Lycoming Engines Appoints New Regional Sales Managers (RSM)

June 02, 2006

Williamsport, PA - June 2, 2006 - Lycoming Engines announced the addition of two new regional sales managers, Oscar Rodriguez and Ernesto Rodriguez.

Oscar Rodriguez has joined the Lycoming Team as the Regional Sales Manager for the Latin American region. Oscar is a seasoned Sales Professional with 20 years of aviation experience. Oscar began his successful aviation career as an Aviation Technician as he served honorably in the United States Air Force. He has worked for such companies as Aviall, Dresser-Rand Industries, Gulfstream Aerospace, Kimberly Clark (KC) Aviation and Dallas Airmotive. Oscar acquired his Associates Degree in Aviation Technology from Hallmark Aero Institute of Technology. He has an FAA Airframe & Power Plants license, and has worked as a Regional Manager and Sales Professional for the last 6 years.

Oscar will maintain an office from his home in Spring Branch, Texas, when he is not traveling in Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.

Ernesto Rodriguez has joined the Lycoming Team as the Regional Sales Manager for the European region. Ernesto replaces long-time employee Pierre Cornaz, who after 35 years of dedicated service, retired on February 1, 2006.

Ernesto comes to us via EuroParts, one of Lycoming's distributors based in Spain. Ernesto was responsible for establishing and developing the aviation business and logistics throughout Spain and Europe. Ernesto was appointed to work with the Gestair Group and to manage, as well as represent, several aeronautical manufactures including Lycoming Engines from a business and sales standpoint.

After graduating with a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Armed Forces University (U.N.E.F.A.) at Venezuela, he completed his internship at American Airlines to develop and complete the technical and legal process of certifying the Caracas maintenance station, while involved in all maintenance activities. After performing as the Aircraft Systems Engineer at Avensa Airlines, and later on as Aircraft Support Engineer at the Raytheon Service Center in Caracas, he relocated to Madrid, Spain.

Ernesto will maintain an office from his home in Madrid, Spain, when he is not traveling in Europe and Africa.

"Oscar and Ernesto come to Lycoming with diverse backgrounds in the global aviation market. Their dedication and experience will be a tremendous asset to Lycoming and to our international customers," stated Todd Stoner, vice president of sales and marketing. "We are extremely excited to have them as members of the Lycoming team."

Lycoming Engines specializes in Engineering, Manufacture, Service and Support of piston aircraft engines. Headquartered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Lycoming piston engines power more than half of the world's general aviation fleet – both rotary-wing and fixed-wing. Lycoming Engines is a division of Avco Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc. More information is available at

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