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Mid-Continent Instruments Taps John Gallman to Lead True Blue Power® Division

WICHITA, Kan. — Mid-Continent Instruments announced today the appointment of Dr. John W. Gallman to the position of Division Director for the company’s True Blue Power® division. A veteran of more than 20 ¬years in business aviation, Gallman began his career at the NASA Ames Research Center after earning his undergraduate and masters degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Purdue University, adding a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University in 1992.

Prior to joining Mid-Continent Instruments, Gallman spent eight years at Cessna Aircraft Company. During his tenure at Cessna, Gallman served as the Principal Engineer for Technology Development, managing the company’s technology scouting, assessing business and technical risks, reviewing intellectual property and leading prototype demonstrations.

At NASA Ames, Gallman worked with Learjet and Raytheon Aircraft, gaining valuable experience as the leader of collaborative programs on aircraft conceptual design, aerodynamic shape optimization and high speed wind tunnel testing. He later joined Raytheon Aircraft Corporation in 1996 as Manager of Preliminary Design, progressing to Program Manager and Chief Engineer on the Hawker 450 program. Gallman transitioned the Beechcraft Premier I from FAA type certification to production delivery as Chief Engineer of the program in 2001 and 2002. 

“I’m pleased to be a part of the growth of the True Blue Power division at Mid-Continent Instruments,” Gallman said. “Many of the True Blue Power products have a unique focus on state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries. Leveraging Mid-Continent’s experience in aircraft instruments enables easy integration of innovative power solutions into the cockpit to manage and monitor aircraft power. That foundation also provides us with an obvious platform from which to work with customers to identify their specific needs and design custom solutions.”
True Blue Power initially began by offering two new inverters and the MD835 Emergency Power Supply (EPS). The MD835 is the industry’s first EPS to feature A123 Systems’ Nanophosphate® lithium-ion chemistry. The breakthrough technology offers stable chemistry, faster charging, consistent output, excellent cycle life and superior cost performance. True Blue Power products combine proven technology with the superior quality, ingenuity and decades of experience that customers have come to expect from Mid-Continent Instruments.

For more information about John Gallman contact, Ellen Ulrich, human resources manager for Mid-Continent Instruments, at 316-630-0101. For more information about Mid-Continent Instruments or True Blue Power, visit www.mcico.com or www.truebluepowerusa.com.

About Mid-Continent Instruments
Mid-Continent Instruments 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. Mid-Continent Instruments – West in Van Nuys, Calif., provides new instrument sales and is the top-rated instrument overhaul shop on the West Coast. Specialties include gyro, altimeter, HSI and autopilot system overhauls. Mid-Continent Instruments products are found in most Cessna-built aircraft and Hawker Beechcraft’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 www.mcico.com

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