In a release sent to current Eclipse 500 owners and position holders, on Tuesday announced a new divisional structure, as part of the company´s ongoing ´operational excellence strategy.´
Former Eclipse COO Peg Billson has been appointed president and general manager of the Eclipse Manufacturing Division, while Mike McConnell, previously vice president of sales and marketing, will serve as president and general manager of the Eclipse Customer Division. Mark Borseth, Eclipse’s chief financial officer, will oversee both divisions, termed "Process Improvement Teams" by the Albuquerque, NM-based planemaker.
All three executives will continue to report to CEO Roel Pieper as part of the executive management team. Pieper -- head of ETIRC, a major foreign investor in Eclipse -- implemented a series of tough cutbacks in the weeks following the July 28 ousting of Eclipse founder Vern Raburn from his CEO role.
As ANN reported, Eclipse first laid off approximately 190 temporary workers on its production line... followed by the August 22 announcement of at least 650 positions throughout the company´s facilities in Albuquerque, and maintenance centers in Gainesville, FL and Albany, NY.
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