August 10, 2012 By Carey Fredericks
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