Simon Caldecott

President and Chief Executive Officer

Simon Caldecott was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Piper Aircraft in October 2011. One of his first initiatives was to re-commit the company to manufacture advanced pilot training aircraft.  He joined Piper in 2009 and was formerly the Vice President of Operations. With over 40 years in aviation, Caldecott is a seasoned and…

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John Calcagno

Chief Financial Officer

John Calcagno was named Chief Financial Officer in 2012. He joined Piper in March 2010 as Corporate Controller and he was promoted to VP Finance in 2011. Calcagno is responsible for information technology, enterprise resource planning, financial reporting, treasury and cash management, cost accounting, tax and general accounting. He has extensive executive experience in the…

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Jim Funk

Chief Operating Officer

James W. Funk joined Piper as Vice President of Operations in January 2013, responsible for aircraft manufacturing operations, production engineering, logistics and quality. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in August 2015 and, as such, has expanded his responsibilities to include Engineering. He brings nearly 30 years of operations management, manufacturing engineering and program leadership…

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Kevin M. Keegan

General Counsel

Kevin Keegan joined Piper Aircraft in March of 2016 as General Counsel. As Piper’s General Counsel, Kevin is responsible for all corporate and legal matters, including but not limited to, litigation, risk management, government affairs and records retention. Prior to joining Piper Aircraft, Kevin served as Vice President of Legal and Corporate Development for Fiskars…

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Ron Gunnarson

Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support

Ron Gunnarson is the Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support at Piper Aircraft. Appointed to this position in January 2017, Gunnarson is responsible for developing and executing global sales and marketing strategies to continue Piper Aircraft’s growth, as well as contributing to Piper’s overall product and business strategy development. Ron also leads Piper’s…

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