David Coleal Named CEO of Incora

Incora announced that David Coleal has been appointed group chief executive officer. Incora provides a  suite of innovative supply chain management solutions – including Just-in-Time (JIT), Chemical Management Services (CMS), kitting, and 3PL / 4PL services – to aerospace and defense, as well as automotive, industrial, pharmaceutical and other industries. Incora has a global footprint with 60+ locations across 17 countries.

Effective November 30, 2020, the appointment comes at a significant time for the company as it embarks on the next phase of its growth trajectory, driven by an unrelenting focus to provide Incora’s customers with leading-edge solutions for the global supply chain. Incora is dedicated to understanding customer needs and providing innovative new products, services and customized solutions that deliver on its promise of reducing complexity and increasing reliability for customers.

Coleal has more than two decades of senior leadership experience within the aerospace and defense sectors, including serving as president of Bombardier Aviation and executive vice president at Spirit AeroSystems. Coleal has broad experience in aircraft design, development, certification, operations and customer service across business aviation, commercial and defense markets.  This depth and breadth of experience will bring greater solution insight and value creation for Incora customers.

“I am very proud and excited to lead the talented team at Incora,” say Coleal “This merger of the world’s leading supply chain solutions companies Wesco Aircraft and Pattonair allows us broader reach and scale to provide our customers with the most innovative and integrated solutions in the industries we serve.”

JSSI Appoints Barhouch BD Director for Middle East and India

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), an independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the business aviation industry, has appointed Pascale Barhouch as director of business development for the Middle East and India.

Barhouch brings more than 13 years of experience to JSSI from across the aviation and aerospace industries. At JSSI, she will be based in Dubai and responsible for managing strategic sales and support plans in the region.

“For the past nine years, Gregory Olympios and our Dubai office have been instrumental in establishing JSSI’s position across the Middle East and we are thrilled to now welcome Pascale to continue this development following Gregory’s recent retirement,” said Mark Winzar, JSSI’s senior vice president of business development for EMEAA and APAC. “Her experience across the region will be an incredibly valuable addition to the team and we look forward to working together.”

“I can’t think of a more qualified person to pass the torch to,” said Gregory Olympios. “I have no doubt Pascale will do an exceptional job supporting the many valued customers I had the pleasure of working with for so many years.”

“The Middle East is an exciting place for business aviation. As the market continues to grow, I am excited to join JSSI and have an opportunity to demonstrate the value of JSSI’s hourly cost maintenance programs and the enhanced levels of independent service and support we can provide aircraft owners and operators,” said Barhouch.

Prior to joining JSSI, Barhouch held a variety of senior sales and marketing roles with ABJAD Group, Rizon Jet and, most recently, Gogo Business Aviation where she was responsible for product sales for aircraft communication and connectivity, satellite networks, and in-flight entertainment throughout the Middle East, Africa, Turkey, and Europe.

C&L Aviation Services Continues to Expand Regional MRO Leadership

As part of the company’s continued expansion, C&L Aviation Services announced the hire of Roger Daily as assistant director of maintenance. In this newly created position, Daily will oversee much of the company’s day-to-day operations concerning its regional aircraft maintenance business.

Daily, formally of ExpressJet, has more than 30 years of experience in aviation with a focus on regional ERJ 135/145/170 aircraft. That experience aligns very well with C&L’s focus to be a “one-stop-solution for the ERJ aircraft.”

“Roger has a tremendous amount of experience from his time with ExpressJet,” said Todd Williams, general manager of C&L Aviation Services. “I look forward to the leadership he brings to the team here and also the knowledge he passes on to some of our newer mechanics.”

C&L Aviation Services is a growing MRO, experienced in providing MRO services to regional operators including maintenance, interior refurbishment, avionics upgrades, aircraft painting and parts support.

Daily will be based at the company’s 200,000 Sq. Ft. MRO facility located in Bangor, Maine.

George Vander Voort, Renowned Physical Metallurgist Named Exclusive Consultant to Buehler

Buehler announced that George Vander Voort will be joining the firm as an exclusive consultant. He will also be premiering in his first Buehler Webinar on December 2, 2020 with Dr. Mike Keeble.  The topic will be Demystifying the Metallographic Challenges of Heat-Treated Parts. The topic is of interest to manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, medical device and other metal fabricators.

