Lou Karnes is the new VP Government and Defense Aircraft Services of Summit Aviation

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Aug 14, 2018: Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, has appointed Lou Karnes as its new vice president of Government and Defense Aircraft Services.

A military veteran and experienced aviator, Karnes recently retired after more than 21 years in the US Army where he most recently served as the Product manager for the MH-60M Special Operations Forces (SOF) Blackhawk.

lou karnes“We are thrilled to have this exceptional leader, aviator and communicator join our team at Summit,” said Ralph Kunz, vice president and general manager of Summit Aviation.

“Lou brings to the table years of hands-on experience that I believe will help propel our Government Services to the next level.”

His prior experience also includes serving as an H-47 series operational pilot and maintenance test pilot with multiple combat deployments, and more than 10 years as an Army Acquisition officer with experience as a Government Flight Representative and chief of Flight Operations at DCMA Boeing Philadelphia and SOF support as a Programme manager.

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