Tempe, Ariz., November 14, 2008 – StandardAero has promoted Mike Turner to Marketing and Corporate Communications Director at their Tempe, Arizona-based headquarters. He was previously their Corporate Communications Manager.
Turner will be responsible for developing and implementing strategies and branding initiatives for all marketing and corporate communications activities. He will also lead marketing communications, public relations, internal communications, tradeshows and the development of marketing initiatives supporting StandardAero’s products and services worldwide.
Prior to joining StandardAero, Turner managed marketing and communications strategy and tactics at Elliott Aviation; Sullivan Higdon & Sink, a strategic marketing and advertising agency in Wichita; and most recently Hawker Beechcraft Corporation.
A 20-year marketing veteran, Turner holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelors in Aviation Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He is also a commercial-instrument rated pilot.
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
DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – DAE Capital, DAE Engineering, DAE Services, DAE Manufacturing, DAE Airports, and DAE Flight Academy.
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.
DAE’s shareholders include the Government of Dubai, Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, EMAAR, ISTITHMAR World, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), AMLAK Finance.