|By PR Newswire||
|March 3, 2014 12:38 PM EST||
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.
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
SOURCE Mooney International Corp
Deep learning has been very successful in social sciences and specially areas where there is a lot of data. Trading is another field that can be viewed as social science with a lot of data. With the advent of Deep Learning and Big Data technologies for efficient computation, we are finally able to use the same methods in investment management as we would in face recognition or in making chat-bots. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Gaurav Chakravorty, co-founder and Head of Strategy Development ...
Mar. 27, 2017 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,650
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
Mar. 27, 2017 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 3,989
Some people worry that OpenStack is more flash then substance; however, for many customers this could not be farther from the truth. No other technology equalizes the playing field between vendors while giving your internal teams better access than ever to infrastructure when they need it. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will talk through some real-world OpenStack deployments and look into the ways this can benefit customers of all sizes....
Mar. 27, 2017 02:30 PM EDT Reads: 4,277
SYS-CON Events announced today that CA Technologies has been named “Platinum Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. CA Technologies helps customers succeed in a future where every business – from apparel to energy – is being rewritten by software. From ...
Mar. 27, 2017 02:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,006
Interoute has announced the integration of its Global Cloud Infrastructure platform with Rancher Labs’ container management platform, Rancher. This approach enables enterprises to accelerate their digital transformation and infrastructure investments. Matthew Finnie, Interoute CTO commented “Enterprises developing and building apps in the cloud and those on a path to Digital Transformation need Digital ICT Infrastructure that allows them to build, test and deploy faster than ever before. The int...
Mar. 27, 2017 01:30 PM EDT Reads: 1,178
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Lachapelle, CEO of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), will provide an overview of various initiatives to certifiy the security of connected devices and future trends in ensuring public trust of IoT. Eric Lachapelle is the Chief Executive Officer of the Professional Evaluation and Certification Board (PECB), an international certification body. His role is to help companies and individuals to achieve professional, accredited and worldw...
Mar. 27, 2017 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 712
What if you could build a web application that could support true web-scale traffic without having to ever provision or manage a single server? Sounds magical, and it is! In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Munns, Senior Developer Advocate for Serverless Applications at Amazon Web Services, will show how to build a serverless website that scales automatically using services like AWS Lambda, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon S3. We will review several frameworks that can help you build serverle...
Mar. 27, 2017 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 2,051
SYS-CON Events announced today that Loom Systems will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Founded in 2015, Loom Systems delivers an advanced AI solution to predict and prevent problems in the digital business. Loom stands alone in the industry as an AI analysis platform requiring no prior math knowledge from operators, leveraging the existing staff to succeed in the digital era. With offices in S...
Mar. 27, 2017 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 1,440
SYS-CON Events announced today that Interoute, owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. Interoute is the owner-operator of one of Europe's largest networks and a global cloud services platform which encompasses 12 data centers, 14 virtual data centers and 31 colocation centers, with connections to 195 add...
Mar. 27, 2017 12:45 PM EDT Reads: 1,340
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin, ...
Mar. 27, 2017 11:30 AM EDT Reads: 6,719
SYS-CON Events announced today that T-Mobile will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc., is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. The Company's advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 67.4 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on ...
Mar. 27, 2017 11:15 AM EDT Reads: 2,357
SYS-CON Events announced today that HTBase will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. HTBase (Gartner 2016 Cool Vendor) delivers a Composable IT infrastructure solution architected for agility and increased efficiency. It turns compute, storage, and fabric into fluid pools of resources that are easily composed and re-composed to meet each application’s needs. With HTBase, companies can quickly prov...
Mar. 27, 2017 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,998
SYS-CON Events announced today that Infranics will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Since 2000, Infranics has developed SysMaster Suite, which is required for the stable and efficient management of ICT infrastructure. The ICT management solution developed and provided by Infranics continues to add intelligence to the ICT infrastructure through the IMC (Infra Management Cycle) based on mathemat...
Mar. 27, 2017 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 3,128
SYS-CON Events announced today that Cloudistics, an on-premises cloud computing company, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Cloudistics delivers a complete public cloud experience with composable on-premises infrastructures to medium and large enterprises. Its software-defined technology natively converges network, storage, compute, virtualization, and management into a ...
Mar. 27, 2017 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 2,101
Building custom add-ons does not need to be limited to the ideas you see on a marketplace. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sukhbir Dhillon, CEO and founder of Addteq, will go over some adventures they faced in developing integrations using Atlassian SDK and other technologies/platforms and how it has enabled development teams to experiment with newer paradigms like Serverless and newer features of Atlassian SDKs. In this presentation, you will be taken on a journey of Add-On and Integration ...
Mar. 27, 2017 08:15 AM EDT Reads: 3,167