Position Strengthens Company’s Focus on Continued Growth
Sandpoint ID, October 10, 2016….Quest Aircraft Company is pleased to announce that Jason Eddy has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In the newly-created position, Eddy will oversee all company functions including Quality Assurance, Manufacturing, Finance and Sales and Marketing.
“Jason has been a key member of our senior management team the last few years,” said Sam Hill, Quest President and Chief Executive Officer. “As Chief Operating Officer, Jason’s knowledge and expertise will help guide our continued growth. I am very pleased to make this announcement.”
Eddy joined Quest in March 2009, and held several increasingly responsible positions in the Engineering and Operations areas. Prior to his promotion to COO, he was serving as the company’s Senior Vice President of Operations. Eddy has a strong background in management, manufacturing and operations, as well as experience with profit and loss accountability.
Prior to joining Quest, Eddy was with Intel Corporation, the world’s largest semiconductor manufacturer, where he was responsible for overseeing cost-cutting initiatives that saved over $4.8 million annually in manufacturing costs. His experience at Intel also included implementing lean manufacturing principles and managing all aspects of a process module in a 24/7, high volume manufacturing environment. He also developed and implemented material plans, oversaw inventories at overseas facilities, and successfully resolved global supply line issues.
In addition to manufacturing expertise, Eddy also worked in the educational content industry, initially in a content development role and eventually as Executive Director, responsible for all operations of his business unit. Eddy holds a Master of Business Administration degree, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in Physics.
Quest's long term corporate strategy is focused on global development and growth. The company completed an expansion of its facility in June, which will allow for additional production capabilities. Since receiving FAA Type Certification in 2007, Quest has seen continued growth in the global marketplace, with aircraft operating around the world in a variety of market segments. The Kodiak has received 23 certifications covering 33 countries, with several additional certifications imminent.
Quest Aircraft Company is the manufacturer of the Kodiak, a 10-place single engine turboprop airplane, designed for STOL use and float capability. Headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, the company was established in 2001 and began deliveries of the KODIAK in December 2007. For more information, please visit www.questaircraft.com.
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