Annemarie Mercedes HeikenwälderAnnemarie Mercedes Heikenwälder: Aircraft Sales Manager, Diamond Aircraft
Annemarie, who was named as one of WINGS’ Top 20 Under 40 recipients in 2017, is currently helping to lead aircraft sales at Diamond Aircraft in London, Ontario, which is a world leader in the manufacturing of composite aircraft.
Diamond Aircraft uses proprietary lead-free jet fuel piston engines, made by Austro Engine GmbH (a 100% subsidiary of Diamond Aircraft Austria), for the DA40, DA42 and DA62. More than 5,000 Diamond airplanes are flown by private pilots, professional flight training operators and institutions worldwide.
Mercedes Heikenwälder previously served as the manager of sales and business development for FBO CYHU H-18 services. When she began her role there, occupancy at the hangar was sitting at some 40 per cent, but within two years, she had brought the occupancy level to a 100 per cent. She also enabled H-18 to be widely recognized now by clients, customers and competitors for its high safety standards, service excellence and more.
After receiving her Bachelor Degree from the University of Ottawa, Heikenwälder completed her IATA Aviation management certificate from Stanford University in 2017. She also currently serves as an international trustee for the Aviation Accreditation Board International.