Industry News

March 1999 Issue

The View From Kerrville

How dumping the J-model and flushing contract work brought Mooney back into the black.

During our recent visit to Kerrville, we spent a couple of hours talking with Mooney’s new president, Christian Dopp, who took over the company’s reins last year.

Dopp, 26, is the son of Paul Dopp, the principle and majority shareholder in AVAQ Mooney, the investment group which purchased the company in late 1997.

What’s the current ownership status of Mooney? We’ve been told that the French investors who bought the company during the 1980s are still involved.

That’s correct; minority interest is still held by French investors, the majority interest is held by our investment group, AVAQ Mooney. Our investment group has five minority investors. The Dopp fam...

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