Wipaire Welcomes New Senior Director of Aircraft Services
South Saint Paul, Minnesota, June 7, 2016 – Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to welcome Steve Fuchs as Senior Director of Aircraft Services. Steve will oversee Wipaire’s maintenance, interiors, paint refinishing, and avionics departments, including the Leesburg service center. With experience in aviation maintenance management, operations, training, and risk-management, Steve brings a broad range of skills from a background in Naval Aviation and corporate finance.
“Wipaire has a history of innovation and improvement,” commented Tim Hendrickson, Executive Vice President of Operations. “We’ve invested heavily in facility upgrades in preparation for an exciting future. Steve’s unique blend of skills and experience make him an excellent fit for the next stage of internal improvements in processes and management with the goal of delivering our customers a world-class experience.”
On joining Wipaire, Steve added, “My experience as a Naval Aviator and officer and as a manager in the private sector have centered on the same thing—developing and enabling diverse teams to succeed through thoughtful analysis. I am excited to be involved in aviation again and look forward to being a part of Wipaire’s continuing improvements.”
Steve’s military career saw him flying the F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Super Hornet, T-45 Goshawk, and C-130 Hercules, along with serving in several managerial and mentoring roles. He holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business as well as a master’s degree in finance from the Naval Postgraduate School.
About Wipaire, Inc.
For over 55 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the Viking Twin Otter, including most single engine Cessna aircraft. In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing across locations in South Saint Paul, Minnesota, and Leesburg, Florida. Wipaire is recognized for its quality products and engineering expertise worldwide.