St. Louis, Missouri, April 24, 2008 – Midcoast’s President Kurt Sutterer has been named vice chairman of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) for the 2008-2009 term.
Continuing a long-standing history of service to NATA, Sutterer becomes the fourth Midcoast executive to serve on NATA’s board of directors. Sutterer was elected to the board in March 2007 at the organization’s annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. He is slated to become chairman of NATA for the 2009-2010 terms.
“Our members are very fortunate to have someone of Kurt’s character, intellect and ability on NATA’s board,” said NATA President James K. Coyne. “Kurt’s election as vice chairman recognizes both his talent and the importance of Midcoast to the aviation industry,” Coyne added. “We will benefit tremendously from his vast experience in this critical service business.” “Midcoast Aviation and NATA share a common focus. Both organizations are dedicated to safety and are committed to advocacy on behalf of the business aviation community,” said Sutterer. “I am honored by my election to the board and look forward to playing an active role in advancing the ideals and objectives of NATA.”
Sutterer joined Midcoast Aviation in 1981 and held various positions of increasing responsibility prior to his appointment as the company’s president in November 2004. He also serves as Jet Aviation’s president for all MRO and completions operations in North America, including newly acquired Savannah Air Center. He is a graduate of Linn State Technical College and a licensed A&P mechanic.
Midcoast Aviation, an affiliate of the Jet Aviation Group of Companies, is a full-service AS9100-certified aircraft maintenance, modifications and completions provider. Midcoast provides a full spectrum of services, including maintenance; avionics; electrical and mechanical engineering; avionics design and integration; interior design; airborne office, information and entertainment systems; hand-crafted cabinetry; custom upholstering; composites; sheet metal; state-of-the-art downdraft paint facility and certification. Currently, Midcoast is building a new 145,000-sq-ft hangar to support narrow body completions, which will bring the company’s hangar space at St. Louis Downtown Airport near St. Louis, Missouri, to nearly 650,000 sq ft. For more information about Midcoast, visit www.midcoastaviation.com.