Dale Klapmeier to step down as Cirrus boss
Cirrus co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dale Klapmeier is to step down from his current position in the first half of 2019.
Klapmeier will move into a senior advisory role and concentrate on longer term strategic developments. A new CEO has yet to be named.
“Re-imagining personal transportation has been our lifelong mission at Cirrus Aircraft,” said Klapmeier.
“We’ve changed the face of aviation over the past 30 years. From delivering more than 7,000 of the world’s best-selling high-performance piston aircraft to fundamentally rethinking how we travel with the introduction of the world’s first single-engine Personal Jet – the Vision Jet, to transforming our business into a lifestyle company that defines our path ahead.”
The Cirrus Vision Jet and SR piston aircraft
“Transitioning out of day-to-day operations will give me the opportunity to focus on long-term strategic opportunities,” continued Klapmeier.
“I could not be more confident in the team and I am excited for what lies ahead for the entire Cirrus family.
“For Cirrus Aircraft employees, partners and owners around the world, the best is yet to come.”