Piper Adjusts Top Management

Outgoing president of Piper Aircraft John Becker (leaving "to pursue other career goals") will be replaced as of Dec. 1 in that role by current CEO Kevin Gould, who will carry both titles. Gould was vice president of operations when Singapore-based Imprimis Fund acquired the airframer last May. He replaced President and CEO James Bass at the top of Piper's management pyramid. Gould has promoted three senior directors to vice president status. Jeff Barger will be vice president of manufacturing operations; Dennis Olcott becomes vice president of engineering; and Derek Zimmerman will assume the role of vice president of supply chain and aftermarket development.