Pilatus Changes Its Batting Order

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Meanwhile, Pilatus announced three personnel changes of its own. Thomas Bosshard, since 2002 president & CEO of Pilatus Business Aircraft Ltd. (PilBAL), based in Broomfield, Colo., has been named chief operating officer of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., Stans, Switzerland. He will relocate back to Switzerland to take over his new position. To replace him, Thomas Hunziker has been named president & CEO of the company’s U.S. arm. Also, Mike Rector has been named vice president of production at PilBAL.

Hunziker first joined Pilatus in 1999. Starting as an assistant and working his way up, he rose to the position of project manager and then group controller before becoming executive assistant to the president of Pilatus Aircraft Ltd., Oscar J. Schwenk. Hunziker holds a Bachelors Degree in Production Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences, Solothurn, Northwestern Switzerland. He has relocated to the United States with his family to assume his new role. Rector first joined Pilatus in 2000 as an avionics team leader. Later that year he was appointed to the position of avionics manager and rose to the position of production manager in 2002. Prior to joining Pilatus he was with Flightcraft Inc. in Portland, Ore.