February 16, 2010, Kerrville, Texas— Mooney Airplane Company has named John Elliott Senior Manager, Factory Service Center. Formerly the Director of Manufacturing Support with responsibility for manufacturing engineering, tooling, NC programming and maintenance, Mr. Elliott now leads the maintenance, retrofit and repair work of the service center based at the factory.
“Mooney is pleased to have John as lead in the Factory Service Center,” said Chad Nelson, Vice President Operations. “John brings a wealth of aviation and manufacturing knowledge having a management background that includes M7 Aerospace, Parker Hannifin and Teledyne Ryan.”
A native of Lancashire, UK, Mr. Elliott first served as a tool making apprentice with British Aerospace. Gates Learjet in Tucson brought him to the US in 1980. He has subsequently worked with McDonnell Douglas on the C-17, Bombardier in Canada, Fokker in Germany and IAI in Israel.
Prior to Mooney, Mr. Elliott was Director of Manufacturing for M7 Aerospace. His experience also includes positions in the management team with Parker Hannifin in San Diego and Manufacturing Engineering Manager with Teledyne Ryan where he worked on the Apache helicopter fuselage in a sub-contract to Boeing. Residents of Kerrville, Texas, John and wife Stacy have three children and four grandchildren between them. True to his home country, John is an avid fan of the Preston North End English league football club.
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His selection follows the resignation of Gretchen L. Jahn on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006.
Mooney Airplane Company has added Maintenance Air Service GmbH (MAS) based at Flugplatz Leutkirch, Germany, to its authorized service center network.
Missy Dominguez was promoted to the position of Warranty Manager, and Glenda Thompson replaces Ms. Dominguez as Supply Chain Specialist which includes service parts support.