Airline Services Components expands Sales and Commercial team to support continued growth.

Wednesday 27th April 2011

Airline Services Components expands Sales and Commercial team to support continued growth.

To support continued growth of its portfolio of services and customer base, Airline Services Components Ltd (ASC) has announced the appointments of Richard Jowett as General Manager and Mark Kelsey as Head of Sales.

In a newly created role and effective immediately, Richard will be responsible for the day to day management of the London Gatwick headquarters and will report to the company Directors. Prior to joining ASC Richard Jowett has held roles in major airlines including AVP Supply and Contracts at Arik Air and Direct Maintenance Cost and Rotable Component Controller at bmi.

He brings more than 20 years' experience in the supply and management of rotable components with particular expertise in managing and negotiating contracts and warranty terms.

Commenting on his new appointment, Jowett said: "I am delighted to be taking up the role of General Manager at ASC's impressive new warehouse, logistics and HQ facility at London Gatwick. This is a terrific opportunity and particularly attractive as the company is experiencing an exciting period of growth. ASC has a knowledgeable and experienced team and I am looking forward to utilising my skills and experience in rotable components management to continue to drive that forward."

Mark Kelsey, in the role of Head of Sales will oversee ASC's growing sales team. He will be responsible for developing the company's sales efforts by encouraging new business and building on long established client relationships. He will take up his position in May and report directly to Chris Hooley, Managing Director.

Mark brings over 25 years of aviation sales experience to the role with particular expertise in sales management, account management and customer relations. He joins the company from Dunlop Aircraft Tyres Ltd. where he held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager with responsibility for managing a sales team as well as handling a portfolio of high profile clients including Embraer and Bombardier. Prior to that, he was Sales and Marketing Manager at Airfoil Technologies (a GE-owned company) with responsibility for client accounts including Air France, Lufthansa Technik and Honeywell.

Commenting on his new appointment Mark said: "These are exciting times at ASC. I look forward to joining a dynamic and growing team, utilising my knowledge and experience to further expand ASC's business in international markets."

Chris Hooley, Managing Director adds: "The addition of Richard Jowett and Mark Kelsey to the senior management structure brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to ASC. Richard has a proven track record in rotable components management and is a dedicated professional. Mark's global sales experience will be invaluable as the company continues to expand and develop its portfolio of services. These appointments are an indication of the growth and ambition of ASC offer the best possible service to its customers."

UK-based ASC, part of the Airline Services Group, provides expertise in the supply and management of rotable components. By offering a range of component support services to airlines and MRO organisations around the world from its London Gatwick headquarters, drawing on a substantial stockholding of Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 Series rotable components. ASC has built up a solid reputation for speed, flexibility and reliability in the supply and management of rotable parts on the basis of, exchange, loan, lease, sale or PBH/CPAL agreements. ASC also provides extensive support for wheels and brakes for these and other aircraft types including B767 and A330. ASC works with a number of OEMs and high quality repair organisations, assisting in the provision of nose to tail component services for its customers.

Airline Services Ltd and Airline Services Components are exhibiting at Airline Purchasing and Maintenance Expo during 4-5 May at London's Olympia, stands F21 and M22.

Airline Services Components Ltd (ASC) is part of the independently owned Airline Services Group, which has been trading for more than 25 years. The organisation has five main divisions:

Rotable Component Support - through Airline Services Components (ASC), based at London-Gatwick, specialises in the supply and management of rotable components including Wheels and Brakes on the basis of exchange, loan, lease or sale agreements, as well as repair management and PBH / CPAL agreements.

Aircraft Interior Engineering and Workshop activities - EASA Part 145 repair and overhaul of seats, avionic, galley and IFE equipment, EASA Part 21 J and G Design and Manufacture.

IFE Products and Services - HD-ready, LCD Screens, Digital Servers, Management of IFE retro-fit programs, On-Wing IFE Support.

Aviation Textiles - design, development, manufacture, supply and fit of seat covers, curtains, and related accessories.

Ramp Operations - de-icing, interior and exterior cleaning, carpet fitting, presentation and laundry at ten UK airports.

In July 2010 Airline Services Group entered the Sunday Times' International Track 100 league table of the top 100 private firms which spotlights UK businesses with the fastest growing international sales.

For more information on Airline Service Components see www.ascltd.com

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