Saul Pacheco Joins Eclipse As Vice President of Quality
Eclipse Aviation this month announced Saul Pacheco joined its executive team as vice president of quality. Pacheco was most recently the global director of quality and reliability for medical technology leader Medtronic, where he was responsible for all products released to the medical marketplace. At Medtronic, Pacheco led the evaluation of manufacturing processes, documentation, controls and procedures. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with Motorola in a variety of manufacturing and quality management roles.
“We are excited to welcome Saul as our vice president of quality – his leadership will be critical as we transition from a company focused on aircraft development to one in full production mode,” said Vern Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation. “We have a great team in place, and bringing someone with Saul’s specialized experience on board is another definitive step in our strategy to build and deliver the world’s highest-quality VLJ.” The company's press release noted that Pacheco brings to Eclipse extensive experience in high-rate manufacturing and product quality, and will be responsible for ensuring Eclipse 500 aircraft quality and airworthiness.