Conrad Theisen joined the Blackhawk team in 2021 to expand strategic opportunities within the avionics marketplace. He moved into this newly created position when Blackhawk purchased Columbia Avionics later the same year. With new engine STCs now requiring close collaboration with avionics OEMs such as Garmin or Collins Aerospace, he helps bridge the gap within Blackhawk.
Theisen brings 25 years of avionics expertise and experience working with OEMs from his former position, director of avionics sales at Elliott Aviation. During his tenure with Elliott, Thiesen was responsible for G1000 King Air retrofit programs and the Collins Aerospace Modernization upgrade on the King Air series aircraft. He reports directly to the Blackhawk Aerospace Executive Committee as he pursues avionics opportunities within general aviation and the government/military market.
Edwin Black joined Blackhawk in 2007, coming to the company after 9 years at Raisbeck Engineering where he’d most recently served as director of marketing and sales. A private pilot, Black’s passion for aviation product improvement is personal. After helping Raisbeck build a 50% King Air penetration with their upgrade kits, he joined Blackhawk out of interest in seeing further speed, safety, and value for the King Air. He enjoys the thrill of seeing customers experience the best performance possible from their aircraft and makes it a point to stay in touch with all his customers.
Black received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and is a licensed sky diver.
A Blackhawk Aerospace founding partner, Jim Allmon created the Blackhawk Aerospace brand and concept of upgrading turboprop aircraft with new, higher horsepower Pratt & Whitney engines. Prior to founding Blackhawk Aerospace in 1999, he served as the president and CEO of Aurora Aviation in Waco, Texas, an FBO offering aircraft sales, avionics, MRO and flight training. He has also served as president and CEO of Allmon Aviation and TulsaJet, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A pilot himself, Allmon follows the mantra of “quality and safety above profits, always.” Allmon’s favorite part of the job is solving customer issues and flying with them in their planes to witness their excitement first hand as they experience the power of a Blackhawk. He enjoys keeping an open door to any employee or customer, willing to roll up his sleeves and find solutions as quickly as possible.
Outside of Blackhawk Aerospace, together with his wife, Blackhawk EVP Lynnette Allmon, Allmon founded the Freedom Ball, an annual fundraising event for aviation scholarships that honors our veterans and active duty soldiers.