WINNIPEG, Canada – May 6, 2008 — Standard Aero has appointed Mike Turner as Manager, Communications based in Tempe, Ariz.
Turner will be responsible for developing and managing Standard Aero’s internal communication programs and policies, and he’ll assume responsibility for the company’s media relations portfolio.
Prior to joining Standard Aero, 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.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Mike’s extensive experience take on this critical communications role,” said Standard Aero SVP Marketing and Corporate Communication Andrew Farrant.
Turner holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelors in Aviation Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Standard Aero, 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: DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – Airports, Capital, Engineering, Manufacturing, Services and University. Headquartered in Dubai, the group is growing through a series of phased developments and acquisitions to become a global player and produce an integrated aerospace cluster based at Dubai World Central – the new 140 square kilometer airport and logistics city. 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 EMAAR, ISTITHMAR, Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA), Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, the Government of Dubai and AMLAK Finance.