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Raisbeck Engineering names new chief

RaisbeckMike McConnell, formerly with Eclipse Aviation, Mooney Aircraft Corp., and Dell Computer Corp., has joined Raisbeck Engineering as president. The firm provides wing and fuselage modifications to improve performance for Learjet, King Air, Boeing and Airbus airliners, and Twin Otter aircraft.

McConnell most recently was president of the customer division for Eclipse Aviation. “Mike is a proven aerospace industry veteran who has helped companies realize their full potential through his leadership of sales, marketing, and customer relationships,” said James Raisbeck, CEO of Raisbeck Engineering. “He is the right fit for Raisbeck Engineering today. He will lead our company’s continued growth with a focus on our customers, our dealers, our OEMs, and our products. I am grateful he has chosen to lead our company and its team through continued growth.”

Prior to Eclipse, McConnell was the senior vice president of strategic planning for Mooney Aircraft Corp., where he was responsible for worldwide marketing, sales, and product support activities. He began his business career at Dell Computer Corp. where he contributed to Dell’s record growth from $250 million to approximately $30 billion in annual revenues.

“My initial role here is to keep that focus on our customers, make sure our products stay cutting-edge, and grow the many partner relationships with the industry’s OEMs that Raisbeck has built through the year,” McConnell said.

Alton Marsh
Alton K. Marsh
Freelance journalist
Alton K. Marsh is a former senior editor of AOPA Pilot and is now a freelance journalist specializing in aviation topics.

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