South Saint Paul, Minnesota, February 13, 2014 – Wipaire, Inc. has named new leaders to its engineering and manufacturing management. Tim Hendrickson has been appointed as Wipaire’s new Director of Manufacturing and brings over 15 years of manufacturing expertise to Wipaire. Tim is skilled in manufacturing management, analysis, and planning, and has a background in manufacturing engineering. “Tim brings knowledge and experience from working at large corporations, both publicly and privately owned,” states Chuck Wiplinger, president and COO. “We’re sure he will be an excellent asset for Wipaire.”
Chris Woken has been named as Wipaire’s new engineering manager. Chris previously held the position of composites engineer at Wipaire and brings extensive experience in aviation, composites, and regulations. As a pilot, Chris is able to relate to the operational considerations of the products Wipaire designs and manufactures. His wealth of experience is sure to benefit both Wipaire and its customers. “As an engineer, Chris has a unique combination of sophisticated engineering capabilities coupled with knowledge of management and the general aviation industry. This background makes him a valuable member of our management team,” notes Wiplinger.
About Wipaire, Inc.
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 Viking Twin Otter, including most single engine Cessna aircraft. In addition, Wipaire has engineered over 100 Supplemental Type Certificated modifications for improved performance, convenience, and reliability. As a leading aircraft service provider, Wipaire offers maintenance, avionics installation and repair, custom interior design and installation, and exterior paint refinishing all in one convenient location. Wipaire is recognized for its quality products and engineering expertise worldwide.