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Tinker and the Primes 2016 tees up in Oklahoma

Several hundred aerospace, defense and government contracting organizations and agencies will participate in Tinker and the Primes 2016, an event that provides information, education and access to business opportunities. The conference and exhibition will be held August 22-24 in Midwest City, Okla., at the Sheraton Midwest City Hotel.

Featured will be briefings by Tinker Air Force Base officials, opportunities for one-on-one supplier search interviews, and OEM, prime contractor and government briefings. This year’s premier sponsor is Northrop Grumman. More information is available at

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Chan Kwai Wan joins Chromalloy as General Manager, Asia Region

Chromalloy has appointed Chan Kwai Wan, an experienced business leader with deep OEM and aftermarket manufacturing expertise, as General Manager – Asia Region. He is an industry leader with more than 35 years working for Pratt & Whitney in the aerospace OEM and aftermarket environments, Chan will help us continue to grow our business in Asia.

Chan holds a diploma in mechanical engineering, an advanced diploma in industrial engineering, an MBA from the State University of New York, and a Master in Management Science (MSc) from the University of Sheffield in the UK.

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Brian Nelson is appointed as Director, Strategic Projects – Operations

Brian Nelson has been named Chromalloy’s new Director, Strategic Projects – Operations. Brian has significant experience as an Engineering and Operation project leader and will be accountable for leading strategic Operations projects.

Brian joins us from Esterline Technologies Corp., a global aero and defense supplier, where he was Strategic Supply Chain Project Manager. Prior to that, he was Manager of Business Development / Strategic Planning, at United Technologies Aerospace Systems. Earlier, he worked for several years within Goodrich Corporation units in successive roles, including Director of Global Manufacturing, Facility Engineering Manager, and Operations Manager. In addition, he worked for several years at Ingersoll-Rand in different roles.

Brian began his career in the U.S. Army Reserves’ training division. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Oklahoma State University in industrial engineering and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. He is a certified Project Management Professional and is Six Sigma Green Belt certified.

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Nguyen will lead Chromalloy business development in Asia

George Nguyen, a long-time senior leader in aerospace and energy who previously was General Manager at Chromalloy’s Orangeburg, N.Y., repair and coating center, has moved to the newly-created role of Managing Director, Business Development – Asia. Nguyen’s appointment reflects Chromalloy’s plans for future growth in Asia.

Nguyen joined Chromalloy in 2014 with more than 25 years in top leadership roles at leading global companies in aerospace and energy. His successful track record includes launching businesses and JVs in China, Australia and India.

Prior to joining Chromalloy, he was Chief Operations Officer at Bloom Energy. Before, he was Senior Vice President of Operations at Hawker Beechcraft, and prior to that was President & COO of ASIMCO Technologies, Beijing, China. Earlier, he was division President at Eaton Corp. Prior to that, he was a senior executive at Honeywell/AlliedSignal, including President & CEO of AlliedSignal Aerospace Canada.

Nguyen holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Rutgers University and an Executive Master of Science degree in manufacturing eneringeering from Boston University.

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POWER-GEN Africa gears up in Johannesburg July 19-21

POWER-GEN Africa, co-located this year with DISTRIBUTech Africa, is the region’s largest conference and exhibition dedicated to the burgeoning generation and distribution industry. POWER-GEN Africa, being staged July 19-21 at the Sandton Convention Centre, brings together regional and international power sector leaders from sub-Saharan Africa and around the globe.

The conference segment will explore end-to-end coverage from electricity generation to distribution, including power needs, resources and key issues affecting the region’s electricity market. Visit for complete information.

For more information on Chromalloy, visit or contact us here.

