Randy Groom, executive vice president of Piper Aircraft who headed the company’s sales and marketing efforts, has left the company. So has Piper’s interim CEO Geoff Berger.
The company announced the changes today.
Groom is a former Wichita Hawker Beechcraft executive.
Simon Caldecott will serve as the new interim president and CEO of the Vero Beach, Fla.-based company.
The changes take place as Piper reviews development of its business jet, called the Altaire.
“This is being undertaken to ensure the company is properly aligning business goals and light jet market forecasts with investment strategies and economic forecasts,” Caldecott said in a statement. “The company will announce the conclusion of this review to employees and the industry as soon as possible.”
Groom joined Piper in April 2010. After leaving Hawker Beechcraft, Groom founded Groom Consulting, an Andover-based consulting firm.
Caldecott joined Piper in 2009, where he’s held the position as vice president of operations. He previously served as vice president of assembly integration and testing with Raytheon Aircraft, then held the position of vice president of assembly operations with Raytheon Aircraft’s successor, Hawker Beechcraft.