Elliott Aviation, a leading aircraft MRO provider, today announced the promotion of Kerry Olson to Director of Operations - Paint and Interior from Seats and Soft Goods Manager. In his expanded role, Kerry will be responsible for aircraft paint, and cabinet & finish shop operations in addition to the Seats and Soft Goods department at Elliott Aviation's headquarters in Moline, IL.
Kerry has over 20 years of aviation MRO operational experience. He has held several positions with Cessna, including Interior Installer, Delivery Production Manager and Upholstery Production Manager. He has also held Senior Leadership roles in production and operations management at Midcoast Savannah, Associated Air Center and Bizjet International. Kerry joined Elliott Aviation in December 2016 as a Project Manager and later took on the role of Seats and Soft Goods Manager.
"Kerry has proven to be a strong operational leader and shares our company values of unmatched quality, uncompromising integrity and unbeatable customer service," said Mike Ménard, Vice President of Operations for Elliott Aviation's Moline headquarters. "He has proven to be an excellent teacher and positive change agent throughout our organization. We are looking forward to him taking a larger role in our operation."
Kerry is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt from Textron.
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint & interior, charter and aircraft management. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).