Tempe, Ariz. – February 28, 2013 – StandardAero announced today it has appointed Ken Aso as Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Customer Development. In this role Aso will be responsible for developing sustainable, long-term global strategic planning for the business, creating innovative approaches to growing existing products and services, and driving enterprise-wide customer support and sales support operational excellence.
“Ken’s proven skills — from the establishment of growth strategies to maintaining large product portfolios and strong financial modeling skills — will be immediately applied in his new role,” said Rob Mionis, President & CEO, StandardAero. “In addition, Ken is an expert in strategy and planning processes, mergers and acquisitions, MRO and asset management. He also has extensive international experience, having previously led projects in 17 countries across five continents.”
Immediately preceding his leadership position at StandardAero, Aso served as a partner at Oliver Wyman, a global management and strategy consulting firm. Prior to Oliver Wyman, Aso worked at Boston Scientific Corporation, Bain & Company and Qwest Communications in a variety of increasingly responsible product management and leadership positions. Aso holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Walla Walla University.
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. A Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, StandardAero provides a global service network of 13 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, along with an additional 50 sales and field service locations. The company celebrated its 100th year of industry leadership in 2011.
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) Ltd is a globally recognized aerospace company specializing in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, aircraft completions and aircraft leasing. The Company is headquartered in Dubai and operates in four continents and employs over 4,000 people. More information can be found on the company’s web site at www.dubaiaerospace.com.