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Haeco Makes Big Shifts At The Top


Haeco Group moves seven senior managers around.

Haeco Group announced that seven senior managers are moving into new positions this month, but unlike United Airlines' shocking news about Jeff Smisek's departure yesterday, this shift is about "strengthening Haeco Group's leadership team," and appointing them directors and officers, according to the company.

James Barrington is now group director airframe services. He previously served as director corporate development for Cathay Pacific Airways. He's been with the Swire Group since 1982.

Greg Hughes, most recently commercial director and COO of John Swire & Sons in Australia, became Haeco's group director components and engine services.

Kevin Carter, who joined Timco Aviation Services in 2002 as CFO and was promoted to CEO in 2008, was appointed group director Cabin Solutions--in addition to his role as CEO of Haeco Americas. (Haeco purchased Timco in 2014.)

Richard Kendall, formerly director and general manager of Hong Kong Aero Engine Services (HAESL, the JV formed in 1996 with Rolls-Royce and SIA Engineering Co.), was appointed deputy CEO of Haeco Americas.

Summit Chan, previously group director, commercial of Haeco Group, was promoted to CEO of Haeco Xiamen. Chan has been with the Swire Pacific group since 1988 and Haeco since 2009.

In addition, Haeco appointed Lutz Wierschin general manager of Taikoo (Xiamen) Landing Gear Services Co. Ltd. and promoted Angus Barclay from general manager Europe of Cathay Pacific Airways to director and general manager of HAESL.

Haeco operates 19 subsidiaries and JVs around the world and focuses on airframe, cabin solutions, component and engine services.

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