Textron Aviation promotes Brett Pierson to Senior Vice President, Defense and Special Missions

Brett Pierson

Textron Aviation has promoted Brett Pierson to the role of Senior Vice President, Defense and Special Missions, which includes serving as President and CEO of Textron Aviation Defense. Pierson previously served as Vice President, Defense Strategy and Sales, and will succeed Tom Hammoor who is retiring after serving in this leadership role for the past seven years.

Pierson will oversee all aspects of the Textron Aviation Defense business from aircraft sales to training and aftermarket support. He brings more than three decades of Department of Defense leadership, defense acquisition and test-flight experience to his new role. A decorated former Naval officer and pilot, he joined Textron Aviation Defense in 2017 as a senior test pilot.

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