Tempe, Ariz. – Feb. 27, 2009 – StandardAero announced today that Steve Kelley has joined the company as Corporate Communications Manager. In this role, Kelley will be responsible for managing internal communications for the company’s 4,000-plus employees throughout the U.S. and Canada, in addition to serving as StandardAero’s external communications contact managing all media relations activities.
“Steve’s impressive background managing all facets of corporate marketing & communications functions make him an ideal candidate for this position and a valuable asset to the company,” said Mike Turner, Director, Marketing and Corporate Communications. “Steve’s wealth of corporate communications experience will expedite our efforts to create a unified corporate culture, while seamlessly and effectively communicating value to our customers and to the media.”
Prior to joining StandardAero, Kelley managed the marketing and communications functions for several major corporations, including Raytheon Missile Systems and Health Net of Arizona; in addition to serving as the primary marketing strategist for The Greater Tucson Economic Council, and ARGO Tracker Corporation – a developer of portable, GPS-based tracking devices.
Kelley earned his Master’s Degree in Public Administration and his Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from California State University, Fullerton.
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: DAE is a fast developing global aerospace, manufacturing and services corporation made up of six divisions – DAE Airports, DAE Capital, DAE Engineering, DAE Manufacturing, DAE Services and DAE University.
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 kilometer 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 EMAAR, ISTITHMAR World, Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), Dubai International Capital, DIFC Investments LLC, the Government of Dubai and AMLAK Finance.