We make VIP technology what it should be.

 

Mid Continent Controls offers innovative solutions combined with cutting edge technology to meet any power, cabin, or in-flight entertainment needs. This innovation and style, combined with state of the art technology and electronics, sets MC2 systems apart, all while maintaining an industry leading reliability and safety standard.

 

With customizable offerings that can meet any size of VIP aircraft cabin, Mid Continent Controls has the perfect system to match your needs.  Managing all of the cabin controls, media, and a moving map with the Aurora CMS system or a complete cabin power system is a simple task and Mid Continent Controls has it covered from start to finish.

 

As a leader in the aviation industry for over 20 years, Mid Continent Controls dominates the field in customer service, quality, and reliability. Our strenuous design process, knowledgeable sales staff and a vigilant quality assurance program ensures that each and every interaction with a MC2 product will leave every customer satisfied.

Meet the executive team.

RICK HEMPHILL
PRESIDENT / CEO
MIKE FREEL
GENERAL MANAGER
THOMAS HEMPHILL
DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING
RICK HEMPHILL began a career in aviation in 1986 after completing an Electrical Engineering Technology degree from Pittsburg State University. He has held numerous engineering positions with Aviation Suppliers and OEM’s and was responsible for definition and installation of Cabin Electrical devices including certification as an Electrical System and Equipment DER. Rick also held engineering and corporate management positions which lead to founding Mid Continent Controls, Inc. in 1996 after recognizing that the latest technology and product reliability were underserved in the market. His philosophy of “step up and do it right” has served MC2 well and creates a corporate culture that allows every employee, and customer, to have the opportunity to put their personal technological and quality touch in each and every product that goes out the door.
MIKE FREEL is a 27 year veteran in the business aviation industry and an avid aviation enthusiast. Mike received an Electronic Engineering Technology degree from Kansas State University.  He came to Mid Continent Controls in 2000 as a Regional Sales Manager, and since then has held the title of Sales Director and Engineering Director until he was named the General Manager in 2015. Prior to his tenure with MC2 He was the Cabin Electrical Engineering Supervisor responsible for all Citation Aircraft at Cessna Aircraft Company. Having held positions as an OEM and a supplier has given him a keen understanding of both sides of the business and a great desire to meet and exceed the aircraft operators’ expectations for quality, reliability, ease of operation, and support. As a husband of 27 years and a father of two sons and one daughter Mike relishes his family time.
THOMAS HEMPHILL’S history as Product Development Manager has seen him usher in many new designs and help update many aging designs. This role has allowed Thomas to branch out and start working directly with customers to introduce technology into the aviation market. His goal has been to provide tomorrow’s technology yesterday. He has a passion for all things technology and aviation and has a drive to create something from scratch. His career started out early building electronics after school at Mid Continent Controls. A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Wichita State University allowed a move from the production line to the engineering department where he quickly made himself at home designing the parts he had been building for so many years. Thomas’s passion for aviation carries over into his personal life where he spends his free time as a pilot in training.

Meet the sales team.

ABOUT-BRET

BRET HEINZ

SALES MANAGER

Bret Heinz joined Mid Continent Controls as Sales Manager, in 2008. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology from Fort Hays State University, and a career in technology and management, has allowed him to build strong relationships with our customers. Building business relationships, while producing quality products that meet industry needs is key to any successful business. His passion in business has always been, “to tell the truth, do what you say, be respectful, and communicate, while never over promising or under delivering”. Bret’s family consists of his wife and two young son. Most of all, Bret enjoys spending time with his family, but always finds time for Kansas State University sporting events, hunting, and fishing.
ABOUT-CURTIS

CURTIS MEAD

REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER

Curtis Mead came to Mid Continent Controls in 2015 with a passion for aviation and a wealth of experience matching customer needs with the best fit of technology solutions. An ability to build successful business relationships that help everyone succeed makes Curtis an excellent asset to both MC2 and our customers. Curtis also brings a strong background in the technology sector and complements the overall MC2 direction. When Curtis isn’t out on the road, you’ll find him spending time out with his wife and kids. Being a private pilot has afforded him with the knowledge to provide a lot of firsthand experience.
ABOUT-ADAM

ADAM EWING

TECHNICAL SALES SUPPORT

Adam Ewing is a Technical Support master with a decade of experience at Mid Continent Controls. Adam comes from a technical background starting with degrees in Engineering Technology and Technology Management from Kansas State University and a job doing sales and repairs of consumer electronics in his family’s business. In his free time, Adam plays a mean bass guitar in several bands, loves cheering on the K-State Wildcats, and hanging out with his wife, daughters, friends, and extended family.
ABOUT-MICHELLE

MICHELLE HEMPHILL

ADMINISTRATION MANAGER

Michelle Hemphill has had the privilege of taking care of Mid Continent Controls customers since 2001 and enjoys all of the friendships she has built along the way. Having the privilege of attending several National Business Aviation Association and Aircraft Electronics Association shows, she enjoys getting to spend some face to face time with the customers and values the relationships she builds with each of them. Michelle is married and has 2 daughters who both attend the University of Kansas. She also bakes the best Snickerdoodle cookies.