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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

Jason Huang

Jason serves as ICON’s President and has more than 30 years of engineering and management experience in the manufacturing and software industries. He has deep experience in the R&D process, hands-on experience in product development from inception to delivery, and a proven track record of creating high performing teams. Prior to joining ICON, Jason worked at EMC and OpenText as Head of Cloud Platform Engineering & Operations. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Queen Mary University of London and an MS and BS in Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

SVP, Operations

Stéphan D’haene

Stéphan joined ICON in July 2021 and brings more than 25 years of aerospace, powersports and automotive expertise to his role. As Senior VP Operations, Stéphan oversees all manufacturing operations, final assembly, quality control and certification compliance. The SVP Operations also ensures a best-in-class experience at ICON’s Service facilities.

Before joining ICON, Stéphan held several positions, including Commercial Director and interim CEO at European light sport aircraft companies BlackWing in Sweden and most recently Porto Aviation Group in Italy.

Stéphan has in-depth experience in composite manufacturing and aircraft certification programs. With years of experience across both operations and engineering, Stéphan has managed aircraft configuration processes, vendor selection, and supply chain negotiations and also has experience managing avionics integrations as well as aircraft customization programs.

Prior to his aerospace experience, Stéphan held positions in the powersports industry, with almost 10 years at BRP in various roles including aftersales, product management, regulatory, marketing, and country management. A hands-on leader, Stéphan managed the only powerboat racing team ever to win the legendary 24h of Rouen for BRP in 2006 and was highly involved in the development of the advanced powerplant.

He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, speaks 5 languages, is a licensed pilot with more than 1,000 flight hours, and has piloted seaplanes on the famous Lake Como in Italy.

VP, Engineering  

Todd Bevan

Todd Bevan leads ICON’s engineering team, as well as the certification and research and development teams.  As a member of the executive team, Todd brings nearly 30 years of diverse Aerospace Engineering experience, working on aircraft such as the Beech Starship, the Lancair Columbia, the Lockheed-Martin F-35, and the Epic Aircraft E1000.  Todd graduated with honors from The Wichita State University with a bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering.

VP, Sales, Flight Ops & Owner Experience

Warren Curry

Warren Curry leads ICON’s Sales, Marketing, Flight Operations, and Owner Experience teams.  Warren joined ICON in 2017 and has held several roles during his tenure including Director of ICON Flight Center Tampa, Director of Sales, East Region, and Sr. Director of ICON Sales. Warren retired from the United States Marine Corps after 22 years of service. While on Active Duty, he flew the AH-1W and the MV-22B and was Commanding Officer of an MV-22B squadron. He also spent several years working in Special Operations.  Warren holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from John Carroll University and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.

VP, Marketing and Corporate Strategy  

Jerry Meyer

Jerry Meyer has led ICON’s Marketing team since 2018. Jerry joined ICON in March of 2016 and previously served as the Director of Sales for the Western U.S.

Jerry graduated from Duke University with a BS in Civil Engineering and was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Navy through NROTC. After earning his wings as a Naval Aviator, Jerry first flew the E-2C Hawkeye and then the T-45 Goshawk for more than 9 years on active duty and 3 years in the U.S. Naval Reserves, accumulating more than 2,200 flight hours, 23 combat missions, and 200+ arrested landings on aircraft carriers around the world. After leaving active duty in 2007, Jerry earned his MBA in Marketing and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and worked in Brand Management for P&G on the Tide brand. He subsequently held roles as VP of Marketing and General Manager for Legal Resources, a leading regional voluntary benefits business, prior to joining ICON in 2016.

Jerry is a commercially rated land and seaplane pilot and CFI/CFII. He can often be found flying media demos and prospective customers in Long Beach Harbor, just off the coast of Southern California, where he lives with his wife and four children.

Chief Pilot/Manager, Flight Ops & Training

Genesah Duffy

Genesah served four years as an Interior Communications Electrician in the United States Navy, supporting the Pacific Submarine Force out of Naval Base Guam. Shortly after her service, she began to pursue a career in aviation, achieving her Commercial Fixed Wing, Certified Flight Instructor, and Private Rotorcraft – Helicopter Ratings, along with an Aviation Administration Degree. Originally from Miami, Genesah was immediately drawn to the versatility of the ICON A5. She began as an Instructor Pilot in 2017, demoing potential customers in the A5 and showing them Florida in a way never imaginable. Over the years she has taken on the roles as Chief Instructor Pilot, Manager of Flight Operations and Training and now, ICON’s Chief Pilot, overseeing over 20 pilots nationwide to support training, sales, and marketing initiatives.

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.

Commitment to Quality

Icon Aircraft will provide unparalleled customer purchasing and support experience through a commitment to quality, innovation, on-time delivery, dedication, with service and support second to none. Continuous improvement and product development will be achieved through employee investment and recognition. ICON will continue to build a workforce with the knowledge and skills to deliver the ultimate experience in Light-Sport Aircraft ownership, focused on getting it right the first time, every time.

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