Diamond Names New CEO as Maurer Moves into Advisory Role

The moves follow December’s purchase of Diamond Aircraft by China’s Wanfeng.

Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft

Scott McFadzean has been named the new CEO of Diamond Aircraft, replacing Peter Maurer, who will move into a global strategy role.Diamond Aircraft

Diamond Aircraft has named Scott McFadzean the new chief executive officer of its Canadian operations as Peter Maurer, the former CEO, retires and moves into a global strategy role with company.

McFadzean had been Chief Operations Officer at Diamond before the company was sold last month to Wanfeng Auto Holding Group of China after two decades under the control of Christian Dries, the Austrian entrepreneur. Kevin Sheng has been appointed the new COO, reporting to McFadzean.

Bin Chen, the new Chairman of Diamond Aircraft, said: “Following the acquisition of Diamond’s Austrian and Canadian operations we intend to grow Diamond’s global business by improving our customers’ experience, actively expanding global sales and increasing efficiencies in all our operations. The announced personnel changes will support these efforts, especially with regard to making best combined use of all our global resources.”

Maurer added: “I am very pleased that we have concluded the acquisition of Diamond Aircraft by the Wanfeng group. The combination of Diamond’s leading-edge piston aircraft technology with Wanfeng’s proven business expertise and aviation vision assures the long term success of our company. With Scott McFadzean’s promotion to CEO of Diamond’s Canadian operations, its leadership is in most capable hands.”