Pexco Aerospace (Pexco) recently appointed Donald Sublett as vice president of engineering and quality. With 2023 marking Pexco’s 50th anniversary, the company says he will help lead as it embarks on a new phase of growth and innovation, using its extensive engineering expertise to develop lightweight, sustainable and durable materials for airlines and OEMs around the world.
Having attained a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University, Sublett has spent more than 20 years leading manufacturing operations across both the military and medical industries in the U. S. As a mechanical engineer with a deep technical knowledge of polymer processing and value-added fabrication assembly, he joins Pexco at an exciting time.
The company has recently achieved 100 percent on-time in full delivery for the last quarter, a direct result of its significant investment in its in-house capabilities to provide aerospace customers with greater efficiencies and control of the supply chain at a critical time for the industry. Pexco’s latest blue-sky cabin interior technology, AirShield, is also set to make waves this year as it enters the market and sets a new standard for cabin hygiene and passenger and crew wellbeing.
As VP of engineering and quality, Sublett’s role will see him spearhead Pexco’s research and development (R&D) program and lead its growing engineering, quality assurance, and maintenance division. He and his team will work closely with airlines and OEMs to problem-solve major issues facing the onboard experience, developing new materials and designing bespoke equipment to ensure cutting-edge concepts can make it into the cabin.
“Pexco Aerospace has a long and innovative history in aviation, stretching back 50 years. As we enter a new era of air travel, the industry needs proactive problem-solvers who can collaborate with airlines to unlock new ideas that enhance the flying experience. I am honored to be part of this next chapter in Pexco’s history and combine my engineering expertise with the passionate leadership we already have to make it a successful one,” said Sublett.