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Philip Eugene McClure Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Mr. McClure has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who as a leader in the aviation industry

    SOUTH BEND, IN, April 13, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Philip Eugene McClure with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Mr. McClure celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Mr. McClure is an aviation company executive internationally recognized for his work in the design and development scavenge oil filtration systems for helicopter engines. The oil filter systems developed were certified by the FAA for use on miscellaneous manufactured helicopters using the Alison 250 series engine. Mr. McClure is the owner and president, CEO of Ni-Cad, Inc., which was incorporated in 1970 and co-owner of SBN Aviation, a Fixed Base Operation (FBO) established in 1982 in South Bend, IN. Mr. McClure has served as a consultant to Purolator/Facet Inc. Aerospace since 1981. Mr. McClure began his career as a maintenance technician at Remmert Werner Corporation in St. Louis, MO in 1964 for Sabreliner Conversion Center, St. Louis, Lambert Field, St. Louis, MO converting North American T-39 Twin-engine jet aircraft into civilian North American Sabreliners. In 1966, Mr. McClure accepted a position in South Bend, IN maintaining a corporate jet for "The Associates" Finance Company, Inc. In 1970, Mr. McClure saw a need to have local service for nickel-cadmium (Ni-Cad) batteries in the area. In 1970, the Bell 206 Jet Ranger maintained by Mr. McClure was having mechanical problems and making metal shavings in the engine oil system. After the Alison 250 series engine was removed from the helicopter three times, repaired, and reinstalled, Mr. McClure developed an engine oil filter system for the Alison 250 series engine. The system was certified by the FAA in the years following, the engine oil filter system was certified by the FAA on various manufacturers of helicopters using the Alison 250 series engine worldwide, both civilian and military. Mr. McClure served on the board of directors for the Lawrence D. Bell Museum in Mentone, IN and was active in restoring two Bell-47 helicopters with the help of many volunteers.

Mr. McClure was born in Marion, IN on June 22, 1939 to Donald and Dorothy McClure. Graduated from Marion High School, Marion, IN in 1957. Married Jean Theiss in 1960 and has three children: Roger, Donna, and Martin. Mr. McClure enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1958, and trained as an aircraft mechanic on B-52 bombers and KC-135 tankers at Chanute AFB, Rantoul, IL. Mr. McClure transferred to Clinton-Sherman AFB, Foss, OK to serve as a mechanic until being discharged after completing his 4 years of USAF service.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. McClure has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit

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