AMETEK MRO Strengthens Florida Business

Monday, May 4, 2015

CONTACT: Vin Misciagna (+1) 305-599-1471
e-mail: vin.misciagna@ametek.com

AMETEK MRO STRENGTHENS FLORIDA BUSINESS STRUCTURE WITH THE APPOINTMENT OF SENIOR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONAL

MIAMI, FL – AMETEK MRO announces the appointment of highly experienced and respected industry professional, Rana Das, to the newly created position of Divisional Vice President and General Manager of AMETEK MRO Florida.

Mr. Das joins AMETEK MRO as part of a streamlining and restructuring process to enhance customer service and maximize the range of integrated aircraft repair capabilities across all of the Group’s Florida facilities. He is responsible for the overall operational and sales strategy for AMETEK’s High Standard Aviation (HSA) and Aero Components International (ACI) businesses.

Mr. Das joins AMETEK from Turbopower, an aviation repair and service provider, where he held the position of President for the past three years. At Turbopower, Mr. Das established the business strategy and successfully grew the Company, improving gross margins and Key Performance Indicators, and streamlining processes.

Prior to that, Mr. Das spent 14 years with The Wood Group/Turbopower serving as Vice President & General Manager and Vice President of Operations. Earlier in his career he was a Six Sigma Black Belt Leader with GE Engine Services. He also held engineering and management positions with Greenwich Air Services, Deutsche Lufthansa, and Air India.

Mr. Das has an MBA/MS degree from Boston University, a BS in Aviation Maintenance Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Diploma in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from the Hindustan Institute of Engineering Technology in India.

“The appointment of Rana Das strengthens the newly formed AMETEK MRO Florida business. He brings significant operational and commercial expertise to the team,” comments Vin Misciagna, Vice President & General Manager of AMETEK MRO.

“Our goal at AMETEK MRO Florida is to bring together the different areas of specialist repair capabilities into a focused service that delivers sustained quality, shortens repair cycles and lengthens time on-wing. The professional caliber of the team and the long-established customer relationships of its members are crucial to the success of our growth plans.

“The appointment of Rana Das to lead AMETEK MRO Florida heralds the arrival of other additions to AMETEK MRO teams across the United States. Everyone at AMETEK MRO is excited to see the impact they will have on our business,” he concludes.

AMETEK MRO is a unit of AMETEK Aerospace and Defense and a global provider of third-party maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for commercial, regional, general aviation and rotor-wing aircraft. Its operations specialize in a wide range of MRO services and are FAA, EASA, CAAC and CAAS approved.

AMETEK MRO consists of the following global business units:
• AMETEK MRO Florida (Aero Components International and Avtech Avionics & Instruments), Ameron, High Standard Aviation, B&S Aircraft, Drake Air and Southern Aeroparts in North America
• AEM, Aeromedic, Muirhead Avionics and Antavia in Europe, and
• AMETEK Singapore PTE in Asia.

For more information, visit www.ametekmro.com.

AMETEK Aerospace and Defense is a division of AMETEK, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with annual sales of $4.0 billion. For more information, visit www.ametekaerodefense.com.