Mooney Aircraft Names New CEO

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Mooney has had a somewhat bumpy run the last few years (wow, that was hard to say with straight face) with changes in ownership, court battles and stalled production. But this year the reorganized Mooney Airplane Company has been rehiring workers, showing at new venues (the company made its first-ever appearances at NBAA and Reno earlier this month), and on Thursday, named a new CEO, Gretchen Jahn. "Gretchen has an extensive and impressive background in building and managing successful businesses," said Tom Gray, Mooney's managing director, in a news release. Jahn has been an active pilot for 20 years. She was the founder of Aegis Analytical Corporation, a software company, and earlier had formed her own consulting company to guide manufacturers in process and productivity improvements, Mooney said.