Cirrus Aircraft has named Patrick Waddick executive vice president, Chief Operating Officer.
Waddick previously served as executive vice president of operations at the Duluth, Minn.-based company.
“For many years now Pat’s significant contributions to Cirrus have been instrumental to our success,” said Brent Wouters, president and CEO. “Time and again Pat has delivered on-budget and on-schedule results within our major development and manufacturing programs. As COO, his increased role and scope of responsibility come at an ideal time as we transition the Vision Jet from strictly a research and development project into detailed design and initial preparation for serial production”
Waddick joined Cirrus in 1988 contributing on the VK30 composite pusher-configuration aircraft. Transitioning to ST50 project engineering manager, he led a joint Cirrus/Israeli design team through early flight testing stages. Later as director of engineering, he was instrumental in the development and certification of the SR20 and SR22. He was named vice president of engineering in 1997 and promoted to senior vice president in 2005. Since September 2008, he has served as executive vice president, operations.
Waddick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Mechanics from the University of Wisconsin School of Engineering in 1989. He is an instrument-rated private pilot.
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