Mooney Aerospace Group, Ltd. Names Dennis Ferguson Chief
The Board of Directors of the Mooney Aerospace Group, Ltd. tells
ANN that Dennis E. Ferguson has been appointed CEO of Mooney
Airplane Company. His selection follows the resignation of Gretchen
L. Jahn (pictured below) today, September 26th, 2006.
"We are very pleased that Dennis Ferguson is joining the Mooney
team," said Steven E. Karol, Chairman of the Mooney Aerospace Group
Board of Directors.
"Dennis brings a strong background in the aviation industry and
experience in transitioning a small, entrepreneurial company into a
significant force in the marketplace. Mooney is ready to take the
next step in its revitalization, having improved its market share,
operational efficiencies and brand recognition over the past three
years," he added. With the announcement of the turbo-normalized
Acclaim, in April, Mooney also regained its position as the
manufacturer of the fastest single-engine piston aircraft.
Mr. Ferguson has
extensive experience within the aviation industry prior to coming
to Mooney. He spent nearly a decade as President of Airshow, Inc.,
an avionics manufacturing company that provides integrated
information systems and services for business jets and commercial
airlines. Prior to that, he was a Vice President at
Dynatech/Acterna Corporation, where he was responsible for
developing the company's aviation markets and growing the aviation
business unit's value.
Mr. Ferguson introduced lean manufacturing in two plant
locations, significantly streamlining processes, reducing
manufacturing costs and increasing product quality.
Mr. Ferguson is a former member of the United States Air Force.
He is a graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado
Springs, Colorado with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Engineering
Science. He also received a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in
Systems Management from the University of Southern California, Los