Piper has appointed Michael Hinderberger vice president of engineering


Piper Aircraft has appointed Michael C Hinderberger vice president of engineering.

Piper Aircraft has appointed Michael C Hinderberger vice president of engineering. He is responsible for all Piper engineering and new product development activities.

“We welcome Michael Hinderberger to the Piper senior leadership team,” said Piper chief executive officer Geoffrey Berger. “Mike’s experience in the management of aircraft certification programs, production implementation and customer service will serve him and the company well.” The company has recently hired more than 140 engineers to work on development of the new single-engine PiperJet Altaire that will enter service in 2014.

Hinderberger has a broad background in engineering and program management with more than 25 years experience leading aircraft development programs through introduction into service and post-delivery support. He has industry experience as a product line manager, program manager, engineering leader, and Integrated Product Team leader.

His most recent assignment was for Belcan Corp. where he served as an airframe integration and certification consultant for Rolls-Royce Deutschland. Previously he served as a vice president for Hawker Beechcraft Corp. in product development and as chief engineer for Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on the G650 business jet.

He has also served as flight test team leader for the Bombardier Global Express. Hinderberger’s education includes a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Science in Technical Management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.