Thu, Oct 16, 2003
Superior Air Parts
announced recently that Bernie Coleman resigned as Chief Executive
Officer and President of Superior effective September 30, 2003. Mr.
Coleman notified Superior’s Board of Directors of his desire
to seek other opportunities. The Board and the Company wish to
acknowledge and thank Mr. Coleman for his efforts in directing the
operations of Superior over the past six years.
Mr. Coleman joined Superior in 1992 as Vice President of Sales
and Marketing and ultimately was promoted to Chief Executive
Officer in 1997. James P. Wilson, Chairman of Superior stated "Mr.
Coleman led the Company out of its Chapter 11 proceeding in 1997,
achieving a successful pperational turnaround and provided the
groundwork for the Company’s long-term success. We wish
Bernie great success in his future endeavors."
A key promotion, too:
In conjunction with Mr. Coleman’s resignation, Superior
announced the appointment of Chuck Dedmon to the Company’s
Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Dedmon has been appointed as
interim Chief Executive Officer of Superior. Mr. Dedmon first
joined Superior in 1967, when his father founded the Company. Chuck
held a variety of positions with Superior from 1967 through 1985
when he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer.
Following his entrepreneurial spirit, Mr. Dedmon left Superior
in 1989 and founded Spirit Air, a manufacturer of PMA aircraft
parts. "Chuck is truly a pioneer in the general aviation industry
and Superior is extremely pleased to have him aboard to guide the
Company as we continue to grow and achieve our goals," continued
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