Russell Ford

Russell Ford

Chief Executive Officer

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Russell Ford was appointed Chief Executive Officer of StandardAero in October, 2013. StandardAero is a global enterprise with nearly 4,000 employees worldwide and exceeding $1.8 billion in annual revenues.

Ford joined StandardAero from Precision Castparts Corporation, where he served as President of Carlton Forge Works and Dickson Test Group of the Forged Products Division. Prior to his role with Precision Castparts, Ford served as President & CEO for private equity companies including ClearEdge Power Inc., Prestolite Electric Inc. and as COO for Holley Performance Products Inc.

Preceding his leadership roles in the private equity business community, Ford served in publicly-traded corporations including the Lockheed Martin Corporation where he was Senior Vice President of Operations, leading all aircraft production at seven operating sites. In addition, he was General Manager for the Industrial and Marine Engine Division of AlliedSignal, Inc., and served in engineering and management positions for Bell Helicopter and AT&T.

Ford holds an M.B.A. from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a certified Six Sigma Blackbelt and Shingijutzu Lean Expert.

StandardAero is one of the world’s largest independent providers of services, including engine and airframe maintenance, repair and overhaul, engine component repair, engineering services, interior completions and paint applications. StandardAero serves a diverse array of customers in business and general aviation, airline, military, helicopter, components, energy and VIP completions markets. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011. StandardAero is owned by and partnered with Veritas Capital, a leading private equity firm headquartered in New York City.