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Mr. Jim HolcombeJim Holcombe

Executive Vice President Marketing, Chief Operating Officer

Piaggio Aero Industries

HQ Phone: (561) 253-0104

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Piaggio America

Piaggio Aero Industries

1515 Perimeter Rd.

West Palm Beach, Florida 33406

United States

Company Description

Piaggio Aero Industries S.p.A. is active in aircraft design, manufacturing, maintenance and overhaul. The company also manufactures aero-engines parts and carries out repairs and overhauls under license. Piaggio Aero has facilities in Genoa, Finale Ligure ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Senior Vice President Marketing

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Managing Partner

M² Performance Group LLC

Vice President, Marketing and Advanced Design

Beechcraft Corporation

Senior Executive Positions

KC Aviation , Inc.


National Business Aviation Association Inc


Bachelor's degree

Sales and Marketing

University of Mississippi

Doctorate Degree


Memphis State University

MBA degree

Pepperdine University

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Jim held senior executive positions with Beechcraft, Piaggio America, Gulfstream and K-C Aviation. His responsibilities and accomplishments have included:

Vice President, Marketing & Advanced Design of Beechcraft Corporation where Jim managed communications through the Chapter 11 process including the re-emergence / re-branding of Beechcraft. He also constructed the company's five-year product development plan and created a tactical marketing team to support increased global sales that resulted in a 64% year-over-year increase in deliveries and the highest booking rates in years. Executive Vice President Marketing, Chief Operating Officer for Piaggio America where he was responsible for all North American operations. Jim led the re-launch of the Piaggio Avanti in 2002, which resulted in record sales of over 150 aircraft and built a 36-month backlog, all while increasing the gross margin on each aircraft by 250%. Senior Vice President Marketing of Gulfstream Corporation. Jim established a new standardized completion process across five completion centers while managing a conversion to CATIA. The result was a 70% reduction in completion hours, increased quality and optimized purchasing - the new processes allowed completion of 80+ aircraft per year, reduced re-work by 75%, and saved the company over $80 million per year in completion costs. Fortune Magazine recognized the sales & marketing organization as one of America's top 25. Vice President Sales & Marketing K-C Aviation where his tenure saw a sales increase of 37% over three years, increased operating profit margins by 15%.
Jim earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Mississippi and an MBA from Pepperdine University. He served as a pilot in the Marine Corps and in the Naval Reserve retiring with the rank of Commander.
Jim Holcombe
Jim's background includes successful engagements at start-up, turn-around and Fortune 500 companies. His functional expertise includes sales/sales management, marketing, strategic planning, operations, business development, advertising, and customer relationship management. Jim has played a leadership role in the development and introduction of business jet aircraft, implementation of new manufacturing processes, integration of mergers and acquisitions, as well as bankruptcy and re-emergence. He has developed and implemented growth strategies for both emerging and established companies - new product development, brand extension, new distribution channels, lead generation, tactical marketing, etc.

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Jim HolcombeJim Holcombe is the new VP of marketing at Hawker Beechcraft. He was formerly executive vice president of Sales/Marketing and chief operating officer for Piaggio America.

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Jim Holcombe

Jim Holcombe is the new VP of marketing at Hawker Beechcraft. He was formerly executive vice president of Sales/Marketing and chief operating officer for Piaggio America.

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Hawker Beechcraft Corp on Thursday announced the appointment of Jim Holcombe to the position of vice president of Beechcraft marketing. Holcombe was most recently executive vice president of sales and marketing at Piaggio America and was once senior vice ...

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