Former Raytheon Vice President To Head Eclipse Aviation Manufacturing

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Eclipse Aviation last week said Paul Schumacher is being elevated to its executive team as vice president of manufacturing, replacing Rod Holter (see preceding story). Schumacher joined the company two months earlier from Raytheon Aircraft Company, where he served as vice president of operations and was responsible for all manufacturing and facility operations. In that role, Schumacher led manufacturing for aircraft product lines including the Baron, Bonanza, Hawker 400, Hawker 800, King Air and Premier.

“Paul is a highly accomplished manufacturing professional, and his leadership will be invaluable as we accelerate our production ramp,” said Peg Billson, COO of Eclipse Aviation. “We are leveraging advanced manufacturing methods like moving assembly lines and robotics to dramatically to increase production efficiency and redefine the general aviation landscape. Paul’s extensive experience will be a tremendous asset as we continue to pursue this overriding strategic objective.” Prior to Raytheon, Schumacher spent 27 years at Lockheed Martin in a variety of manufacturing positions and was most recently vice president of operations.