 2009 10:17
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2009 10:33
Flight Design USA Select New National Sales Manager
USA announced 1st July 2009 the appointment of John Gilmore as their new National Sales Manager for the line of Special Light-Sport Aircraft, including the CTLS and MC.
"To take Flight Design to higher sales levels, we knew we needed someone with extensive experience in larger companies," said Tom Peghiny, President of Flight Design USA. Gilmore is highly skilled in channel sales development and has worked for large computer manufacturers and was for several years Vice President of Sales for BRS Parachutes. "That strong background combines with John's enthusiasm for the use of small aircraft for both transportation and fun will help us support and expand the dealer network," added Peghiny.
A lifelong pilot, John has lead sales for fractional jet shares, components, and airframe parachute systems.
"I feel privileged to join the team representing the top-selling brand name in the Light-Sport category. The new planes have enhancements that make them even better. Flight Design has been able to establish a strong worldwide market presence. My plan is to build upon this worldwide success here in the U.S. and take advantage of opportunities that exist in both Light-Sport and GA markets," said Gilmore.
Flight Design operates from its German headquarters through a proven network of distributors and dealers throughout the globe. Its LSA models represent nearly one in five of all Special Light-Sport Aircraft in the US and enjoy high owner loyalty; many have already been repeat buyers. Gilmore will apply his expertise to enhance the efforts of the existing representative network while also seeking new sales outlets.
Recently Flight Design USA has been expanding its presence in flight schools, building the Flight Design Pilot Centre program. The brand-new Flight Design MC - created to do training and recreational flying duty - was selected by EAA to be their official Sweepstakes airplane for 2009. The airplane will be awarded at the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2009
event July 27th –August 2nd.
Flight Design USA is the U.S. importer of the CT series from Germany and has succeeded in delivering more than 300 aircraft to its American network of distributors and dealers. One of the first Light-Sport Aircraft certified under ASTM standards, the carbon fibre CT series is the best-selling LSA in America. Approximately 1,300 CT models are flying around the globe.