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Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hiner has 35+ years of experience in the aerospace industry and a thorough understanding of FAR Part 21 procedures and regulations. He is an experienced manager with exceptional project management skills and is a cross-disciplined team manager. He possesses excellent communication skills, communicating as effectively with the shop floor as he does with the executive suite. His thorough understanding of the regulations, manufacturing process, and inventory and budget control keeps Operations running smoothly.
Previous to joining Tamarack Aerospace Group, Inc. in 2012, Mr. Hiner spent 19 years in increasingly responsible roles at Aviat Aircraft where he last served as Vice President of Operations delivering the world class Pitts and Husky aircraft. Following this he served as Production Manager at Quest Aircraft Company, Inc. where he oversaw the efforts of the Engineering, Quality, and Production departments through design, prototype, manufacturing process, certification, Production Certificate, production, and delivery of the remarkable Kodiak 100.
During his career, Mr. Hiner helped shepherd two clean sheet aircraft designs from concept to market. He has also played key roles in the introduction of several other new aircraft model changes and STC designs, managing the projects from concept into and through design, certification, production, and ultimately to market. During these times, as a member of the leadership team, he consistently met production, schedule, and budget objectives, along with achieving and maintaining the FAA required production certificates