New CEO At Mooney (Updated)


Mooney International has appointed Dr. Vivek Saxena as CEO of the company, replacing Jerry Chen, who has led the firm for the last three years. The change at the top, confirmed by AVweb on Monday, was officially announced by the company in a news release on Tuesday. Chen, who is from Taiwan, is the head of Soaring America Corporation, which bought Mooney in 2013. Chen will remain with Mooney, the company said on Tuesday,moving to a senior advisory role, reporting to the new CEO.

Saxena has worked in the aerospace industry for 25 years, Mooney said in their news release, and most recently was vice president at ICF International, aglobal aviation consultancy, wherehe led their aerospace operations practice. Prior to ICF, Saxena served in senior roles at Pratt & Whitney for 16 years. He holds a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and has taught engineering at Cornell University. Saxena will dividehis time between the company’s Kerrville and Chino facilities.