Rick Rogers and Jose Irizarry Join Elliott Aviation Team

March 22, 2024
Combined, they have over 50 years of experience and are well-established in the aviation industry.

Elliott Aviation has expanded their leadership team with the hiring of Rick Rogers, General Manager, and Jose Irizarry, Director, Quality and Safety.  With over 50 combined years of experience, they both are well-established in the aviation industry and their knowledge will be indispensable.   

“We are excited to welcome Rick and Jose to the Elliott team.  With Rick at the helm as General Manager of our Moline facility, his initial focus will be on streamlining current processes and ensuring exceptional customer service with each aircraft delivery.  He will be overseeing the entire maintenance 
operations, including service, avionics, interior completions and paint. ," said Dave Makowski, Chief 
Operating Officer at Elliott Aviation.  

Makowski continued, “Jose’s robust experience leading quality and safety efforts will be instrumental for our long-term growth plans.  He will be taking a strategic approach to our quality and safety culture ensuring best practices and continuous improvements across all five of our locations.”

Prior to joining Elliott, Rogers held the role of Head of Program Management – Cabin Completions and Aircraft MRO at Comlux.  Preceding Comlux, he was the Senior Manager of Customer Programs – Engine MRO at StandardAero.  Irizarry previously was the Director of Quality/Chief Inspector at both Hillwood Airways and Saudi Aramco as well as Aviation Safety Inspector/Principal Inspector with the FAA.