Wipaire Welcomes New Senior Director of Aircraft Services
Wipaire, Inc. is pleased to welcome Steve Fuchs as Senior Director of Aircraft Services. Steve will oversee Wipaire’s maintenance, interiors, paint refinishing, and avionics departments, including the Leesburg service center. With experience in aviation maintenance management, operations, training, and risk-management, Steve brings a broad range of skills from a background in Naval Aviation and corporate finance.
“Wipaire has a history of innovation and improvement,” commented Tim Hendrickson, Executive Vice President of Operations. “We’ve invested heavily in facility upgrades in preparation for an exciting future. Steve’s unique blend of skills and experience make him an excellent fit for the next stage of internal improvements in processes and management with the goal of delivering our customers a world-class experience.”
On joining Wipaire, Steve added, “My experience as a Naval Aviator and officer and as a manager in the private sector have centered on the same thing—developing and enabling diverse teams to succeed through thoughtful analysis. I am excited to be involved in aviation again and look forward to being a part of Wipaire’s continuing improvements.”
Steve’s military career saw him flying the F-14 Tomcat, F/A-18 Super Hornet, T-45 Goshawk, and C-130 Hercules, along with serving in several managerial and mentoring roles. He holds a bachelor of science degree in finance from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Business as well as a master’s degree in finance from the Naval Postgraduate School.