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New Airline CEO Talks Quality, Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Through its Employee Stock Ownership Plan, the company encourages growth and success among its employees while serving its customers within fluid power and automation markets.

Filling the shoes of Joseph Miceli, who retired as CEO of Airline Hydraulics Corp.’s (, will be Mark Steffens, who has worked at the company for the last 22 years. Prior to the appointment, he served as Business Unit Manager for Airline’s Automation Group.

“Over the years, Mark has exhibited great leadership skills combined with a strong vision for the future. He is committed to the continued future success of Airline as a 100% employee-owned business and as a leading solution provider in our market place,” says Joseph Loughran, Airline’s Chairman of the Board.

“I would like to express how very grateful I am to be chosen to lead this great organization in one of the most aggressive and progressive markets I have seen in my 22 years here,” says Steffens. “It has been my experience that leadership and greatness come from all areas within our organization. We are an organization rich in creativity, work ethic, and an extreme desire to win.

“In today’s quickly changing market, our ability to embrace change and look at obstacles differently will keep us relevant. I have worked in just about every department within Airline, and I can say from first-hand experience that we have great people driving toward a great cause, the growth and success of our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). I am a proud member of the Airline ESOP family and consider myself very lucky to have been named the CEO of this great organization.”

Airline is a regional supplier of components in fluid power, automation, electrical control, and safety, with products from manufacturers including Bosch Rexroth, Eaton, SMC, HYDAC, and Omron. With offices located throughout the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions in the U.S., it also offers custom-engineered technology solutions, system engineering, manufacturing, service, repair, and installation.

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