September 1, 2017, Sandpoint, Idaho – Quest Aircraft today announced the appointment of Jonathan Payne as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Payne comes to Quest with a background strong in dealer relationships, sales and market development.
“Jonathan has a wealth of management experience that makes him a valuable addition to the Quest team,” said Quest CEO Rob Wells. “This position is one that requires an in-depth appreciation for what makes an OEM-dealer relationship successful, as well as an understanding of how to best develop global markets. We’re delighted to have Jonathan on board, and we will unquestionably benefit from his insights.”
Payne joins Quest after a career largely with American Honda Motors, though punctuated by 5 years with Honda Aircraft Company. His served American Honda in a broad range of sales and dealer management positions culminating in the Senior Manager, Market Planning role. At Honda Aircraft he was head of the Global Dealer Sales Operations. Payne is a graduate of Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Aviation Business Management.
Payne will begin his new role with Quest on September 1.
About Quest Aircraft Company
The Quest Aircraft Company is dedicated to providing access to more people and more places by building the most rugged, reliable, turbine STOL aircraft in the business. For the past decade, the 10-seat Kodiak 100 has proven its versatility in a wide range of public, private, business and humanitarian applications. Additionally, Quest’s continuously growing dealer and global support network provides customer assurance that their missions will be accomplished. The Kodiak is proudly built in Sandpoint Idaho, with a fleet of over 200 aircraft certified in over 50 countries around the globe. For additional information on Quest and the Kodiak, please visit questaircraft.com.