Leadership changes at ST Engineering

Jeffrey Lam has been appointed President of the Aerospace sector ©ST Engineering

Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering) has announced leadership changes that will take effect on October 1, 2020. Lim Serh Ghee, currently President of the Group’s Aerospace sector, will assume a new role as Chief Operating Officer for the Group. His responsibilities include driving operational and cost efficiencies across the Group, and promoting further integration of the Group’s business sectors.  He will also oversee IT, Procurement and Estate & Facilities Management functions, and remain as a member of the Management Committee. He will step down as President of Aerospace sector upon assuming his new role. Jeffrey Lam, currently Deputy President of the Read more

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North American Aerospace Industries names Martin O’Boyle Business Development Manager – MRO

Martin O'Boyle

North American Aerospace Industries Corporation (NAAI), a provider of sustainable end-to-end aircraft recycling solutions, has appointed Martin O’Boyle as Business Development Manager – MRO. In this role, O’Boyle will have the responsibility for developing the company’s MRO business in North America. He brings to his new position extensive technical and commercial experience working across aviation for airlines, aircraft lessors, corporate operators, OEMs and maintenance facilities. Before joining NAAI, O’Boyle served as Head of Civil Aviation Business Development for Sabena Aerospace. Part of his role was to set up a joint venture in Africa where he was responsible for business development, Read more

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GE Veteran Russell Shelton joins GA Telesis

GA Telesis has announced that former GE Managing Director of Services Sales, Russell Shelton, has joined the company as President of its Engine Strategy Group. Shelton will oversee the company’s long-term engine MRO Strategy, coined Turbine Visio. This will also include the leadership of the company’s Engine Services operation in Finland. Shelton recently retired from GE, where he led the services sales team’s reconstitution to refocus on services growth. He created a global team while re-integrating the commercial leadership responsibilities from other organizations. This resulted in double-digit yearly revenue and margin growth from 2015 forward.

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SR Technics appoints Caroline Vandedrinck as Senior Vice President Sales

Caroline Vandedrinck

SR Technics has appointed Caroline Vandedrinck as Senior Vice President Sales with effect from September 1, 2020. She will report directly to Jean-Marc Lenz, Chief Executive Officer, and will be leading the new Sales organization. Michael Sattler, Chief Commercial Officer, will be leaving SR Technics at the end of August 2020. Vandedrinck has more than 25 years of experience in aviation, during which she has held various senior commercial positions for international aviation companies. She joined SR Technics in 2016 as Vice President Americas and has played a key role in driving SR Technics’ sales organization forward.

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IATA appoints new Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services

Muhammad Albakri

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Muhammad Albakri, IATA’s Regional Vice President for Africa and the Middle East (AME), will be appointed Senior Vice President for Customer, Financial and Digital Services (CFDS), based in Geneva and effective March 1, 2021. At that time Aleks Popovich, who currently holds the position, will retire. Albakri joined IATA in January 2017 after more than a decade in the leadership team of Saudi Arabian Airlines where he successfully fulfilled the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President for Transformation. At IATA, Albakri has been an agent of Read more

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IBA appoints Phil Talbot as Chief Technology Officer

Phil Talbot

IBA has appointed Phil Talbot as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).  Talbot has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and asset management technology with substantial expertise in business analytics, data research, AI, Big Data and cloud infrastructure.  He will be responsible for managing the development of IBA’s leading aviation intelligence platform, IBA.iQ, as well as overseeing IBA’s IT and data systems.  Talbot joins IBA from Strategic Insight, a market intelligence company headquartered in New York, where he was Global IT and Security Director with responsibility for IT infrastructure, business community and security for all business units within the group. 

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American Airlines names Stacy Morrissey as Vice President of Engineering and Quality

Stacy Morrissey

American Airlines has appointed Stacy Morrissey as Vice Pesident of Engineering and Quality. With extensive technical knowledge and leadership experience in various engineering, safety and quality assurance roles, Morrissey’s skills will be integral in the continued growth of American’s world-class technical operations team. She will report to Kevin Brickner, American’s senior vice president of Technical Operations. In this role, Morrissey will oversee engineering, quality control, quality assurance, reliability, aircraft configuration management, maintenance programs and technical publications. She joined American 22 years ago as a fleet operations engineer, where she was responsible for engineering support of the Boeing 757, 767 and Read more

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Tim Spihlman appointed CFO for West Star Aviation

Tim Spihlman

Timothy Spihlman has been appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer for West Star Aviation.  Spihlman will oversee all aspects of the company’s finance functions, including accounting, financial planning and analysis, tax and corporate strategy. He has over 25 years of financial and operational leadership experience in a variety of industries with a focus on long-term growth strategy for companies such as Vi-Jon and Solutia. As a business leader with significant experience as a Board Member, CEO, President, CFO and other financially related roles, he has provided C-Level leadership to private equity backed, publicly traded and venture capital backed Read more

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Panasonic Avionics appoints Joe Bentley as CTO Lake Forest

Joe Bentley

Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) has announced the appointment of Joe Bentley as Chief Technology Officer. Bentley will be responsible for leading all aspects of the company’s software and systems engineering teams, cloud, hardware, and IT/security.  He will serve as a key member of Panasonic’s executive team and be directly responsible for an organization of over 800 employees spread across Panasonic’s Lake Forest, California headquarters, as well as the Bay Area office and other global locations. Bentley was previously Senior Vice President, Engineering at Hulu where he led its 700-person engineering, program, and research organizations across three international offices.

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GECAS names Alan Buckley Senior Vice President (SVP) and Regional Manager for Commercial, Europe and Canada

Alan Buckley

GECAS has appointed Alan Buckley to its senior executive team as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Regional Manager for Commercial, Europe & Canada. GECAS, a subsidiary of GE Capital, is the global leader in aviation finance and leasing. Buckley has worked in the aviation industry for 18 years. Having begun his career with Shannon Aerospace as an Aeronautical engineer in 1997, he first joined GECAS in 2003 and has held a variety of senior positions in the company since then. Prior to his new appointment, Buckley was SVP of Aircraft Trading at GECAS and before that was SVP in Asset Read more

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