AeroVironment Announces Retirement of General Manager Kirk Flittie

SIMI VALLEY, Calif.--()--AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV), a global leader in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for both defense and commercial applications, today announced the retirement of Kirk Flittie, senior vice president and general manager. Flittie will retire due to health reasons on July 13, 2019 and will provide consulting services for a period of time thereafter to support his transition.

“Our Board of Directors and senior management team thank Kirk Flittie for his service to the company,” said Wahid Nawabi, AeroVironment president and chief executive officer. “Kirk has invested more than 20 years into supporting our customers and developing our people. His servant leadership and positive attitude left an indelible impact that will continue to benefit AeroVironment for years to come. We wish him the best in his retirement.”

About AeroVironment, Inc.

AeroVironment (NASDAQ: AVAV) provides customers with more actionable intelligence so they can proceed with certainty. Based in California, AeroVironment is a global leader in unmanned aircraft systems and tactical missile systems, and serves defense, government and commercial customers. For more information visit www.avinc.com.

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AeroVironment, Inc.
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Release Summary

AeroVironment Announces Retirement of General Manager Kirk Flittie

Contacts

AeroVironment, Inc.
Steven Gitlin
+1 (850) 520-8350
pr@avinc.com

Mark Boyer
For AeroVironment, Inc.
+1 (310) 229-5596
mark@boyersyndicate.com