Midcoast’s Driggers To Retire after 22 Years

 - December 16, 2009, 10:49 AM

Senior vice president Gary Driggers is retiring from Midcoast Aviation, effective December 31. During his 22-year tenure as a member of the company’s senior management team–longer than anyone else in Midcoast's history–Driggers saw the company grow from 100 to 1,500 employees. He is currently responsible for managing key customer and vendor relationships and is the company’s face to industry organizations and OEMs. “Gary Driggers has been instrumental in the growth of Midcoast from a small organization to the industry-leading MRO and completions status it has today. He will be missed, and we thank Gary for his dedication to Midcoast, its employees and its customers. Gary personifies the spirit of Midcoast Aviation; his contribution has been significant and it is appreciated. We wish him all the best,” said Midcoast Aviation president Don Petersen. Driggers started his aviation career as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War and joined Midcoast Aviation in 1988. He also served the industry as chairman of the board of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).