September 14, 2009
BBA Aviation is pleased to announce the appointment of Peg Billson as President, BBA Aviation Legacy Support replacing the highly successful Jim Gerwien. In her new role, Peg will assume overall leadership responsibility for Ontic and International Governor Service and the continued development and growth of the Legacy Support group going forward. She will also serve on the BBA Aviation Executive Committee.
Peg has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle University, Arizona and a Masters in Engineering, Aerospace from California State University. She began her career at Douglas Aircraft Company (now Boeing) before moving to Honeywell, Inc (previously Allied Signal, Inc) in various senior engineering and business leadership roles including VP and General Manager Air Frame Systems where she gained a detailed understanding of the challenges and opportunities in legacy support. Latterly, Peg was COO of Eclipse Aviation Corporation and was highly successful in taking it from start up to rate production of the Eclipse Jet.
Peg is an exciting addition to Ontic and the BBA Aviation senior management team. She has worked in market leading businesses in a wide range of senior engineering, management and customer facing roles and she brings a broad range of skills to her new role from complex program management and customer service and support to strategy, general management and entrepreneurial growth. Her extensive industry knowledge in all areas of commercial, military and general aviation as well as specifically in aftermarket support will bring significant benefits to the BBA Aviation group as it continues to develop and grow its Legacy Support business.
For more information, contact Robert Sadler at 818 725 2100 or via www.ontic.com.