A Change In Command At Piper Aircraft

Published in Midwest Flyer Magazine June/July 2021
Online Issue

VERO BEACH, FLA. – Simon Caldecott, President and CEO of Piper Aircraft for more than 10 years, has retired. Replacing him effective April 6, 2021 is John Calcagno, who will serve as acting President and CEO.

Calcagno brings a wealth of experience to this role, having most recently served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the past 11 years, responsible for all financial reporting, treasury and company cash management functions, as well as information technology and enterprise resource planning. 

Calcagno began his career in the audit practice of PriceWaterhouseCoopers. His career also took him to The Acerra Consortium, Alltel (Supply) Communications Products, Coca-Cola, and C.R. Bard before he accepted his position at Piper Aircraft.

Calcagno holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, with minor emphasis in Political Science from Southern Illinois University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Additionally, he is an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Air Force.

“I know that I speak for everyone at Piper Aircraft in thanking Simon for his leadership and tireless dedication to the company,” said Calcagno. “I am incredibly excited to assume this new role and for the future of the company. We have an exceptionally talented team at Piper Aircraft that is focused on taking decisive actions to transform the business, continuing to innovate our products in new and diverse ways, and unlocking future growth opportunities. I look forward to leading the company and continuing our great tradition of precision manufacturing and delivering best-in-class airplanes.”

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