Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services has hired Mike Ménard as Vice President of Operations at their headquarters in Moline, IL (KMLI). With over 20 years of business aviation aviation experience, Mike has served in Vice President roles at StandardAero, Dassault Aircraft Services, and most recently, Ace Precision Machining.
Ménard will oversee operations at Elliott Aviation’s headquarters in Moline, IL. This includes employees in their jet service, King Air service, avionics, paint, interior and accessory departments.
A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, Mike started his aviation career with the Royal Canadian Air Force as an aircraft maintenance officer in positions ranging from Avionics Support and IT at 412 Squadron to Deputy Aircraft Engineering Officer for the RCAF’s CT-114 Tutor aircraft fleet. He started his Corporate Aviation career at StandardAero as Director of Engineering for the PT6 business unit and capped off his 15-year tenure with the company spending six years as Vice President and General Manager of their Springfield, IL (KSPI) business aviation service center. As Vice President and General Manager of Dassault Aircraft Services, he was responsible for the Wilmington, DE (KILG) service center as well as 3 satellite locations, an FBO, and a structural repair facility. In that capacity, he helped improve customer satisfaction and on-time deliveries through project and process improvements.
“Mike’s experience and integrity are a great fit for our company,” said Greg Sahr, President of Elliott Aviation. “His leadership will be essential to keeping our more than 400 yearly deliveries on-time and squawk-free.”
Mike is a dual citizen of Canada and the US. He is fluent in both English and French.
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint & interior, charter and aircraft management. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Aircraft Resale Association (NARA).