Vander Voort is a physical metallurgist and a world-wide leading expert in microstructural analysi s, interpretation and measurement, he had served as Buehler’s Director of Research and Technology for over a decade. Buehler is a premier manufacturer of metallographic and hardness testing equipment and consumables  for materials analysis of microstructures used in manufacturing production laboratories, universities and research/development organizations.

Vander Voort  will be working with the Laboratory Applications team, under Dr. Mike Keeble, US Laboratories and Technology Manager in Lake Bluff, Illinois. According to Dr. Keeble, “We are thrilled to have George back at Buehler. He will be an added resource to both our customers and the global Buehler team. With the addition of George, Buehler continues to work with the most qualified material scientists to assist customers with their applications and unique processes, provide offsite and onsite training, virtual presentations and webinars. Buehler is honored to welcome George back and we look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

In 2020, Vander Voort received the Distinguished Life Membership award from ASM International – a very select award, previously also won by Buehler leaders: Adolph Buehler in 1966 and Dan Albrecht in 1989. Vander Voort obtained his BS in Metallurgical Engineering in 1967 from Drexel Institute of Technology (now Drexel University), and his MS in Metallurgy in 1974 from Lehigh University. He worked as a professional metallurgist at Bethlehem Steeel (1967-1973), Homer Research Labs (1973-1983) and Carpenter Technology (1983-1996) before working with Buehler as Director of Research and Technology between 1996 and 2009. During his tenure at Buehler, he made some very significant contributions , including producing the first version of the SumMet Guide, The Sum Of Our Experience A Guide to Materials Preparation & Analysis. Vander Voort has also authored more than 400 publications, 31 chapters of the ASM Handbooks, written his own book on Metallography and holds six patents.  He has been active in both ASTM and ASM International for many decades. His contributions to both have been extensive and he has received numerous distinctions in his field.

Jaulerry appointed Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Sébastien Jaulerry as executive vice-president, Support and Services, succeeding Olivier Le Merrer who is retiring.

Sébastien Jaulerry started his career in 1994 at Labinal as workshop manager, then method manager. In 1998 he was promote d production manager of Boeing 767 Electrical Wiring, based in Pryor (USA), and in 2001 to Electrical Studies Department manager in Toulouse.

In 2004 he was appointed CEO of engineering company Safran Aerospace India in Bangalore, before joining in 2007, as CEO, Safran Engineering Services, in Toulouse,in charge of Airbus activities.

In 2011 he became CEO of Matis Aerospace, a Boeing and Labinal joint venture in Casablanca. Since 2013, Sébastien has served as general manager for the Eurasia region of Safran Electrical & Power’s EWIS (Electrical Wiring Interconnexion Systems) division.

Sébastien Jaulerry is a graduate of the Ecole des Arts et Métiers and the IAE Paris – Sorbonne Business School (1992).

Mente Group Appoints Buff as Director of Technical Services

Mente Group has named aircraft maintenance expert Jamie Buff as Director of Technical Services for the broad-based aviation consulting firm. He has held significant aviation maintenance positions for AMB Group, Coca-Cola, Nike, P&G, Wachovia Bank, Cessna, and the U.S. Air Force.

He is a n FAA Airframe & Powerplant certificate holder with more than 20 years experience in aviation maintenance to include managing and performing scheduled maintenance, line maintenance checks, troubleshooting, ordering and installing parts, managing crews, and maintaining documentation for FAA compliance.
“Jamie Buff brings an extraordinary aircraft maintenance skill set to our consulting company,” said Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor. “I have been impressed with the professionalism and expertise with which he advises clients and works with our team to broaden its capabilities.”
Buff’s aviation maintenance career began 25 years ago in the U.S. Air Force as a B-52H Bomber Dedicated Crew Chief. After military service, he joined Cessna Aircraft Company as an Airframe & Powerplant Technician.
From there, Buff moved into the corporate flight operations world, joining Wachovia Bank Flight Operations in Charlotte, NC. During his career, he has supported maintenance and flight operations for various Fortune 100 companies.

Chuck Kegley named President of Hawthorne Global Aviation Services

Hawthorne Global Aviation Services announced that Chuck Kegley has been named president based at their Long Island MacArthur Airport location. Kegley joins Hawthorne from Advanced Aviation Services, where he served as President specializing in Corporate Aviation Support Services.

