Industry veteran Dirk Vander Zee returns to lead the company’s renewed and growing market presence.
Mooney International Corporation has named Dirk Vander Zee as vice president, sales and marketing – a position he previously held for three years at the company prior to joining Textron Aviation in 1997 as a member of the Citation sales team.
Mr. Vander Zee is well known in the aviation industry for his sales acumen and relationship building, and he will be a key part of the Mooney brand’s increasingly successful reemergence in the marketplace. He is a graduate of Baylor University and holds a Master’s degree. In addition he is a commercial pilot and has accumulated more than 7,000 flight hours to date.
“Dirk is an industry veteran with a twenty-eight year proven track record in sales and sales management – and brings back to Mooney an expanded set of skills and industry relationships at this important juncture in our company’s history” said Tom Bowen, Chief Operating Officer for Mooney International.
“I’m very pleased to once again have him here in Kerrville in his new role, and look forward to his leadership and expertise with our exciting new product line.”
Mr. Vander Zee added:
“It is a privilege and an honor to be asked back to Mooney International in a sales leadership role. I can’t imagine a better, nor more professional team to be associated with. Having the good fortune to have been in aviation for most of my life, it’s exciting to join forces once again with a group so well known for their passion in engineering, quality, and of course, performance. There are some great things to come.”
Mooney has manufactured and delivered more than 11,000 aircraft worldwide, and today, more than 7,800 customers in the United States and some 1,000 more overseas fly these proven, high-performance airplanes.