AJW Group Promotes Simmonds to COO

AJW Group has promoted Gavin Simmonds to chief operations officer following five years of success as general manager of AJW Technique – the maintenance hub for the Group’s component repair and overhaul service.

Simmonds reports to AJW Group’s president and CEO, Christopher Whiteside.

He will work closely with AJW’s chief technical officer, Dave Lewis, and be accountable for all aspects of strategic inventory management including planning, vendor spend, MRO vendor services, freight, warehouse, distribution and information technology services.

He remains general manager for AJW Technique, the Montreal-based maintenance, repair and overhaul facility which is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Whiteside said: “…it is a natural evolution for Gavin, having successfully led our Montreal facility, to take wider responsibility for MRO activities across the Group.

“His new role will encompass a lean initiative for our business with automation at the forefront of that and, with his proven track record, I’ve no doubt he will achieve great success.”

Simmonds, who has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation industry, stated: “I am delighted to take on this challenging role and build upon the foundations which makes AJW Group unique in so many ways.”