Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services, has hired Michael Kelker as Director of Project Management Organization at their MRO headquarters in Moline, IL. Michael will lead Elliott Aviation Moline project management, planning and scheduling team, and will take on a key role in strategy development for the company as a whole. His initial focus will be defining and standardizing the customer experience at the Moline facility.
Michael’s aviation career started at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, CT. After graduating from the Leadership Development Program, Michael held production management and operational strategy roles. He later served as General Manager for PAS Technologies’ Kansas City, MO facility. Most recently, he was the Director of the Customer Project Management Organization for Dassault Aircraft Service’s Wilmington, DE facility for the last four years. In addition to initially being responsible for customer service, project management, planning and scheduling, he assumed the additional responsibility for the whole of Wilmington operations during the second half of his tenure there, becoming the Senior Director of Operations and Customer Experience.
“Michael’s breadth of industry knowledge and customer service experience make him an ideal fit to lead the Project Management team,” said Mike Ménard, Vice President of Operations of Elliott Aviation’s Moline headquarters. “He is driven by our core values of unmatched quality, uncompromising integrity and unbeatable customer service.”
Michael holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Scranton, a Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA in International Business from Georgetown University.
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).