Piper President Resigns


There has been another change at the top of Piper Aircraft. President John Becker, who’d been in the position less than six months, resigned Monday, according to TCPalm.com He will stay on until Dec. 1. Becker was the former vice president of engineering and took over the president’s post when former CEO Jim Bass announced he was leaving in May, shortly after the company’s acquisition by Brunei-based Imprimis. Becker was a long-time Piper employee. “We would like to express our deep appreciation to John for his many years of faithful service to the people of Piper, and wish him all the best in the future,” Human Resources VP Steve Johnson said in a letter to Piper staff.

The news comes a week after Piper told PiperJet position holders that deliveries would be delayed until 2013. Meanwhile, the company has made a flurry of announcements concerning the creation of business units in Asia, including facilities in Brunei.