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MRO Europe 2016 set to draw more than 5,000 participants

Expert forecasts, seminars and workshops will be presented during the 2016 Aviation Week MRO Europe gathering scheduled for October 18-20 at Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Conference Centre in the Netherlands. The gathering is the largest in the region dedicated to the maintenance, repair and overhaul industry.

Chromalloy, a platinum-level sponsor of 2016 Aviation Week MRO Europe, will exhibit a full line of gas turbine engine repairs and services. Participants of MRO Europe are invited to visit Chromalloy in Booth 12-811.

MRO Europe will offer a three-day agenda of topics pertinent to the aviation maintenance industry. On opening day, industry experts Tom Cooper, VP, CAVOK, and Jonathan Berger, VP, ICF International, will present a market forecast and key trends of the MRO and aviation industries.

Complete information, including the conference lineup and registration, is available at

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Chromalloy Appoints Strategic Sales Support Manager

Chromalloy has appointed Gertjan van Veldhuizen to the role of Manager, Strategic Sales Support. Over the past 9 years, Gertjan has supported Chromalloy’s sales and marketing efforts in a variety of roles, including time spent in Atlanta, GA as an Account Manager for Florida and Latin America. Over the years, Gertjan has developed an in-depth knowledge of Chromalloy’s systems, capabilities and markets.

Gertjan will be based at our corporate office in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from HAN University in Arnhem, the Netherlands and his Master’s Degree in Business Economics at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

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Singapore hosting MRO Asia-Pacific 2016

Aviation Week’s MRO Asia-Pacific 2016 gets underway September 27-29 in Singapore, offering complete end-to-end solutions and expert presentations for participants from the region. The gathering will be at the Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre. Asia Pacific’s status as a high-growth region in fleet size has shaped the conference agenda.

Highlights will include featured speaker Richard Brown, Vice President of ICF International. Richard Owens, Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions & Innovation, DHL, is the Seminar Leader for the industry gathering.

Participants registered to attend MRO Asia-Pacific 2016 include top maintenance managers from the commercial, military and defense segment, painting services and materials experts, parts distributors, manufacturers and supply chain professionals. More information is available at

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‘New For Used’ Blade Replacement Program Gaining Momentum

Chromalloy’s ‘New For Used’ engine blade replacement program has gained momentum in recent months, with two major U.S. airlines entering into a total of five agreements valued at approximately $7 million.

The ‘New For Used’ program allows engine operators and MRO centers to exchange used OEM blades for newly produced BELAC blades on the CF6-80C2 platform. Proceeds from the removed blades are used to offset the customer’s cost of BELAC’s new Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) replacement blades.

The exchange significantly reduces the cost for the operators who install BELAC blades, which are fully FAA-certified HPT replacements, over new OEM blades. Under the program, Chromalloy inputs operators’ used blades and repairs or scraps them, depending on wear.

To learn more about Chromalloy’s innovative solutions, including our ‘New for Used Program’ contact John McKirdy.

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MRO-Network to host Aero-Engines Europe 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal

MRO-Network will host Aero-Engines Europe 2016 for two days, September 14-15, at the Myriad by Sana Hotel. With the theme, Taking the Lead and Delivering Value in a Competitive MRO Sector, the gathering will explore trends and issues related to the region’s engine MRO industry.

David Hygate, Regional Sales Executive, Delta TechOps, will provide the Chairman’s Opening Remarks. Dave Marcontell, from ICF International, will present Engine MRO Market Analysis – An Overview of the Current State of the Aero-Engine Fleet.

Other speakers at Aero-Engines Americas 2016 include Les Cronin, MTU Head of Global Engine Leasing; Rudy Bryce, General Manager, GE Aviation Materials; and Andy MacTaggart, Marketing Manager, Commercial Engines & Aftermarket, Pratt & Whitney. Registration and additional information about Aero-Engines Europe 2016 is at

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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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