Tempe, Ariz. – August 9, 2012 – StandardAero, 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 has announced two key senior executive appointments for the company.
Tom Roche, formerly StandardAero’s Vice President, Turboprops and Fleets (TPAF), has been selected for the position of Vice President, Customer Support. This is a new, corporate-wide role that will continue to drive the company’s excellence in customer support systems, processes and capabilities to place an even greater emphasis on customer service. This new position establishes a dedicated senior leadership role, focusing solely on corporate-wide service quality.
Prior to Roche’s previous role as Vice President, Turboprops and Fleets, he served as Vice president of StandardAero’s Helicopters business unit, a position he held for nearly a decade. Roche’s career with StandardAero has included positions as General Manager, StandardAero Australia, Director, PT6 Engine Overhaul and Service Center Operations, Manager, T56 Military Programs and Program manager for the USAF T56 Reduction Gearbox Program.
Alain Berube is replacing Roche as Vice President & General Manager, Turboprops and Fleets. Berube joined StandardAero in March of this year in the newly created role of Vice President, Operations. In that role, he was responsible for the operations, supply chain, engineering, and quality functions for Turboprops and Fleets. As the new Vice President & General Manager, Alain will take on full responsibility for the P&L for this important business.
Prior to joining StandardAero, Berube was Senior Vice President, Asset Management & Operations for Volvo Aero Services, primarily involved with the distribution of surplus new and used parts for airlines and MROs worldwide. Prior to that, he was President & CEO of MTU Aero Engines North America and he also served five years starting up the MTU Maintenance joint venture as Vice President, Technical Operations/COO in Zhuhai, China.
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.