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January 12, 2017

Appointment of New President and CEO and Recent Executive Promotions

Dear Valued Partner,
We are delighted to announce the appointment of DART Aerospace’s new President and CEO, Alain Madore.
January 12, 2017
Over the last four years in his role as Vice President of Commercial Operations and Aftermarket Services, Alain has proven to be a passionate and visionary leader. He has put a solid team in place, and restructured the commercial organization, significantly changing how we do business with our customers. Despite the current industry downturn, DART has continuously improved its customer service by creating regional offices in the Americas, Europe/Middle East and Australasia. DART’s market share has increased in mature and emerging markets as well as with the major rotorcraft OEMs.
Alain plans to utilize his experience and vision for the future to expand upon the solid foundation laid by his esteemed predecessor, Bill Beckett, who is retiring from his position as President and CEO of DART. Bill’s record of accomplishments speaks to his commitment towards upholding the highest standards in terms of quality and customer satisfaction. He will remain with DART as a special consultant.
Following Alain’s appointment, we are also excited to announce the following organizational changes. Steve Ghaleb, formerly Director of Sales, has been promoted to Vice President Commercial Operations. Steve will lead all sales, marketing and customer support activities and will ensure overall customer satisfaction. Ryan Williamson, formerly General Manager of our Eugene facility, has accepted the position of Vice President General Manager (VPGM) of our Hawkesbury, Eugene and Calgary facilities. Gordon Hill, formerly VPGM of our San Diego facility, has accepted the position of Vice President General Manager (VPGM) of our San Diego and Broussard facilities.  In this expanded role, he will oversee all repair and overhaul operations as well as the flotation equipment business. Both Ryan and Gordon will oversee the supply chain, operations and product development activities for their respective sites.
David Shepherd will remain in his current role as our Vice President of Certification and Christian Levesque will continue to be our Vice President of Finance and Corporate Services.
DART is also excited to introduce, Emmanuel Paillier, our new Vice President of Product Strategy & Business Development. Keeping with our reputation and mission, Emmanuel’s team will work alongside our customers to ensure our new product offering matches their needs and requirements.  
These organizational changes and new additions will help DART continue to build upon our recent successes. I can assure you of our determination to keep providing unique solutions and best in class support in the aerospace industry.

Mike O’Reilly
Director of DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is "Mission Ready". A privately held aerospace company, we provide industry-leading design, manufacturing and market-certified solutions for the helicopter and aerospace industry. With an impressive line-up of over 700 STC's and 5,000 products, DART offers a comprehensive portfolio of: aftermarket products, accessories, spare parts and tools for civil and military operators, all major rotorcraft OEMs, completion centers and MR&O facilities. DART's key products include: flotation systems, landing gears, interior and exterior accessories, cargo expansion, external loads, cable cutters and filters. All this, in addition to extensive engineering capabilities and manufacturing centers delivering fast time-to-market solutions with superior customer support in over 120 countries worldwide.

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DART Aerospace
Phone: (+1) 613.632.5200
Email: sales@dartaero.com