Joseph A. Czyzyk, Chairman & CEO of Mercury Air Group, Inc., announced today the appointment of David D. Nelson as President & COO of Maytag Aircraft Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mercury Air Group. Based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Maytag Aircraft Corporation is one of the nation's top government contract service companies. Nelson's appointment is effective June 1, 2012.
"Dave has been a critical part of Maytag Aircraft's growth over the last 18 years. Today, Maytag Aircraft is one of Mercury's strongest performing subsidiaries and continually sets the standard for excellence in U.S. government contracting. I am proud of the terrific team Dave has built at Maytag and the hard work and dedication he continually shows. His appointment as President signifies the important role he has played and will continue to play at Maytag Aircraft Corporation," said Czyzyk.
Nelson joined Maytag Aircraft as Vice President of Program Development and Director of Business Development in December 1993. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in November 2006. Prior to joining Maytag Aircraft, Nelson served eight years as a Senior Cost Analyst and Subcontract Administrator for Unisys Defense Systems.
Nelson has a distinguished academic record as an honors recipient at Regis University (Master of Science: Business Administration/Operations Management) and earning his Bachelors of Science in Business from Missouri State University. He is a respected member of the National Defense Industrial Association, National Defense Transportation Association and the National Contract Management Association.
Under his leadership, Maytag Aircraft has grown its footprint from a stateside government contractor to a multi-national concern operating in some twenty countries around the world. Over the last few years, Maytag Aircraft has won a number of important contracts, including the operation of numerous government owned/contractor operated bulk fuel storage service contracts at U.S. Army installations in Germany and Italy and a four year Defense Fuel Support Point contract at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. In 2011, Maytag Aircraft personnel were recognized for their efforts in supporting U.S. operations in Japan following the devastating March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami as well for their work in Italy in support of U.S. operations over Libya.
Mercury Air Group, Inc.
David Herbst, 310-827-2737 x101