Rick Hollander

Rick Hollander is the Vice President of Manufacturing and Supply Chain at Cirrus Aircraft Company. Rick has been with Cirrus since January 2011, and in that time has held the titles of both Director and Executive Director of Supply Chain. Over the course of his career, Rick has gained more than 15 years of experience in the manufacturing and supply chain industry, with positions including Director of Supply Chain at SPX, Replenishment Program Manager at Solectron Global Services, and Logistics and Materials Manager at TRW.
Rick’s specialties include team development, coaching, cost reduction, operations, consulting and indirect shared services. Rick graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an MBA in Operations Management. Rick is a certified Six Sigma green belt and an active private pilot.

Cool New Planes

By Rick Hollander

Cirrus Design is the culminated vision of two brothers who shared a passion for airplanes and who changed the general aviation industry by introducing innovations in technology and safety. What started as an idea for a kit-built airplane has developed into a world-class company with the best-selling private airplane in the world. By developing and certifying such innovations as the Cirrus Airframe Parachute System, glass cockpit, composite fabrication, and flight into known ice, Cirrus has become the industry leader.

This class will look at where cutting edge aviation has been and explore where it is going, including Cirrus’ next game-changing idea: the Vision Jet, a single engine personal jet that promises to disrupt the industry for the better.