Title: President, Owner
Company: SBN Aviation, FBO Holdings LLC, Ni-Cad Systems, Inc.
Location: South Bend, Indiana, United States
Philip E. McClure, President and Owner of SBN Aviation, FBO Holdings, LLC, and Ni-Cad Systems, Inc., has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Aircraft and Engine Maintenance.
With more than 50 years of professional experience, Mr. McClure has served as the owner and president of SBN Aviation, FBO Holdings LLC since 1982, and of Ni-Cad Systems, Inc., since 1970. In addition to running his companies, he has served as a consultant for Facet Aerospace since 1981. Prior to founding his own firms, he was a maintenance technician with Associates Corporation from 1966 to 1967 and with Remmert Werner Corporation from 1964 to 1966.
Mr. McClure began his career with the United States Air Force. Expecting to be drafted in 1958, he instead decided to enlist, and became involved with the aircraft maintenance program where he worked on B52 bombers. Prior to his discharge, he studied at the Spartan College of Aeronautics to earn a civilian aircraft licensure. Licensed as an airplane mechanic and a helicopter mechanic, he found a niche converting military aircraft for corporate use.
Mr. McClure credits his success to his ability to work through an idea from start to finish with engineers and designers from many companies. He has found that many people only work with numbers and paperwork from a desk, and not with the finished product. He considers the highlight of his career was his development of an oil filter for the Alison 250 series of helicopter engineers. Now in use in thousands of engines, he has lost track of how widespread the design has become because it is now so prevalent.
In his free time, Mr. McClure enjoys playing tennis and golf and going flying. Looking toward the future, he intends to spend his time helping to take care of his wife, who now has Alzheimer’s disease, because she has been very supportive to him throughout his life.
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