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Appointments will strengthen Mid-Continent ops and tech
As senior vice president of finance and operations, Cindy Highbarger will refine Mid-Continent's critical manufacturing and repair station operations. Matthew Harrah will direct the company's R&D efforts.

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has promoted Cindy Highbarger to senior VP of finance and operations, and has added Matthew Harrah as senior vice president of technology and products.

“In these new roles, Cindy and Matt will provide valuable industry experience and leadership to our organisation,” says Todd Winter, president and CEO of Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. “I remain certain that air transportation has an exciting future, despite the temporary recession. Through our strong leadership and dedicated employees, we remain focused on delighting our customers and using this time to competitively enhance every aspect of our business.”

As senior vice president of finance and operations, Highbarger will refine Mid-Continent's critical manufacturing and repair station operations, oversee the information technology, human resources, accounting, purchasing and material control departments, and manage the company's strategic planning initiatives. She has been with Mid-Continent for more than 24 year, and has a background in finance and business management.

As senior vice president of technology and products, Harrah will direct the company's research and development efforts, bringing certified solutions that increase efficiency and deliver superior performance to market. He will oversee and expand Mid-Continent's engineering, sales and quality departments, and the company's True Blue Power division. His previous experience includes leadership roles at Astronics AeroSat Corporation and Garmin International. He is an active pilot with an FAA Airline Transport Pilot licence and is a US Marine Corps veteran.

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