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September 30, 2008
By Ian J. Twombly
Mooney named Robert B. Gowens its new CEO late last week. Dennis Ferguson will remain on as president. Gowens brings extensive experience from the marine industry, serving as high as CEO, Mooney said. “He has the expertise and practical, hands-on experience to help us move to the next level of efficiency and profitability,” said Chairman of the Board Steve E. Karol.
Gowens is a graduate of Kent State University in Ohio. He has served as a consultant to the manufacturing industry, CEO of a boat manufacturing company, vice president of sales and marketing at Mercury Marine’s Mercruiser Business Unit, and president of Evinrude/Johnson Outboard Engines. Mooney said it chose Gowens because he “understands how to preserve and enhance the value of a company like Mooney in a challenging business environment because he’s done it before.”
Cessna reports "strong deliveries" of the new TTx since being awarded an FAA type certificate in June, and Brazil has followed suit.
NetJets has added a new safety feature to its long-range fleet: a doctor who is always in.
Shell announced Dec. 3 the development of an unleaded aviation fuel that will be submitted for certification as a "performance drop-in" avgas replacement.
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