Moline, IL, January 31, 2012 - Elliott Aviation, a leader in a diverse set of business aviation services is proud to announce the addition of Mike Fetcko as Avionics Manager to the Elliott Aviation team in the Quad Cities.
Mike brings nearly 20 years of avionics experience to Elliott Aviation beginning with his tour of duty in the US Navy in 1994 as an avionics technician working on F18s. Mike’s civilian career started in 1998 with Duncan Aviation where he was an avionics installation technician and systems engineer. Following his term with Duncan, Mike worked as a systems design engineer with Great Lakes Aviation and as a private contractor.
“I’m looking forward to working with the highly-skilled avionics team at Elliott Aviation,” said Fetcko. “They have a high-level of experience and attention to detail in the avionics department that sets them apart from most companies, by doing such things as building all wiring harnesses in house and using the latest laser technology for wiring identification. I’m hoping to use my experience to find ways to improve productivity, reduce downtime and focus on new product developments in the field.”
“Mike has a very strong background in all aspects of avionics,” said Rich Baeder, VP and General Manager for Elliott Aviation’s Moline headquarters. “His technical, managerial and leadership experience will further enhance our position as being an industry leader in avionics modifications and installations.”
Mike will be located at Elliott Aviation headquarters in Moline, IL.
Elliott Aviation is a full-service business aviation center offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint and interior. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. 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.
Conrad Theisen has been promoted to Avionics Sales Manager and Mike Warren to Maintenance Sales Manager, at Elliott's headquarters of Moline, IL.
Baeder, a licensed pilot and A&P mechanic, has 33 years of aviation experience, beginning with his service in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1977.