Eclipse Aviation Splits Into Two Divisions

 - September 4, 2008, 11:13 AM

As part of its “operational excellence strategy” to finish incomplete customer-delivered airplanes, improve production efficiency, fulfill overdue payments to suppliers, repay deposit holders who have canceled orders and achieve financial stability, Eclipse Aviation CEO Roel Pieper has reorganized the company into two new divisions. Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aviation now consists of two operating units: the Eclipse Manufacturing Division, headed by former COO Peg Billson, who was promoted to president and general manager of the new division; and the Eclipse Customer Division, with former vice president of sales and marketing Mike McConnell at the helm as president and general manager. CFO Mark Borseth is leading the Process Improvement Teams “to ensure the success of both divisions,” according to Eclipse. Billson’s unit is responsible for engineering, supply chain, quality, production and flight operations. McConnell’s unit includes marketing, sales, customer and product support and flight training. “I have absolute confidence in this leadership team’s ability to deliver the profitable results this company requires,” said Pieper.