Summit Aviation Adds New Vice President to Leadership Team

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has hired Lou Karnes as its new Vice President of Government and Defense Aircraft Services.

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

Mr. Karnes’ 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 Program Manager.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Management, and he also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Delaware.