Welcome!

News Feed Item

Mooney's Management Leadership Team Takes Shape

CEO, Dr. Jerry Chen Confident About the Future of Mooney

KERRVILLE, Texas, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Upon taking the reins of Mooney International, every minute of every day has been busy for CEO, Dr. Jerry Chen. Now, after many dormant years and with great fanfare around the aviation industry, he recently fired up manufacturing and the line is moving. And while systems, technology and manufacturing processes have occupied Dr. Chen's time, he has been very intent on building out his leadership team that will help take the Company into the future.

"The key players are all finally in place," said Dr. Chen. "This is among the most experienced leadership teams in general aviation. They bring not only expertise to their roles, but they have tremendous passion for our vision. From here, I feel very confident about building out the rest of the organization around this team."

Meet the Mooney Leadership Team:

Dr. Jerry Chen, Chief Executive Officer: No stranger to aviation, Dr. Jerry Chen possesses two Masters and a Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Dr. Chen looks forward to providing strategic leadership for Mooney International to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans, and policies to grow the company. Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Chen was an advisor for the USC AeroDesign Team and a frequent lecturer for 10 years at USC.

Dr. Chen's past research and industry work include the Aerodynamic studies and Aircraft Design, Nonlinear Dynamic and Control Systems, Mechoptronics, the KillerBee UAV program, Unmanned Helicopter Autopilot Control System Design, Control of Micro-Satellites, Low-speed Wind Tunnel Testing, Supersonic Shock-tube Experimentation, and 6-Degree-of-Freedom Robotic Arm Dynamics and Control.

Barry Hodkin, Chief Financial Officer: With Mooney since 2003, Mr. Hodkin brings a strong sense of continuity to the organization where, for the past five years, he oversaw all business functions of the Mooney operation. He is a Certified Global Management Accountant. Prior to joining Mooney in 2003, he worked for multi-national companies on a global basis and served in senior financial and general management capacities. Mr. Hodkin will be responsible for all aspects of financial management and reporting together with responsibility for the Human Resource and Information Technology functions.

Tom Bowen, Chief Operating Officer:  Mooney welcomes back Mr. Bowen, who served as the interim Chief Operating Officer in the early 2000's. As a longtime pilot, mechanic and engineer, Mr. Bowen's expertise will allow him to cover lots of territory at Mooney, sans the "interim". He will oversee engineering, quality, sales and marketing and various associated functions.

Mr. Bowen has been in the aircraft industry since starting with Swearingen Aircraft as a Systems Engineer in 1983. Since then, he has worked with a number of aircraft companies focused on small and medium aircraft design, certification and manufacturing including Mooney, Columbia, Cessna and Lancair.

Chad Nelson, Chief Manufacturing Officer: Mr. Nelson, has been with Mooney for the past ten years.  As Vice President of Operations he led the Company lean transformation and was able to increase efficiencies in production by over thirty percent. Serving in his new capacity, Mr. Nelson will continue to oversee all aspects of manufacturing and supply chain. Before joining Mooney in 2004, he served in the United States Marine Corps for 22 years, (A6E Bombardier/Navigator, F/A18D WSO, Forward Air Controller).

Dr. Neal Pfeiffer, Chief Technical Officer: With a Ph.D in Aeronautical Engineering, Dr. Pfeiffer brings a vast range of experience to the Mooney management team where he will oversee R & D of new technologies and then help integrate them into the Company. Over the last five years, Dr. Pfeiffer has served as a product development consultant for Cessna, Learjet, Cirrus, Piper and Boeing. Prior to his consultancy, he served as a Principal Engineering Fellow and managed Advanced Design for six years at Beech Aircraft.

"With the line moving and this team in place," said Chen, "we can now start to make some serious progress toward our goal of building a world-class operation."

Currently the Company has more than 70 employees working at the Kerrville, TX manufacturing facilitates. While not officially exhibiting at Sun 'n Fun, Dr. Chen and the leadership team from Mooney will be in attendance at the event. A special reception for invited guests will be held on Friday, April 4th.

About Mooney
Mooney International Corporation has manufactured and delivered more than 11,000 aircraft worldwide. The Company manufactures the fastest single engine airplane in the industry. Today, more than 7,800 customers in the United States and 1,000 more overseas fly these proven, high-performance airplanes. For more information, visit www.mooney.com.

CONTACT: John Nohe
Mooney Public Relations
[email protected] 
o: 913.327.0055
m: 816.304.6717

SOURCE Mooney International Corp

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Isomorphic Software will exhibit at DevOps Summit at 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Isomorphic Software provides the SmartClient HTML5/AJAX platform, the most advanced technology for building rich, cutting-edge enterprise web applications for desktop and mobile. SmartClient combines the productivity and performance of traditional desktop software with the simp...
The 19th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportuni...
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Kubernetes, Docker and containers are changing the world, and how companies are deploying their software and running their infrastructure. With the shift in how applications are built and deployed, new challenges must be solved. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at19th Cloud Expo, Sebastian Scheele, co-founder of Loodse, will discuss the implications of containerized applications/infrastructures and their impact on the enterprise. In a real world example based on Kubernetes, he will show how to ...
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
Extreme Computing is the ability to leverage highly performant infrastructure and software to accelerate Big Data, machine learning, HPC, and Enterprise applications. High IOPS Storage, low-latency networks, in-memory databases, GPUs and other parallel accelerators are being used to achieve faster results and help businesses make better decisions. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at NVIDIA, focused on some of the unique ways extreme computing is...
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
DevOps at Cloud Expo, taking place Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long dev...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
I wanted to gather all of my Internet of Things (IOT) blogs into a single blog (that I could later use with my University of San Francisco (USF) Big Data “MBA” course). However as I started to pull these blogs together, I realized that my IOT discussion lacked a vision; it lacked an end point towards which an organization could drive their IOT envisioning, proof of value, app dev, data engineering and data science efforts. And I think that the IOT end point is really quite simple…
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...