Danny Maldonado was named chief commercial officer in January 2024, and is responsible for all of Bell’s global commercial aircraft sales, aftermarket solutions and customer service, and the Bell Training Academy. He previously served as president and chief executive officer of Textron Financial Corporation for nine years before returning to Bell.
Danny brings more than 30 years of experience in leadership roles encompassing sales, business development, customer support and finance at Textron. Prior to leading Textron Financial, Maldonado served as Bell’s executive vice president of sales and marketing since 2012. He joined Textron in 1990 as associate collections administrator, progressing to numerous finance and sales management positions, including several projects in Latin America and Europe. He led major improvement initiatives at Bell, such as enhanced sales and marketing programs, the integration of diverse customer support operations, and expansion of credit sources for our international customers.
Maldonado earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Saint Mary’s University in 1988 and an MBA from Texas Christian University in 2007. Additionally, he has completed Textron's Growth Leadership Program at Ohio State University, and the Thunderbird Executive Leadership Program at the Garvin School of International Management.