WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 5, 2015 /CNW/ -- Spirit AeroSystems Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced the company has added Krisstie Kondrotis to its senior leadership team as senior vice president, Business Development. Kondrotis will have responsibility for global marketing and expanding business relationships in both commercial and defense.
"Krisstie is a proven leader in the aerospace industry with strong experience developing new business and building best in class organizations," said Spirit AeroSystems President & CEO Larry Lawson. "I am very pleased to welcome her to the Spirit leadership team. We look forward to adding her strategic expertise and vision to Spirit's world-class journey."
A leader in the aerospace and defense industry, Kondrotis has served in top level business development and strategy roles at Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics and most recently, Northrop Grumman. Over the course of her 27 year career, she has been responsible for business development, systems engineering, strategy and acquisition management spanning multiple segments of the aerospace and defense industry, including ballistic missile defense, launch and satellite systems, fighter aircraft, and multiple intelligence and classified programs.
Kondrotis is a Syracuse University National Security Studies fellow, and is a graduate of the Lockheed Martin Program Management Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds an MBA, Operations Management from Regis University, Denver, Colorado, (1992), and a BS, Finance from University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, (1987).
"Already one of the leading design-build suppliers of large aerostructures for both commercial and defense sides of the industry, Spirit embodies immense opportunity, capacity and expertise," said Kondrotis. "I am very excited to join Spirit to work with Larry Lawson and this impressive team. I look forward to helping shape Spirit's continued transformation and growth in the coming years."
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About Spirit AeroSystems Inc.
Spirit AeroSystems, with headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, USA, is one of the world's largest non-OEM designers and manufacturers of aerostructures for commercial aircraft. In addition to its Wichita and Chanute facilities in Kansas, Spirit has locations in Tulsa and McAlester, Oklahoma; Kinston, North Carolina; Nashville, Tennessee; Prestwick, Scotland; Preston, England; Subang, Malaysia; and Saint-Nazaire, France. In the U.S., Spirit's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components. Additionally, Spirit provides aftermarket customer support services, including spare parts, maintenance/repair/overhaul, and fleet support services in North America, Europe and Asia. Spirit Europe produces wing components for a host of customers, including Airbus.
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