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Vector Aerospace creates new sales organization

July 21, 2009  By

July 21, 2009, Toronto, Ont. – Vector Aerospace Corp. has announced the creation of a new centralized sales and marketing group.

Toronto, Ont. – Vector Aerospace Corp. ( www.vectoraerospace.com
) has announced the creation of a new centralized sales and marketing
group as part of its strategy for “Setting the Standard of Customer
Service,” and its plan of strategic growth for further expansion into
the global fixed and rotary-wing markets.

John MacDougall moves from his role as President of Vector Helicopter
Services-North America to lead the team as the new Senior
Vice-President, Sales & Marketing.  MacDougall’s 20-plus years of
executive leadership experience in the areas of sales and operations
spans both fixed and rotary-wing segments of the aviation maintenance,
repair and overhaul (MRO) industry; making him the ideal candidate for
the position.

Paul Cockell, formerly Chief Operating Officer for Vector Helicopter
Services-North America has been appointed President of the division.  
“In the ongoing development of the Vector brand, our main objective is
to enhance the levels of quality and customer-satisfaction associated
with our services.  Particularly in today’s economic climate, our
customers tell us they need fast access to quality services, and
delivery they can rely on… each and every time” says MacDougall.

The alignment of Vector’s divisional sales and marketing teams into the
new organization brings together a wealth of resources, knowledge and
skills that are essential to achieving the company’s long-term vision.
MacDougall explains that the diverse range of repair, overhaul and test
capabilities (for airframes, dynamic components and engines) offered by
Vector is unparalleled in the industry.


The senior members of the new Vector sales organization include:

Tim Cox                Vice President – Engine & Component Sales
Phil Kemp                Vice President – Airframe & Avionics Sales
Balkiz Sarihan                Vice President – Strategic Marketing & Development
Gary Leskiw                Vice President – Contracts

MacDougall emphasizes the sales team will further enhance Vector’s
ability and global reach to provide industry-leading services customers
have come to expect, and that Vector continues to service all
traditional product lines including: Rolls-Royce, Pratt & Whitney
Canada, General Electric and Turbomeca engines, as well as Bell,
Sikorsky, Eurocopter, AgustaWestland and Boeing dynamic components,
structures and avionics.  

As one of the largest independent MRO service providers in the world
with more than 2,500 employees, Vector offers an extensive range of
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)-approved services from locations
across the globe. The company has multiple state-of-the-art repair and
overhaul operations in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom
and Africa serving a global customer base consisting of private and
commercial operators, government agencies, defense departments and


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