StandardAero announces key leadership appointments

August 10, 2012
Aug. 10, 2012, Tempe, Az. - StandardAero 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&rsqu o;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 V olvo 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.

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