PRESS RELEASE | Blackhawk Aerospace Welcomes Maria Willis as Capture Manager

Blackhawk Aerospace Welcomes
Maria Willis As Capture Manager

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HUNTSVILLE, AL –May 5th, 2021– Blackhawk Aerospace is pleased to announce that Maria Willis has joined the Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions Team in Alabama in the position of Capture Manager.

Maria’s role within Blackhawk is to support the government and military division. Her duties will be to perform corporate business development by reviewing potential projects, evaluating competitors, assess win probabilities, build relationships with customers and vendors, set schedules for program bid process, and develop proposal strategies. Working with the VP of Business Development, Maria will be responsible for developing and executing capture strategies for assigned opportunities to secure contracts.

“When asked in my interview, ‘Why Blackhawk?,’ I had a very truthful answer; Why not Blackhawk? What Blackhawk does is quite frankly cool! Plain and simple,” said Willis. “Why not work with a team of aviation experts that have the knowledge and expertise to provide our military and government operations with not only fixed wing aircraft performance upgrades, but also cost-efficient solutions to obtain the upgrades? I’m very excited to be a part of the Blackhawk team!”

Maria has eight years of experience working as a Program Manager of Equipment and Information Technology at Contractor Service & Fabrication, Inc. Within this role, Maria gained knowledge in contract management and negotiation for the purpose of developing and maintaining cost efficient programs within organizations.

“We are very lucky to have Maria join our government operations office,” said Rory Crews, Vice President of Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions. “She has a proven, successful background in contract management and will serve a key role in the future of Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions as our Capture Manager.”

Maria can be reached by telephone at +1 (256) 616 3835, or via email at




About Blackhawk Aerospace

Blackhawk Aerospace is the global leader in providing aircraft upgrades, modifications, and performance enhancements for the turboprop fleet. Founded in Waco, Texas in 1999, Jim Allmon, Dale Griffin, and Matt Shieman first created Blackhawk Modifications, Inc. Since then, Blackhawk Aerospace Composites and Blackhawk Aerospace Solutions have been added to the Blackhawk Aerospace family. With over 900 XP Engine+ Upgrades delivered, Blackhawk Aerospace is one of the largest buyers of Pratt & Whitney PT6A turboprop engines in the world. A worldwide network of approved dealers and service support centers complements Blackhawk’s U.S. facilities. For more information, visit


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Lindsay Allmon | Director of Marketing
Blackhawk Aerospace
7601 Karl May Dr. | Waco, TX 76708
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