Farnborough International Airshow taking off July 11 – 17

More than 100,000 trade visitors will attend the Farnborough Air Show, with some 1,500 companies from around the world exhibiting aircraft systems and aftermarket services in civil and business aviation, defense, space and rotary wing aircraft. The static display will feature more than 150 aircrafts including the new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

The airshow is a global showcase for the aerospace and defense industry as well as a forum for high-level meetings. Twenty-two nations will host pavilions at Farnborough, and multiple military delegations will participate. Farnborough also offers forums for MRO, rotary and manufacturing technology customers. For information, visit

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David LeClair is appointed as Director, Customer Service

David LeClair, a business leader with more than 25 years of aerospace industry expertise, including leadership roles at Delta Air Lines and within the MRO environment, has been named Chromalloy’s new Director, Customer Service. LeClair’s accountabilities include establishing best practices and customer service protocols and procedures across Chromalloy.

LeClair joins the company from GA Telesis where he was Vice President, MRO Sales and Customer Service. There, he was responsible for worldwide double-digit sales growth for the repair group. His previous roles include engineering, customer service, program management, business development and sales at VAS\Volvo Aero Services, Delta Air Lines and United Parcel Service.

LeClair holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering, an MBA, and certifications in Lean manufacturing system design and Six Sigma.

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Chromalloy further expands and invests in component manufacturing support and repair services in Europe

Chromalloy completed a major investment and further expansion of its component manufacturing support and repair capabilities in Tilburg, Netherlands. “Chromalloy’s Tilburg facility has opened a new state-of-the-art coating line to provide gas turbine engine manufacturers and operators with our A-12 aluminum diffusion coating for steel and other turbine components,” said Carlo Luzzatto, President.

“When applied to metal components during manufacturing and repair the A-12 protective coating inhibits corrosion and oxidation, effectively extending the life of the components and lowering operators’ maintenance costs.” Chromalloy’s expansion and investment in Europe further serves customers’ manufacturing, production and repair needs in the region, Luzzatto said.

The A-12 protective coating is applied at low temperatures by a pack cementation process to preserve the base alloy properties of gas turbine engine components that range in size from smaller compressor blades and vanes to cases and large buckets and vanes found in land-based industrial gas turbines and aero-derivatives.

The new coating line is semi-automated and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and restriction of Chemicals) compliant in meeting all European environmental compliance standards for manufacturing operations. In addition to the newly opened A-12 coating line, Chromalloy added complementary new component machining capabilities at its Tilburg gas turbine engine center. The facility is now equipped to provide detail machining after coating applications on all sizes of turbine components.

New machining capabilities include laser drilling and Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) for components up to and including those in the largest land-based turbines. The 125,000 square foot facility in Tilburg provides OEM new production support and certified component repairs. The Tilburg center also provides other proprietary protective coatings; engineering services; joining technologies including brazing, welding and heat treatment; thermal processing; and advanced inspection. A new galvanic line was added in Tilburg in 2014 for cleaning operations performed before, during and after component manufacturing, repair, and nickel plating.

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Chromalloy turbine engine solutions exhibiting at POWER-GEN Europe

More than 10,000 energy industry leaders are registered to attend POWER-GEN Europe – the region’s largest gathering for the generation industry. POWER-GEN Europe will be held June 21 – 23 at the premier MiCo Milano Congressi – Fieramilanocity in Milan, Italy.

Chromalloy’s comprehensive value chain of turbine engine parts, advanced services, materials, and asset management will be featured at POWER-GEN Europe. Participants are invited to visit Chromalloy at Booth 4HF78 to discuss solutions and advanced technologies for a wide range of gas turbine engines including the LM2500, LM2500+, LM6000, Frame 6B, Frame 9E, and others. Also on display at POWER-GEN Europe will be Chromalloy’s Tiger Monitoring & Diagnostic System, which provides continuous engine monitoring and evaluation.

More than 400 exhibitors including suppliers, sub-suppliers, service providers and end-users across the generation industry will attend POWER-GEN Europe. Fifty expert sessions will be offered on several hot button issues, as well as industry trends and forecasts. In addition, attendees can participate Monday, June 20, in technical tours planned to nearby generation, hydro, and research facilities.

POWER-GEN Europe will be co-located with Renewable Energy World Europe. Complete information is at

For more information on Chromalloy, visit or contact us here.

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