Moline, IL, November 12, 2019 –Elliott Aviation, a leader in Aviation MRO Services has hired David Fenton as Chief Administrative & Financial Officer at their headquarters in Moline, IL. Fenton has over 25 years of experience in finance, technology, and operations. David will be replacing Jeff Hyland who served as Elliott Aviation’s CFO for the last 28 years.
Fenton will oversee all corporate financial and administrative functions in Moline, IL. This includes employees in the accounting, finance, and information technology functions.
Fenton started his career with Alcoa, Inc. in Riverdale, Iowa, where he managed 450 employees. He has also served as COO of Russell Companies where he led all operating activities including financial management, sales, marketing, human resources and information technology. He was most recently the CFO/COO of Dixline Corporation of Galva, Illinois where he managed finance and operations across five locations. He has a BSEE degree from the University of Iowa and an MBA from St. Ambrose University.
“David’s experience in financial and operational leadership will be essential to our continued growth,” said Greg Sahr, President of Elliott Aviation. “His proven track record of successfully developing employees, leading departments, and driving positive culture fits with our core values of unmatched quality, uncompromising integrity, and unbeatable customer service.”
Elliott Aviation is a second-generation, family-owned business aviation company offering a complete menu of high-quality products and services including aircraft sales, avionics service & installations, aircraft maintenance, accessory repair & overhaul, paint, and interior. Serving the business aviation industry nationally and internationally, they have facilities in Moline, IL, Des Moines, IA, and Minneapolis, MN. The company is a member of the Pinnacle Air Network, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA).