Posts Tagged ‘Bob Stangarone’

Former Cessna PR chief joins Embraer

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Well, that didn’t take long. Bob Stangarone, who left Cessna Aircraft in mid-August to “stay ahead of change,” is head of Embraer’s North American public relations operations. Embraer is the scariest competitor Cessna has–given the success of Embraer’s Phenom jet. Still, the company is affected by the economic doldrums like everyone else. Embraer is estimated to have had 23 deliveries in the second quarter, compared to¬†40 for the second quarter of 2010, and eight in the first quarter, compared to 20 for the same period in 2010.

Bob Stangarone resigns from Cessna

Saturday, August 13th, 2011

Saying he wants to stay ahead of change, “…to make things happen rather than wonder what happened,” Bob Stangarone has resigned as vice president of communications at Cessna Aircraft. Stangarone was, as “Aviation Week” noted today, popular with the media who cover Cessna for his straight, fast, and honest answers. He worked with fromer Cessna CEO Jack Pelton at Fairchild Dornier–who brought him to Cessna–and also worked with Sikorsky, Pratt & Whitney, and Safire Aircraft. He maintains a home with his wife in Washington, D.C., and yesterday he returned from his Wichita commute for good. It is unlikely his talents will be idle long, as he plans the next step.