Wichita The president and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Co. in Wichita has resigned after almost 11 years with the company.
Textron announced on Monday that 52-year-old Jack Pelton resigned, effective June 1.
Pelton joined the business-jet manufacturer in 2000 as a senior vice president and became president and CEO seven years ago.
The Wichita Eagle reports that Textron chairman and CEO Scott Donnelly will run Cessna until Pelton's successor is selected.
A Textron spokesman says Pelton's sudden departure is a "straightforward retirement" and was not related to disappointing financial reports for the company in recent months.