Aviall Makes Key Appointments

Eric Strafel has been named president and CEO of Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Previously Strafel served as vice president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security Autonomous Systems for Boeing Military Aircraft.
“Eric brings 20 years of leadership experience back to Aviall,” said Lynne Hopper, vice president Material Services within Boeing Commercial Airplane’s Commercial Aviation Services. “He understands its core values, embraces the Aviall culture and shares Aviall’s long tradition and passion for customer service. Eric is a proven leader, and his experience in international operations and general, business, defense and commercial aviation align very well with Aviall’s strategic focus.”
“I am honored to have been selected as Aviall’s president and CEO. It is a privilege once again to be part of an organization that delivers the industry’s highest quality products, services and innovative solutions to more than 26,000 customers and invests in developing the most talented team members in aviation,” said Strafel. “We are an organization led by an 84-year-old purpose of ‘proudly keeping the world in flight.’ I will do my best to serve our original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners and customers by strengthening our team members’ ability to fulfill that purpose.”
Previous to his role at Autonomous Systems, Strafel was the senior vice president for Operations & Business Development at Aviall. In that role, he had executive leadership responsibility for Aviall’s commercial and defense operations, including demand planning, procurement, warehouse operations, global quality and the Lean Six Sigma program.
Before his roles of increasing responsibility at Aviall, Strafel was the vice president of Supply Chain Management for L3 Communications and held leadership positions with Honeywell International, Precision Conversions, and United Technologies. His international assignments included responsibilities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Strafel holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Binghamton University. He also is a member of the USA Leadership Corps, a national volunteer- based strategy consulting group that caters to the needs of emerging small businesses and nonprofits.
William Ampofo has been named senior vice president, global operations and supply chain for Aviall, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. In this role, Ampofo will have leadership responsibility for operations, supply chain, capital facilities, quality and the chemicals management business.
Ampofo comes to Aviall from United Technologies Corporation (UTC) and brings more than 22 years of aerospace experience, having held roles with increasing responsibility in finance, information technology, corporate strategy and operations at Pratt &Whitney, Sikorsky, and Corporate HQ. Most recently, William served as vice president, Supply Chain Commodity & Cost Management for UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) and was responsible for driving sourcing and cost reduction strategies across its $5B supply chain.
“William’s extensive management experience will be leveraged to bring continued supply chain innovations and operational effectiveness in delivering value to our original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners and customers,” said Aviall President and CEO Eric Strafel.
Ampofo has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Adelphi University, an MBA from George Washington University and has completed executive education coursework at both University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and INSEAD.

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