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SR Technics, one of the world’s leading providers of technical solutions to airlines, announced today that it had enhanced its management in the fast-growing markets of the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific by creating three new Regional Head of Sales positions. Reporting directly to SR Technics’ Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Best, they will be responsible for boosting the sales drive and further improving customer relationship management in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific. In this role they will lead their respective regional sales teams and support SR Technics’ major business units, including Aircraft Services, Component Services and Engine Services.
The three new Regional Heads of Sales are Caroline Vandedrinck in the Americas, Klaus-Peter Leinauer in Europe, and Thomas Kennedy in the Asia Pacific region.
A fresh appointment at SR Technics, Caroline Vandedrinck brings more than 24 years’ of experience in aviation to her new position. Most recently she served as Vice President, Europe and CIS for Sikorsky, where she focused on selling helicopters and MRO services. Before joining Sikorsky, Caroline gained experience in international commercial roles at Barnes Aerospace, Alcoa, Pratt & Whitney and Fairchild Aircraft.
Klaus-Peter Leinauer was previously SR Technics’ Vice President Commercial Product Management & Sales, Engine Services. He has almost two decades of knowledge and experience behind him. This covers not only the MRO business but also sales and marketing expertise. He gained most of his experience by working in different functions at MTU Aero Engines, including spending several years overseas at International Aero Engines in Hartford, Connecticut, USA.
Thomas Kennedy has worked for more than 25 years in the aerospace industry in technical, commercial, operational and key leadership functions. Thomas joined SR Technics in 2013, with a key focus on strategic sales in the South East Asia market. He began his career in the military aviation sector in 1989 and progressed to commercial aviation in 1994, working for leading OEMs / MROs such as Liebherr and Parker Aerospace.
SR Technics’ Chief Commercial Officer, Andrew Best, commented: “These three senior appointments represent a step change in our approach to customer service and are statement of intent regarding SR Technics’ commitment to keep growing our business whilst better serving customers across the globe. I am excited to be working with my new team on the challenges and opportunities to come.”