Mooney Airplane Co. 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, he now leads the maintenance, retrofit and repair work of the service center based at the factory.
A native of Lancashire, UK, 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 joining Mooney, he 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.
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