MOLINE, Ill., Dec. 13, 2010 --- Elliott Aviation, a Moline, Ill.-based business aviation services company, today announced that 33-year industry veteran Rich Baeder has joined the company as vice president and general manager at Elliott’s headquarters facility at Quad City International Airport (MLI). Baeder joins Elliott Aviation from Duncan Aviation, Lincoln, Neb., where he was recently manager of government and special programs.
“Rich brings vast knowledge and proven leadership experience in our key operations of service, avionics, paint and interior services,” said Wynn Elliott, Chairman and CEO, Elliott Aviation. “We are excited to have him leading the charge here at our Moline facility.”
“I am excited to be a part of this team. Elliott Aviation has a 75 year tradition of hard-working, innovative people providing exceptional customer service,” said Baeder. “Our impressive array of capabilities and expertise are on par with anyone in the industry, and have us positioned very well for future success.”
Baeder, a licensed pilot and certified A&P mechanic, has 33 years of aviation experience, beginning with his service in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1977. Baeder joined Duncan Aviation in 1981 and served as airframe services manager and Vice President of aircraft & FBO services. From 1998-2008, he served as a member of the Duncan Aviation leadership team, providing leadership and expertise in the areas of airframe, engine, paint, line and customer service.
He and his wife, Ann, have two sons.
Elliott Aviation is a full-service business aviation center offering a complete menu of high quality products and services. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, Ill., Des Moines, Iowa, Minneapolis, Minn., and Omaha, Neb. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA), and has been selling and servicing business aircraft since 1936.
Crabtree’s 28 years of avionics experience started when he was an Avionics Technician in the US Navy.
The announcement comes shortly after Elliott Aviation revealed plans to create 50 new positions by 2015.
Camp, who served as regional sales manager for Elliott Aviation from the company’s Omaha, Neb. facility from 2009 to 2010, has more than 21 years’ experience in the aviation industry.