GE Aviation Wales appoints new operations product leader

Posted on 3 Jul 2014 by Callum Bentley

Engine overhaul facility, GE Aviation Wales, has appointed a new operations product leader.

Damian Jacobs, 40, from Malaysia, joins the leadership team as the operations product leader for the CFM engine line.

In his role, Mr Jacobs will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CFM engine line, health and safety, quality, delivery metrics and production.

On his appointment, Jacobs commented: “I am pleased to be joining GE Aviation Wales. GE Wales has built its reputation on business excellence, quality and customer service. GE Wales employs a highly skilled and dynamic workforce and I am looking forward to working with the wider team to support the company’s global CFM customer base.”

Jacobs joined GE in 1997 as an engineer and during his 17 year career with GE has held roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to joining GE Aviation Wales, Jacobs was an operations manager at GE Malaysia and held responsibilities for materials, production control, logistics, site inventory and delivery metrics.

On Jacob’s appointment, managing director of GE Aviation Wales, Mike Patton said: “Damian has strong leadership experience with proven strategic planning and business skills. He will undoubtedly be an asset to the leadership team and I am confident that Damian has the experience and expertise needed to continue to build on the company’s success and support the continued growth of the business.”

The CFM56 is the world’s most popular aircraft engine. GE Aviation Wales specialises in the overhaul and repair of the engines, which power the Airbus A320, for more than 20 customers worldwide.

TM Awards 2014

GE Aviation Wales last year took out the overall Manufacturer of the Year Award at TM’s premier awards ceremony in Birmingham in front of almost 1,000 manufacturers and industry minds.

The Manufacturer of the Year Awards is dedicated to recognising and celebrating industry achievement and highlighting the diversity and strength of UK manufacturing.

This year the event will take place at the ICC Birmingham on November 27th, 2014. Entry Deadline – 31st July 2014.

The awards aim to spread best practice, inspire others and show the important role UK manufacturing plays in today’s economy. This year’s awards was launched at the House of Commons on March 3, 2014.

More than 200 senior business leaders turned out for the launch, sponsored by Margot James MP and attended by Business Minister Michael Fallon. Showcase your achievements and earn industry-wide recognition for you, your employees and your business.

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