Chandler, Arizona — 1/22/18 — TurbineAero has hired Geert Van Damme as its new Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for TurbineAero Repair USA (TAR) and TurbineAero Repair Thailand (TASA), the largest independent maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) provider of Auxiliary Power Units (APU) and related accessories. In this commercial leadership role, Geert is responsible for leading all Sales, Marketing & Services activities for APU systems MRO, APU lease and exchange, Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), and machined components within the EMEA region. Geert joins TurbineAero with more than 25-years of industry experience across several aspects of aviation MRO.
Geert joins TurbineAero from CFM International (CFMi), where he most recently served as Middle East Sales Director reporting into the SAFRAN/CFMi Sales head office in Villaroche, France. In this role, Geert lead CFMI’s maintenance strategy and partnerships with several of the leading airlines and MRO’s. Geert’s success at CFMi can be witnessed by the roles he previously held in both Program Management and Strategic Development. Geert began his career in aviation when he worked on Line & Base Maintenance at Lufthansa Technik in Brussels, Belgium. Geert graduated from Hogeschool Haarlem with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering.
“I am honored to join the TurbineAero Team,” explained Van Damme. “TurbineAero’s highly technical and customized approach to APU maintenance presents a new service level of APU maintenance to the global market. I am excited to share this message with customers and partners across the EMEA region.”
“We are happy to see Geert Van Damme joining the TurbineAero team,” stated Peter Gille, Vice President & General Manager of TurbineAero “with his sales and marketing experience gained at Snecma and CFMi, I am confident Geert will play an instrumental role in growing our European, African and Middle East markets. Our customers will benefit from Geert’s technical knowledge, business acumen and interpersonal skills. I am looking forward to working with Geert and I wish him the best of success in his new role.”
About TurbineAero, Inc.
TurbineAero was created to become the most comprehensive, flexible, and customer focused APU MRO Services company in the world. As the largest independent APU MRO globally, TurbineAero repairs, sells, leases, tests, and certifies APU and related parts accessories. TurbineAero currently has four locations, three business units are located near Phoenix, AZ and the fourth is just outside of Bangkok, Thailand.