SOUTH ST. PAUL, MINN. – Wipaire, Inc. has announced that it has appointed Chuck Wiplinger as President. In a meeting to employees on December 23, 2010, Gene DePalma, Assistant to the CEO, announced that the Board of Directors elected Wiplinger to the post. “Chuck is now ready to begin taking on more responsibility,” stated DePalma.
Chuck Wiplinger began working for Wipaire in 1996 in the aircraft maintenance department while attending the University of Minnesota. He has held various positions at Wipaire since graduating in Aerospace Engineering. Most recently, he has served as Executive Vice President in charge of operations. Chuck Wiplinger is the third generation of Wiplingers to lead the company.
In addition, Wiplinger has established his executive team to include Pat Garfield as Vice President of Operations, Rich Adler as Vice President of Engineering, and Fred Vagts as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Pat, Rich and Fred bring a wide range of experience and expertise to Wipaire and will provide the company with excellent leadership,” stated Chuck Wiplinger.
For over 50 years, Wipaire has been engineering and manufacturing a full line of aircraft floats for all sizes of aircraft from the Piper Cub to the de Havilland Twin Otter, as well as over 100 Supplemental Type Certificates for a variety of aircraft modifications. In addition, Wipaire provides service in other areas, including aircraft maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior refinishing (www.wipaire.com).