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ICON Aircraft

Company Mission

ICON Aircraft’s mission is to accelerate the democratization of personal flight and 3-D mobility. ICON creates consumer-friendly, safe, technologically advanced aircraft that make the adventure of flying more accessible to mainstream consumers.

ICON’s first aircraft is the A5, an amphibious sport plane that fuses outstanding aeronautical engineering with world-class product design and unprecedented safety features. The A5 is the world’s first production aircraft that is spin-resistant, making it arguably one of the safest small aircraft ever created. The A5 has won some of the world’s most prestigious design awards and has inspired a global following.

ICON Careers

Do you want to change the world?

Are you extraordinarily talented and driven? Do you thrive in challenging situations and know how to make things happen? Can you lead? Do you want to be part of something bigger than yourself? Do you want to build relationships through shared accomplishments that will last you a lifetime? Do you want to surround yourself with other rockstar talent who accept only results and never excuses?

Leadership

Founder

Kirk Hawkins

Before graduating from Stanford Business School in 2005 and founding ICON, Kirk flew F-16s in the U.S. Air Force and 767s for American Airlines. Prior to the USAF, he worked in both aviation and aerospace engineering most of his early career. After earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, he was the Director of Engineering at an aerospace contractor before returning for his Masters in Engineering from Stanford University in 1995, specializing in manufacturing. Kirk grew up racing motocross and has been an avid sport and flying enthusiast for 25 years. He has built and flown ultralight and experimental aircraft, and has logged nearly 1000 skydives. Kirk is also a seaplane instructor pilot with hundreds of hours bush flying in Alaska. Today he is an active snowboarder, wake-boarder, and SCUBA diver, as well as a devoted member of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America for more than 10 years.

President / COO

Thomas Wieners

Thomas Wieners joined ICON following eight years at Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) in operations roles that culminated with his overseeing the construction and operation of a 1,300-employee, $100M CAD greenfield production facility in Queretaro, Mexico. He began his career at Audi AG, and then spent five years at DaimlerChrysler AG in various quality and manufacturing management roles. He studied Mechanical Engineering at Heilbronn University and holds a Diplom-Betriebswirt in General Management and Business Administration from Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

EVP, Business Development & Owner Experience

David Crook

David Crook leads ICON’s revenue generating functions, including Sales, Marketing, Service and Flight Operations. As a founding investor and CFO, David has been part of the executive team leading ICON through every phase of its extraordinary growth. David’s diverse background includes manufacturing management at General Electric and commercial finance at GE Capital and CW Capital. Prior to running Revenue at ICON, David led the Finance and Business Development Departments. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University and an MBA from UCLA.

VP, Human Resources

Tina Rulo

Tina Rulo serves as ICON’s Vice President of Human Resources. As a member of the executive team, Tina brings more than 20 years of Human Resources experience to her role. Prior to joining ICON, Tina ran her own consulting practice for eight years. Her clients were small to medium high-tech companies in California and New Mexico. She also served as VP, Human Resources for companies such as Eclipse Aviation, Hyperion Solutions and VLSI Technology. In these companies she was responsible for all aspects of HR and managed a worldwide team of HR professionals. Tina’s areas of expertise include compensation, benefits, organizational development, talent acquisition and executive coaching.

VP, Operations

Verónica Rubio Malo

Verónica Rubio Malo serves as ICON’s VP of Operations and Head of Manufacturing. As a member of the executive team, Verónica is responsible for managing the Manufacturing and Supply Chain functions, overseeing production facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. Prior to joining ICON, she worked in serial production multicultural environments for fifteen years, holding leadership and operations roles in variety of industries, including power sports. She has a bachelor’s degree in International Business, a post graduate degree in Logistics & Supply Chain from ITESM Campus Querétaro and an MBA from La Trobe University in Australia.

Sr Director, Sales, Marketing, Flight Ops & Service

Warren Curry

Warren Curry leads ICON’s Sales, Marketing, Flight Operations, and Internal Service Support.  Warren joined ICON in 2017 and has served in different capacities to include ICON Flight Center Director, Certified Flight Instructor, and Senior Director of Sales, East Region. Warren retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22 years of service. Warren was a Marine Corps pilot, flew the AH-1W and the MV-22B, served as a Commanding Officer, and spent several years in Special Operations.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Army War College.

ICON Production

With a composites facility located in Tijuana, Mexico and a final assembly facility located in Vacaville, CA, ICON production is up and running. For an inside look at ICON Manufacturing, watch our Composite and Final Assembly videos.

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Technique

A Technical Tour de Force

Combining industry leading experience in carbon fiber and composite production with state of the art machinery allows ICON to create the ICON A5. The fuselage is built in ICON’s own facility, created and managed to produce the A5.
Execution

Meticulous Attention to Detail

Once internal structural components are bonded in, major composite subassemblies such as the fuselage and wings are ready for paint and bodywork.
Scalability

Scaling a Commercial Product

ICON has over 400,000 square feet in manufacturing space, allowing us to control the quality of our production process from onset all the way through to final testing. To date, ICON has completed over 100 aircraft.

A Product of Passion

Production Facility Tours

ICON’s Vacaville, CA production facility is open to deposit holders and owners by appointment only. Contact a Product Specialist to schedule your visit.

Fly on our Wing

ICON is building partners across the country. Join our mission to spread the excitement of adventure flying.

Partner with ICON

Join our growing network of world-class Aircraft Service and Flight Training partners.

Invest in ICON

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