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Simplex announces new director of sustaining engineering

March 13, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

March 13, 2012, Portland, Or. - Simplex Aerospace, the industry leader in design, manufacturing and certification of helicopter aerial application equipment, announced Daniel Wright will join the company as its Director of Sustaining Engineering.

Daniel Wright brings 25 years of aviation industry management, engineering and research and development experience along with an expertise in aerospace composites. Wright most recently served as Vice President of Operations for Morgan Aircraft LLC, a start-up aircraft manufacturing company designing a new Vertical Take Off and Landing business-class passenger aircraft. A scaled down version of this aircraft is under development for Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) mission requirements as well. Wright has also lead projects for the Bell 206 twin engine retrofit, Pratt & Whitney PT6 Dual Pac Program, Cessna 206 and 207 turbine conversions, Boeing, Airbus, and other experimental aircraft manufacturers.

Mark Zimmerman, President and CEO of Simplex Aerospace, commented, "I am very impressed with Dan's thorough understanding of aerospace composites and manufacturing methods. Dan has high ideals and integrity, which will be a good fit with Simplex's customer value focused culture. Mr. Zimmerman continued,  "His past success in growing and implementing new technologies is consistent with the future direction of the company. Over the last 18 months Simplex Aerospace has experienced unprecedented growth, and Dan's skills are crucial to the continuation of that growth as we expand into new markets".


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