Chuck Wiplinger has been appointed president of Wipaire, Inc.
In a recent meeting to employees, Gene DePalma, assistant to the CEO, announced that the Board of Directors has elected Chuck to the new post. “Chuck is now ready to begin taking on more responsibility,” stated DePalma.
Wiplinger began working for Wipaire in 1996 in the aircraft maintenance department while attending school. He has held various positions in Wipaire since graduating from the University of Minnesota in Aerospace Engineering. Most recently, he has served as executive vice president in charge of operations. Chuck is the third generation of Wiplingers to lead the South St. Paul, Minn.-based company.
In addition, Chuck has established his executive team to be Pat Garfield as vice president of operations, Rich Adler as vice president of engineering and Fred Vagts as vice president and chief financial officer.
For more than 50 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the de Havilland Twin Otter as well as over 100 Supplemental Type Certificates for a variety of useful aircraft modifications. In addition, Wipaire is a service leader in other areas, including aircraft maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior refinishing.
For more information: 651-209-7168 or Wipaire.com