AeroVironment Announces Resignation of Chief
March 31, 2010 10:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time
MONROVIA, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) (NASDAQ:AVAV) today
announced the resignation of Stephen C. Wright from his position as senior vice president and chief financial officer
effective March 31, 2010. Wright is leaving AV to pursue other business opportunities.
The company also announced that effective March 31, 2010, Jikun Kim has been appointed interim chief financial
officer. Kim has served the company as vice president and controller since June 2009.
Tim Conver, AV’s chairman and chief executive officer, said, “Steve Wright’s financial stewardship successfully
supported AV’s rapid growth and prepared the company to operate in the public equity markets. On behalf of the
board of directors and AV’s team members, I thank Steve for his contributions and wish him well in his future
Wright will remain with the company through the end of its current fiscal year, which concludes on April 30.
Prior to joining AV, Jikun Kim served with the Raytheon Company for more than eight years, most recently as chief
financial officer of Raytheon Vision Systems, a $240 million business. Kim earned an MBA from Columbia Business
School, a master’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Los Angeles and a
bachelor’s of science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley.
About AeroVironment, Inc. (AV)
Building on a history of technological innovation, AV designs, develops, produces and supports an advanced
portfolio of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and efficient electric energy systems. Agencies of the U.S.
Department of Defense and allied military services use the company’s battery-powered, hand-launched UAS to
provide situational awareness to tactical operating units through real-time, airborne reconnaissance, surveillance and
target acquisition. AV’s clean transpor