WICHITA, Kan. (Feb. 28, 2011) – Hawker Beechcraft Acquisition Company, LLC (HBAC) today announced the appointment of Patrick Kelly as interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Principal Financial Officer. Kelly has a proven track record as a global senior financial and operating executive with experience that includes publicly traded and privately held companies in the airline, travel and technology industries. His experience includes board memberships on audit, governance and executive committees.
Most recently, Kelly served as interim CEO for Express Jet Airlines in Houston – a 0 million regional airline with 244 jets serving 151 destinations. Prior to that, he was CFO for Vignette Corporation in Austin, Texas. He also has held leadership roles with Dell, Trilogy Software, Sabre Holdings and American Airlines.
Kelly earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Virginia School of Engineering in Charlottesville and a master’s degree in finance from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.