Tempe, Ariz. – January 22, 2010 – StandardAero announced today that Michael Kaplan has joined the company as General Counsel and will assume the responsibilities of Chief Security Officer upon confirmation from the Department of Homeland Security. Kaplan brings broad knowledge in the legal and finance fields as well as specific industry experience in aerospace/defense, government services and electronics manufacturing.
“Michael’s experience in corporate governance and as a general counsel will provide StandardAero with exceptional counsel as our company continues to grow,” said Rob Mionis, President and CEO. “We’re fortunate to have his breadth of experience to lead our legal team.”
In his new position, he will have direct responsibility for all legal functions, including insurance and risk management, contracts, health & safety and compliance programs worldwide, as well as corporate governance.
Kaplan was most recently a Shareholder with international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP where he focused on corporate law and served as outside general counsel to public and private companies in the aerospace/defense and government services industries. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Styling Technology Corporation.
Kaplan earned his law degree from Stanford Law School and graduated with honors from the College of William & Mary.
He is a member of the National Defense Industrial Association and a Founding Board Member on the Arizona Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.
StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company with $1.4 billion in annual revenue, specializes in engine maintenance, repair and overhaul, and nose-to-tail services that include airframe, interior refurbishments and paint for business and general aviation, air transport, and military aircraft. The company, part of the DAE Engineering division, forms a global services network of 12 primary facilities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Singapore and Australia, with an additional 14 regionally located service and support locations.
About DAE: www.dubaiaerospace.com
Dubai Aerospace Enterprise is building a globally recognized aerospace corporation with operations from aircraft leasing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), and Aviation IT solutions. It is creating an innovative business that builds on Dubai’s dynamism and continuous growth in Aviation.
Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and to produce an integrated aerospace cluster, based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometre airport and logistics city being constructed in Jebel Ali, Dubai. It is forming international partnerships at the highest level of industry with the aim of establishing one of the most innovative and successful businesses in the global aerospace industry within the next decade.