Wichita, KS — Rebecca A. Williams, who most recently managed Support Services for Cessna Aircraft Company’s McCauley Propeller Systems, has joined Yingling Aviation, the Wichita Mid-continent Airport-based fixed base operation (FBO) and Cessna Piston Engine Authorized Sales Representative, as Manager of the firm’s Propeller Department. Ms. Williams spent the past 12 years with Cessna in a variety of aftermarket and support positions.
“Rebecca is a proven leader with a solid record of building manufacturing efficiency,” said Lynn Nichols, Yingling’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “She also knows the marketplace, having been involved in customer service in the aviation industry throughout her career. Her diverse background and experience includes everything from analyzing warranty trends to negotiating contracts and leading production teams. She has benefitted from extensive in-house training at Cessna and at Apex Engineering and is extremely well-versed in the processes and products in our propeller operation. She is a valuable addition to the Yingling staff.”
Ms. Williams was educated at Wichita Area Technical College and is currently enrolled in the University of Phoenix. She began her professional career at Apex Engineering in 1994 as a Stock Room Supervisor and MRB Attendant. In 2000, she moved to Cessna as a Senior Quality Inspector. She moved into the company’s Aftermarket Sales department in 2002, holding positions of increasing responsibility over the next decade, culminating in the role of Manager, Warranty -- Vendor Recovery. She was named McCauley’s Manager of Support Services in 2010.
Since 1999 when Yingling was acquired by its current Chief Executive Officer Lynn Nichols, it has enhanced its relationship with Cessna by working closely with Cessna Aircraft Company to create business opportunities such as the installation of Oasis interiors in Cessna Caravan turboprops, collaborated on the development of specific maintenance programs for piston and turboprop models and become the most prolific supplier of Cessna parts in the world. In addition, the Wichita-based company also offers flight training through its Kansas Aviation Cessna Pilot Center and an exceptional selection of equipment, specialty items and gifts at its Aviator’s Attic store. Yingling employs more than 140 people. Yingling Aviation can be reached by calling (316) 943-3246 or on the web at yinglingaviation.com.