Brian Williams, CEO of AIP Aerospace (AIPA) announced the creation of Ascent Aerospace, a wholly owned unit of AIPA, which will leverage the leadership positions the business has as one of the largest aerospace tooling companies in the world. Ascent Aerospace will be organized into two Groups: Ascent Tooling Group (including Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries, and Global Tooling Systems). These recognized industry leaders represent the largest tooling businesses serving the aerospace industry and they have experienced strong growth over the last decade as composite aircraft have entered the market. Combined, they offer customers the widest set of unique capabilities and the largest tooling capacity in the industry. Ascent Integration & Automation Group (including Ascent Integration, Brown Aerospace, and Flow Aerospace). The formation of this group allows Ascent Integration & Automation, to focus on customers’ requirements and technology developments, consolidating their design, controls and automation expertise. Ascent Integration will leverage Ascent Tooling Group’s fabrication and assembly jig capabilities positioning it to offer customers both integrated turnkey assembly line designs and essential hardware. Ascent Aerospace will further include an engineering services organization, Ascent Engineering, which will provide design and analysis services to both internal and external customers.