Textron Aviation has some new and different faces overseeing parts of its business, following the retirement earlier this month of senior v-p of parts, programs, and flight operations Brad Thress, who was with the Wichita-based airframer for nearly 28 years. Assuming Thress’s post is Kriya Shortt, a nearly 14-year veteran of the company who was most recently senior v-p of global customer support.
As part of the move, which will give Shortt oversight of Textron Aviation’s global parts and distribution business, she also has been named president of Able Aerospace and McCauley Propeller Systems.
New to a senior leadership role at the manufacturer of Cessna and Beechcraft aircraft is Brian Rohloff, who takes over as senior v-p of customer support. A more-than-11-year veteran of the company, Rohloff was most recently v-p of supply chain management. He’s also held leadership positions in sales, customer support, and quality. In his new position, Rohloff will be responsible for overseeing all of Textron Aviation’s customer support operations, including its service centers, authorized service facilities, 1Call customer contact center, and AOG support.