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Cobalt Boats names new president

Cobalt Boats hired Terry Clark as its new president.

Cobalt Boats hired Terry Clark as its new president.

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Clark, who lives in Independence, Kan., was formerly with Textron Aviation, which recently formed by the merger of Cessna and Beech Aircraft.

He has 25 years of experience in leadership in manufacturing, sales and service operations in the aviation industry and 10 years of experience in the machining, metal forming and tooling industry.

The company said Clark’s experience with performance management systems, productivity maximization, and systems and logistics excellence will further enhance Cobalt’s leadership team.

He obtained a master’s degree with an emphasis in manufacturing engineering from Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan. He did undergraduate work at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo., and Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in Miami, Okla.

In the aviation industry, Clark held positions of increasing responsibility, including general manager of Beech’s Salina facility; general manager of Cessna’s Columbus, Ga., facility; general manager of Cessna’s Independence, Kan., facility; and president of CitationAir, which is based in Greenwich, Conn.

Clark is an active commercial/instrument pilot and resides in Independence with his wife, Patti. Their children include daughter Jennifer, of Woodland Park, Colo.; son Ryan, of Tulsa, Okla.; and son Ben, who works in Independence.

Clark enjoys flying and refurbishing his 1953 Cessna 180 and 1945 J3 Cub from his grass runway near Independence.

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