10/13/2014
Commuter Air Technology strengthens business development team to pursue new market opportunities

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -- Commuter Air Technology (CAT), an AGC Aerospace & Defense company, headquartered in Oklahoma City, welcomes Phillip Sapovits, as Aircraft Upgrades and Integrations Sales Manager and Ben Kendrick as Government and International Business Development Manager.

Sapovits, a product development and business operations professional with more than two decades of experience in aviation, brings an extensive background in rotary wing aircraft, and unmanned aerial systems.

Sapovits will lead market diversification efforts for the team. Prior to CAT, he was Vice President of Product and Business Development, Aircraft and OEM Systems for Philadelphia-based Ehmke Manufacturing Corp.

Kendrick, a former Lieutenant Colonel of the U.S. Air Force IRR with more than two decades of experience in military ammunition sales, financial policy and process management, will focus on growing market share in key strategic international markets.

Prior to joining CAT, Kendrick was an Account Executive at Dowley Security and the Business Development Manager for C2 Technologies, Inc.’s Oklahoma City Division. Kendrick was also employed by Alliant Techsystems (ATK) as an International Business Development Manager where he developed global opportunities to sell small-to-medium caliber ammunition to the U.S. State Department approved Ministries of Defense through Latin America.

"We're pleased to attract high quality talent who possess extensive experience in the aviation industry,” said Darryl Wilkerson, CAT President. "Our enhanced business development team will help us expand our presence into new areas that complement our current market."

About Commuter Air Technology

Commuter Air Technology delivers certified aircraft and customized aircraft modifications for commercial and government applications around the globe. Modifications range from flight performance enhancements and high-density passenger systems to cargo conversions and corporate reconfigurations. With nearly 30 years of experience, Commuter Air Technology offers a full line of technical support services, such as crew provision, training, program management, aircraft maintenance, engineering as well as STC process management and Airworthiness certifications. Commuter Air Technology is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company. Learn more at www.commuterair.com.

About AGC Aerospace & Defense

AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services supporting commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications. AGC Aerospace & Defense is organized into four operating groups: AeroComposites, Finance, Integrated Defense, and Services. Learn more at www.agcaerospace.com.

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