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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:00 am

SANDPOINT — Quest Aircraft Company is pleased to announce several recent promotions of key personnel.

“These appointments will help Quest continue to focus on the company’s long-term strategy and also reflect these individuals’ contribution to the company,” Quest President and CEO Sam Hill said.

Hill announced the promotions of Paul Duff, Jason Eddy and Steve Zinda to vice presidents of their respective departments. Duff is vice president, Supply Chain; Eddy is vice president, engineering and operations; and Zinda serves as vice president, sales, marketing and customer service.

In addition, Kenny Stidham, who joined Quest in April 2005 as the engineering test pilot, has been promoted to the newly-created position of director of flight operations and safety.

Hill also announced several other management changes. These include Paul Branham, director, business development; Sherry DesRosier, director human resources; and Susan Jordan; director, finance.

“These individuals, along with all of our employees, are an integral part the company as we continue to expand the market penetration of the Kodiak, as well as enhance the product itself,” added Hill. “We are moving ahead on several modifications and refinements to the airplane as well as increasing our global presence. We see solid potential in a number of geographic regions for a versatile, multi-mission aircraft and are pursuing those opportunities accordingly.”

Quest Aircraft Company is the manufacturer of the Kodiak, a 10-place single engine turboprop utility airplane, designed for STOL use and float capability. Quest has seen strong market acceptance in key market segments, including personal use, Part 135 operations, government, and humanitarian organizations.

The company has also begun developing a special mission Kodiak, the Air Claw™, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, Quest was established in 2001 and began deliveries of the Kodiak in December 2007. For more information, please visit www.questaircraft.com

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