Hartzell Propeller announced on Monday that it has promoted JJ Frigge to the position of president. Frigge began work at Hartzell in 2011 as the company’s controller and has held positions including executive vice president and general manager. He will be replacing Joe Brown, who will become the company’s chairman. According to Hartzell, Frigge and Brown will partner on “the longer term elements of running the family owned business.”
“As President, JJ will be responsible for all operating elements of the business including development and execution of Hartzell Propeller’s strategy while also assuming a more prominent role in the aviation community,” said Brown. “JJ has distinguished himself as a thoughtful and respected leader … We are confident in his talents and ability to take on this important leadership role.”
Frigge graduated from Notre Dame in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance and economics. He is on the General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s communications committee and the board of directors of the United Way of Miami County. Frigge previously worked as a finance manager at Proctor & Gamble.