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Max Emil Bleck

Max Emil Bleck, American aircraft company executive.

Background

  • Bleck, Max Emil was born on April 11, 1927 in Buffalo. Son of Max W. and Dora (Loos) Bleck.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1949. Postgraduate, University Buffalo, 1951.

    Career

    • Design engineer Stanley Aviation Corporation, Denver, 1950-1955, project engineer, 1955-1957, chief engineer, 1957-1959, vice president engineering, 1959-1962. Chief engineer Military and Twin division Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, Kansas, 1962-1966, general manager, 1966-1968, vice president, general manager, 1968-1972, group vice president, 1972-1975. Senior vice president operations Piper Aircraft Company, Lockhaven, Pennsylvania, 1975-1976, executive vice president, 1976-1978, president, chief operating officer, 1978, president, chief executive officer, 1979-1985.

      Executive vice president, chief operating officer Gates Learjet Corporation, Wichita, 1985-1987. President Cessna Aircraft Company, 1987. President, chief executive officer Beech Aircraft Corporation, 1987-1992.

      President Raytheon Company, Lexington, Massachusetts, since 1991, also board directors.

    Connections

    • Married Gloria H. Robinson, April 18, 1949. Children: Mark E., Cynthia Joanne, Sandra Louise.
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    Born April 11, 1927
    • 1949
      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    • 1951
      University Buffalo
    • 1950 - 1955
      Design engineer, Stanley Aviation Corporation
      Denver, Colorado, United States
    • 1962 - 1966
      chief engineer, Military and Twin division Cessna Aircraft Company
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1975 - 1976
      senior, vice president operations Piper Aircraft Company
      Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      executive, Gates Learjet Corporation
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1985 - 1987
      chief operating officer, Gates Learjet Corporation
      Wichita, Kansas, United States
    • 1987
      president, Cessna Aircraft Company
    • 1987 - 1992
      president, officer Beech Aircraft Corporation
    • 1987 - 1992
      chief executive, officer Beech Aircraft Corporation
    • 1991
      president, Raytheon Company
      Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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