Blackhawk News

May 11, 2015

Blackhawk Announces Key Promotions

Edwin Black Bob Kromer
Edwin Black Bob Kromer

May 11, 2015 – Waco, TX

Blackhawk Modifications, a leading provider of Pratt & Whitney new engine upgrades, is pleased to announce promotions in their senior management team. Bob Kromer will be the Senior Vice President of Business Development and Dealer Relations, a newly created position to help cultivate business opportunities. Edwin Black has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

For the past year and a half, Kromer has been the Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Customer Support and was responsible for growing Blackhawk’s Pratt & Whitney PT6A New Engine upgrade market for a variety of Turboprop aircraft such as the King Air and Caravan. He will now focus on packaging Blackhawk’s engineering services and composite manufacturing capabilities to the aviation industry. In making the announcement, Jim Allmon, President and CEO, stated: “Bob’s career in general aviation has been spent inside various OEM operations, understanding the importance of bringing new and improved products to market as quickly as possible. His experience to liaison the needs of OEM groups with our core competencies will help all parties achieve higher levels of success.” Kromer, a former flight test engineer, has expansive experience working for vibrant aviation companies such as Piper and Mooney.

Edwin Black, a veteran of Blackhawk has served as Director of Marketing, Global Sales Director and most recently as Vice President of Domestic Sales. He will oversee all global aspects of Marketing and Sales and manage Blackhawk’s network of over 60 worldwide authorized distributors and installation centers. “For over 15 years, our customers have been singing the praises of our Pratt & Whitney PT6A XP engine upgrade programs” said Jim Allmon, President and CEO of Blackhawk. “Edwin has been deeply involved in Blackhawk’s marketing and sales successes. I am confident he will continue to highlight the value centers our new engine programs provide while maintaining our brand as a source for innovation and aftermarket upgrades.” Prior to Black joining Blackhawk, he was the Marketing and Sales Director at Raisbeck Engineering, a provider of many King Air aerodynamic performance systems. His aviation experience offers a broad perspective on airframe and power-plant improvements.