AFI KLM E&M Appoints Three Innovators

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance (AFI KLM E&M) states that three new appointments have been made in support of new-generation aircraft fleets and digital innovation applied to aircraft maintenance.
The appointments are: Rodolphe Parisot as vice president digital & innovation; Robert Pruim as vice president procurement; and Vincent Metz as director strategy. All three will sit on the AFI KLM E&M executive committee.
Rodolphe Parisot will be tasked with maximizing innovation and digitization capabilities throughout the AFI KLM E&M network, and to transform them into drivers of efficiency and high performance on behalf of Group activities for the benefit of its customers.
Parisot graduated from the Ecole des Mines de Paris, and holds a Ph.D in Material Science as well as an Executive MBA in General Management (ESSEC / Mannheim University). He has a 15-year career within aviation. At Air France Industries he was chief operating officer, Engine Services. Said Parisot: “Digital technologies present a very fine challenge to a leading MRO like AFI KLM E&M.” He explaining that he would “ explore this new digital territory to develop ever more innovative solutions that will improve services for our client fleets and their overall performance.”
Robert Pruim has occupied a number of positions of responsibility within the Group. Holding a Master’s degree in Mathematics (Numeric Analysis & Informatics) obtained at Utrecht University, he has worked at KLM’s Passenger Operations Training Centre and has headed the Line Maintenance Production Unit. Latterly he headed international sales.
Vincent Metz graduated from Eindhoven University of Technology with a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering and Management Science. He has served KLM as a logistics manager and head of KLM E&M’s Middle East & Asia line maintenance department. Metz was involved in the first manager exchange between Air France and KLM in the wake of the merger between the two groups.