MRO Stars In 40 Under 40 #AvMRO


At MRO Europe last week, many people asked me who made it onto our 40 Under 40 MRO industry.

At least three of them attended and two of them spoke.

Jonas Butautis was on the panel I moderated on Thursday so I shared that he made our 40 Under 40 when I introduced him. (By the way, he disclosed that FL Technics expects 80% of its growth in 2012 to be organic and 70% next year, so that is a testament to his leadership.)

Congratulations to all 40 of the talented rising stars, and a particular kudos to the eight smart and dynamic people below who are in the MRO side of the business.

Stephane Burton (39), COO of supply chain and support, Sabena Technic

Jonas Butautis (37), CEO, FL Technics

Amy Gowder (36), VP and general manager, Kelly Aviation Center, Lockheed Martin

John M. Holmes (35), group vice president, aviation supply chain, AAR Corp.

Joachim Mirabaud (33), head of flight hour services engineering and pool management, Airbus

Derk-Jan van Heerden (33), managing director, Aircraft End-of-Life Solutions

Al Wood (37), executive vice president, commercial products and services, AeroTurbine

Gediminas Ziemelis (35), chairman of the board, Avia Solutions Group

Check out this week’s Aviation Week & Space Technology to see more about these 40 dynamic people.

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