Bell Helicopter Announces New Sales Director for Asia-Pacific

April 08, 2013

Fort Worth, TX - April 8, 2012 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that C.M. Hwang will assume the role of managing director of Commercial Sales, Asia Pacific. In this position, Hwang is responsible for all marketing and sales activities within Asia-Pacific as Bell Helicopter continues to expand its presence in the region.

"C.M.'s extensive background in the Asia-Pacific market and his proven performance at Bell Helicopter make him an excellent choice for this role," said Danny Maldonado, Bell Helicopter's executive vice president of Sales and Marketing. "In order to stay competitive in the global marketplace and best serve our customers, Bell Helicopter must retain our top talent and continue to challenge them with opportunities to grow."

Hwang has more than 20 years of experience in the aviation industry with 18 years of service at Bell Helicopter. Prior to his role as director, Hwang held the position of commercial business development manager for Australia, Indonesia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Singapore. Before joining Bell Helicopter in 1995, Hwang served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force and subsequently joined DHP Aviation, a maintenance, repair and overhaul facility and Bell Helicopter customer service center in Singapore. At DHP Aviation, Hwang began as a planning assistant and was then promoted to commercial manager.

Hwang holds a Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering from Northrop University in Los Angeles, Calif. and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business.

About Bell Helicopter
Bell Helicopter, a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron Inc., is an industry-leading producer of commercial and military, manned and unmanned vertical-lift aircraft and the pioneer of the revolutionary tiltrotor aircraft. Globally recognized for world-class customer service, innovation and superior quality, Bell's global workforce serves customers flying Bell aircraft in more than 120 countries.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at


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