Change at the Helm of Piper

 - July 1, 2009, 6:03 AM

Following the resignation of president and CEO James Bass, Piper Aircraft has promoted two of its senior executives to assume his duties. Kevin Gould, the company’s v-p of operations, has been named CEO, while John Becker, formerly v-p of engineering, became company president. In a statement to company em-ployees, Bass said, “I have successfully completed my mission at Piper and am leaving the company in very capable hands. What I was brought in to do has been done, and it is now time for me to move on to other challenges.”