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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Appoints Paul Ryan to Operations Manager

WICHITA, Kan. — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has appointed Paul Ryan to the position of Operations Manager. Ryan will manage the company’s manufacturing operations and repair lab. He will focus on providing consistently high quality and on-time deliveries of new products and quick turnarounds for Mid-Continent’s extensive overhaul/exchange services.

A graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla with a degree in civil engineering and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from North Illinois University, Ryan previously served as Vice President of Operations at Mojack Distributors and Chance Rides Manufacturing, Inc.

“Paul Ryan has an established record of outstanding achievement in operations with nearly three decades of management experience. His background includes leadership roles in engineering, supply chain, logistics, customer service and plant management. He is a valuable addition to our team,” said Cindy Highbarger, Vice President of Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics.

Ryan began his professional career in engineering in 1987 at an engineering firm in Mentor, Ohio before advancing into management roles. In 1994, he joined Case New Holland (CNH Global) in East Moline, Illinois as Material Scheduling and Receiving Manager before being named Operations Manager in 2000. In 2001, he was transferred to Wichita, Kansas as CNH Global’s General Plant Manager, a position he held for four years.

In 2005, Ryan became Director of Operations for Harper Trucks, Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of industrial and consumer hand trucks. He was appointed Vice President of Operations at Chance Rides in 2007. He was named Vice President of Operations at MoJack in 2010. 

An ASQ certified Six Sigma Champion, Ryan holds patents for six inventions.

For more information about Paul Ryan, contact Julie Lowrance, Advertising and Public Relations Manager, at 316-630-0101. For more information about Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, visit mcico.com.

About Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics manufactures and repairs aircraft instruments, avionics and power solutions for the general aviation industry. Services at the Wichita, Kan., facility include custom design, manufacturing, overhaul/exchange and repair. The company's Van Nuys, Calif. facility provides new instrument sales and is the top-rated instrument overhaul shop on the West Coast. Mid-Continent products are found in most Cessna-built aircraft and Beechcraft Corp.'s line of Bonanzas, Barons and King Airs. Other key customers include Garmin International, Cirrus, Diamond, Piper, Robinson Helicopter Co., Vulcanair, Eurocopter and Bell Helicopter. For more information, visit mcico.com.

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