Textron current senior vice president, global parts and distribution Kriya Shortt has been named as the successor to outgoing president of Textron eAviation Rob Scholl, who is moving to Textron Specialised Vehicles as president and CEO.
Shortt has 27 years of experience with the company, holding leadership positions across its sales and marketing and customer service functions. Most recently she served as senior vice president, global parts and distribution, and president of Able Aerospace and McCauley Propeller Systems. She has also served as senior vice president, customer service; senior vice president, sales; and vice president, international sales. Shortt will report to Textron chairman and CEO Scott C Donnelly.
Donnelly says: “Rob and Kriya have served as outstanding leaders at our respective businesses, and I am confident they will continue to drive success in their new roles."
Scholl has led Textron eAviation since its inception as a business segment in 2022, building a team to develop a family of sustainable aircraft that includes the Nexus eVTOL, and overseeing the development and expansion of Pipistrel.