Kegley’s has held key positions at fixed base operations in four western states with his most recent being president of Gateway d.b.a Clay Lacy Aviation. While there he was instrumental in managing the turnaround of an FBO that was $8 million in debt into a company that was successfully sold.  Before joining Clay Lacy, Kegley was general manager of Galvin Flying Services of Seattle, WA., a six-time Pro-Pilot Best Independent Fixed Base Operation. Prior to that, he was an engineer of record with Boeing Company for the B2 Spirit. He has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Southern California.

“Chuck brings a tremendous depth of experience in the general aviation services industry, including management of fixed base operations, aircraft charter and management, and aircraft maintenance organizations, and we look forward to his help continuing to improve and streamline our business through these unprecedented times,” says Hawthorne’s CEO, Bryon Burbage.  “Hawthorne remains committed to safe operations for our customers and employees and Chuck’s experience bringing Clay Lacy to IS-BAH status will only enhance that commitment.”

“I am thrilled to join the team here and to continue to build on Hawthorne’s excellent reputation in our industry,” says Kegley. “For private jet travelers, we have all of the elements to offer a successful private jet experience, from charter to hangarage, maintenance, FBO and management – providing superior customer service in all aspects of our business.”


Mente Group Names Vince Restivo as New COO

Mente Group has appointed Vince Restivo to the newly created position of chief operating officer (COO), responsible for day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the broad-based aviation consulting firm.

Restivo, formerly vice president of Program Management, will continue to report to Mente Group President and CEO Brian Proctor, who will focus more of his efforts on creating long-term strategies for the company and its clientele. In his new expanded role, Restivo, who has 37 years of experience in business aviation, will assess and manage ongoing business operations including process, policy and metrics to execute the company’s vision, goals and growth strategies.
“Vince’s solid and successful business aviation background with Gulfstream and Hawker Beechcraft as well as his passion for detail and quality will serve Mente Group and our clients exceptionally well,” said Proctor. “Our entire team looks forward to his contributions to our successes and that of our clientele.”
Mente Group, an aircraft dealer accredited by the International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA), offers a comprehensive array of aviation consulting services to include fleet planning, appraisals and forecasting, buying, flight department startups, completion and refurbishment, operational alignment and Mente 360, a scalable, reliable and cost-effective corporate aviation asset advisory program.
Before joining Mente Group, Restivo was vice president – Completions for Hawker Beechcraft and has served Gulfstream in various roles including Regional VP – Aircraft Sales and Director – Completion Sales. He is also the founder of Addo Virtus Advisors, an advisory firm specializing in completion management, business process and metrics focused on providing both operational and transactional value throughout the aircraft acquisition and ownership life-cycle.

Former Cirrus Chief Inspector Robert McCarthy Joins Force Aviation

Robert McCarthy joins Force Aviation as chief tnspector at their Dallas Executive Airport facility.  McCarthy will oversee final delivery of all turbine and piston aircraft. McCarthy will also help improve Force’s quality control, expand overall capabilities and ensure a smooth, efficient and timely return to service process. McCarthy brings more than 30 years in aviation experience to the Force Aviation team and will manage their team of floor inspectors.

Based at KRBD, Force Aviation is a full-completion maintenance facility with more than 37,000 sq. feet of hangar space and a large, experienced and diverse staff. Force specializes in airframe and engine maintenance, major modifications, avionics installation, structural repair, interior refurbishment, and paint of all fixed wing and rotorcraft. Force also offer full-service parts support, sales/acquisition, detailing and sourcing. AOG services (within a 50-mile radius of the DFW Metroplex).


JPB Système Appoints Robert Farhat as Sales Engineer for US Office

JPB Système has appointed Robert Farhat as sales engineer at the company’s North American office in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Farhat joins JPB Système after eight years with STANLEY Engineered Fastening (Stanley Black and Decker), where he gained experience across sales/strategic application roles, eventually progressing to the role of global product manager.

Bringing expertise in product and business development to his new role at JPB Système, Farhat will be responsible for driving the company’s growth in key market segments, primarily aerospace, as well as other industries. As part of his remit, he will oversee product development operations and provide support to both existing and new customers.

Farhat’s appointment comes as part of JPB Système’s continued efforts to build and drive collaborative, proactive relationships with customers and ensure provision of vital ongoing technical support and consultation amid challenging trading conditions.