Key Appointments Made at AFI KLM E&M

Key Appointments Made at AFI KLM E&M

AFI KLM E&M has made several key appointments recently. Formerly AFI KLM E&M’s business development director, Paul-Antoine Vivet is taking over from Franck Becker as head of AFI KLM E&M’s American sales team.

Holder of a Master of Science (MSc) in Aeronautical Engineering from the ESTACA and a double Executive MBA degree from Paris Dauphine University and the University of Quebec, Vivet began his career in 2002, working as an engineer at Thales in Los Angeles. Between 2003 and 2006 he pursued his professional development at the Airbus Group as an engineer and project manager. He joined Air France in 2006, where for three years he held the post of purchasing manager (Industrial and Logistical Resources). In 2009, he began a series of varied commercial and industrial roles at AFI KLM E&M, including general sales manager for Eastern Europe, then North America, followed by product line manager (Hydraulic and Pneumatic Products), then business development director from 2019. In addition, since 2022 he has been chairman of the board of directors at AFI KLM E&M Beijing Line Maintenance International.

“I would like to express my sincere thanks to Franck Becker who has built up the trust of our American customers and successfully supported them over the years — including during the very difficult months our industry went through during the health crisis,” said Pierre Teboul, AFI KLM E&M’s SVP commercial. “I am convinced that Paul-Antoine is the ideal choice to take over and lead our ambitions; he knows the American operators and their needs, and will be a valuable partner for our customers to help them take full advantage of the recovery of regional and international traffic.”

Dominik Wiener-Silva has been appointed VP component services in Amsterdam, succeeding Maarten Koopmans. Previously, Wiener-Silva was managing director of EPCOR, the 100% subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M based in Amsterdam, specialized in APU and component support. Wiener-Silva will take up his new position as VP of component services in Amsterdam in January 2023. He will take over from Maarten Koopmans, who will be appointed managing director of KLM Cityhopper.

“Over the past year Dominik has worked on supporting business recovery in the wake of the pandemic and pursuing EPCOR’s growth strategy,” said Ton Dortmans, EVP KLM E&M. “Component services and its customers can rely on Dominik’s expertise and knowledge of the E&M business and his 20 years of experience in the MRO industry.”

Effective January 9, 2023, Heidi Haveman will assume the role of managing director of EPCOR, the 100% subsidiary of AFI KLM E&M based in Amsterdam, specialized in APU and component support.

In her current position working as director training engineering & maintenance, Heidi Haveman will take up her new position as managing director of EPCOR. She took over from Wiener-Silva. Haveman’s experience includes more than 20 years of operational, commercial, consultancy and management experience at KLM Engineering & Maintenance, Inflight Services, in the Operations Control Center, seconded to KLM Catering Services, as well as experience outside of KLM.

“I look forward to being part of the EPCOR family,” Haveman said. “It is very exciting to join a company that is so dynamic and innovative in serving its worldwide customers. With all the employees, continuing the development of products and the growth of EPCOR will be my priority.”