Cirrus Aircraft names Pat Waddick as President

By KBJR News 1

Cirrus Aircraft names Pat Waddick as President

March 12, 2013 Updated Mar 12, 2013 at 10:54 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) -- Cirrus Aircraft Co-Founder, Dale Klapmeier announced the President of the company on Tuesday.

The EVP and Chief Operating Officer, Pat Waddick will assume the title of President and Chief Operating Officer while Klapmeier remains the Chief Executive Officer.

Klapmeier said the timing of the announcement reflects optimism about the future of Cirrus with Waddick as President.

"Now is the perfect time for me to hand over day-to-day responsibility of the business to Pat. There is no more qualified, capable or proven leader to take the enterprise to the next level."

Waddick will have responsibility for daily company operations, including sales and service, manufacturing and supply chain, product development and administration.

Waddick began working at Cirrus in 1988 and became chief engineer of the company's original aircraft, the VK30.

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