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Deborah Wells Named VP, Strategy & Business Improvement of BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services Companies

Wells to oversee quality, engineering and continuous improvement operations

4 February 2019

Dallas, TX –  BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services companies announced today that Deborah Wells has joined its leadership team as Vice President of Strategy and Business Improvement. Wells will lead the integration of GES’s core operations, consisting of engineering, quality, and continuous improvement, with the global strategic planning process.

“Throughout Deborah’s career, she has worked in OEM service centers, manufacturing and supply chain, which gives her both technical insights and business prowess”, Hugh McElroy, President and COO of Global Engine Services said. “She is renowned for applying critical thinking to every role she undertakes to improve execution, operational processes and drive financial results, so we are thrilled to have a member of her caliber lead our efforts.”

Most recently, Wells served as Sr. Director of Global Strategic Sourcing at United Technologies Corp (UTC). Additionally, her experience stems from various senior roles at Pratt & Whitney Canada including Engine MRO in West Virginia, Aftermarket Strategic Business Development and P&WC’s Aerospace Component Service group, as well as time spent at HVAC manufacturer, Carrier, as financial controller.

“Deborah is a strong asset with a track record of success spanning aviation’s corporate, airline and government sectors,” McElroy said. “She leads with a customer-oriented focus and will be deeply involved in operational process implementation in the coming months, adjusting our processes for excellence to further enhance our turn-around-time delivery, product quality and productivity.”

Wells is a native Texan and will oversee GES’s global strategic operational and business improvement from GES’s main headquarters at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. For more information about Global Engine Services’ recent leadership appointments, please contact Kalyn Kvapil, GES Marketing Communications Manager.


About BBA Aviation’s Global Engine Services

Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation deliver OEM-authorized turbine engine maintenance, repair and overhaul services and support to the aviation industry backed by more than 80 years of experience. The companies have established a Global Engine Services network that provides comprehensive services for engines powering the majority of the world’s business and general aviation (B&GA) and rotorcraft fleets.

The GES network includes engine MRO centers in Dallas, TX and Portsmouth, UK, as well as 10 regional turbine centers around the world. Additionally, the F1RST SUPPORT field service organization provides rapid response and high capability on-site repair and inspection services. The Global Engine Services network also includes two companies, International Turbine Service (ITS) and Barrett Turbine Engine Company (BTEC), that specialize in turbine engine and parts sales, as well as an accessory repair and overhaul company, International Governor Services (IGS). For more information, please visit DallasAirmotive.com, HSaviation.co.uk, InternationalTurbineService.com, BarrettTurbineEngine.com or InternationalGovernor.com.

Information on BBA Aviation plc

BBA Aviation plc is a market leading, global aviation support and aftermarket services provider, primarily focused on servicing the Business and General Aviation (B&GA) market. We support our customers through three principal businesses: Signature Flight Support, Ontic and Global Engine Services/Engine Repair and Overhaul (GES/ERO).

Signature Flight Support also includes Signature TECHNICAirTM and EPIC and provides premium, full service flight and home base support including refuelling, ground handling and MRO services through the world’s largest fixed base operation (FBO) network for B&GA users with around 200 locations covering key destinations in North America, Europe, South America, Caribbean, Africa and Asia. EPIC is a provider of aviation fuels, supplies and services.

Ontic is a leading provider of high-quality equipment and cost-effective solutions for the continuing support of maturing and legacy aerospace platforms with locations in the USA, Europe and Asia. ERO/GES is a leading independent engine service provider to global B&GA operators, the rotorcraft market and regional airline fleets with locations in the USA, Europe, South America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

For more information, please visit www.bbaaviation.com.