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Max Emil Bleck

aircraft company executive

Max Emil Bleck, American aircraft company executive.


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


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


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.


Married Gloria H. Robinson, April 18, 1949. Children: Mark E., Cynthia Joanne, Sandra Louise.