Patrick Horgan Promoted At CubCrafters
Yakima, Washington – December 6, 2017: Light aircraft manufacturer, CubCrafters, is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Horgan to Vice President, Operations & Product Development. Pat has been leading the company’s Engineering & Product Development (EPD) department as Director since joining the company in April, 2015. This expansion of duties reflects Horgan’s record of results during his tenure as well as his ability to contribute to the company’s senior leadership team.
“Under Pat’s direction, EPD has successfully earned Part 23 certification for our flagship Xcub in 2016.” said CubCrafters President, Randy Lervold. “He has also led the development of our breakthrough certification of experimental Garmin G3X avionics for the XCub.”
In his new role, Horgan has assumed responsibility for manufacturing, quality, and supply chain in addition to engineering and product development. “As our product line continues to grow, so must our production and supply chain systems”, Lervold continues. “I am confident in Pat’s ability to further increase manufacturing capability and productivity, and to reduce costs. Our recent product introductions have spurred demand so it is clear we must scale our operation further. Pat has shown that he is well qualified to lead that process.”
CubCrafters has already expanded the company’s production space to a new South Campus that includes three new buildings that devote 36,000 square feet to welding, metal fabrication, and composites manufacturing. The expanded facilities will support CubCrafters’ growing product line and increasing focus on international distribution.
Lervold concludes, “My vision for CubCrafters has always been to not only build great aircraft, but to build a great aircraft company. Pat understands the larger vision and will be a key contributor in realizing that goal.”
CubCrafters, founded in 1980 by current owner and CEO, Jim Richmond, is located at McAllister Field Airport (YKM) in Yakima, WA. CubCrafters’ roots are in the 70-year history of classic taildragger aviation, but its products and services are innovative and completely modern. CubCrafters designs and manufactures Experimental, LSA, and Part 23 Certified aircraft.
The Carbon Cub family has redefined expectations of “backcountry aircraft” with its light weight, powerful engines, and breathtaking performance. The company’s newest introductions, the Carbon Cub EX-3, an E-AB kit, and FX-3, an addition to CubCrafters’ clever Factory eXperimental builder assist program, further advance Carbon Cub performance. The flagship XCub substantially expands the mission profile of sport utility aircraft with its higher speed, longer range and larger payload. The Top Cub offers a useful load of over 1,000 lbs. and is the most up-to-date iteration of the historic Super Cub available. Learn more via: CubCrafters.com