Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. today announced that Bob Fitzpatrick has been appointed Senior Vice President -Government and Military Business of Greenwich AeroGroup and President Summit Aviation, Inc, effective February 1st, 2010.
“We are very excited to announce that Bob is joining our senior management team” commented Jim Ziegler, President and CEO of Greenwich AeroGroup. “Bob’s extensive aviation background, coupled with his military sales and contracting experience, will provide the leadership we need as we continue to invest resources to grow our government and military business across all our companies.”
In this new role, Mr. Fitzpatrick will be responsible for coordinating all of Greenwich AeroGroup’s government and military business. In addition, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of Summit Aviation, a fixed and rotor wing aircraft maintenance, repair & modification service provider located in Middletown, Delaware that supports private, corporate, US and foreign government aircraft owners and operators. The company is an FAA certificated repair station, ISO 9100 certified, DIS approved and operates a privately owned airport (KEVY) located on a 600 acres property.
Previously, Mr. Fitzpatrick was with Bell Helicopter as the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Commercial Programs and was a member of Bell’s Executive Leadership Team. Prior to joining Bell Helicopter, Mr. Fitzpatrick was at General Electric Aircraft Engines as director of global sales and marketing operation and unmanned vehicle programs. He later served as vice president of sales and marketing for Marotta Controls.
Mr. Fitzpatrick spent nine years with McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems where he held various leadership positions including flight test engineer, Apache Longbow program manager and director of new business development for international markets.
Mr. Fitzpatrick served in the US Army as an attack helicopter operations officer and later in the Army Reserves. After leaving the Army Reserves, Mr. Fitzpatrick joined the Air Force Reserves to support the C-17 Program, retiring after over 20 years of service.