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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Grows Despite Industry Setbacks

WICHITA, Kan. — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced the promotion of Cindy Highbarger to Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations and the addition of Matthew Harrah as Senior Vice President of Technology and Products.

“In these new roles, Cindy and Matt will provide valuable industry experience and leadership to our organization,” said Todd Winter, President and CEO of Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics. “I remain certain that air transportation has an exciting future, despite the temporary recession. Through our strong leadership and dedicated employees, we remain focused on delighting our customers and using this time to competitively enhance every aspect of our business.”

As Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations, Highbarger will refine Mid-Continent’s critical manufacturing and repair station operations, oversee the Information Technology, Human Resources, Accounting, Purchasing and Material Control departments, and manage the company’s strategic planning initiatives. Highbarger has been with Mid-Continent for more than 24 years. She has a background in finance and business management and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Wichita State University.

As Senior Vice President of Technology and Products, Harrah will direct the company’s research and development efforts, bringing certified solutions that increase efficiency and deliver superior performance to market. He will oversee and expand Mid-Continent’s Engineering, Sales, and Quality departments, and the company’s True Blue Power division. Harrah’s previous experience includes leadership roles at Astronics AeroSat Corporation and Garmin International. He is an active pilot with an FAA Airline Transport Pilot license, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

For more information please contact Julie Lowrance, Director of Communications, at 316-630-0101.


About Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics manufactures, overhauls and repairs aircraft instruments, avionics and advanced power solutions. Serving more than 100 countries, the company supports business and commercial aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), defense, and special missions markets. Mid-Continent manufactures more than 25,000 units per year and processes more than 15,000 units in its overhaul, exchange and repair operation. The Quality Management System of the Wichita, Kansas facility is AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 certified. For additional information, visit


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