New President Named at Precision Aviation Services

July 15, 2014

Peachtree City, GA – July 15, 2014 – Seasoned aviation professional David A. Ford has been named President of Precision Aviation Services (PAS) of Peachtree City, GA, a Precision Aviation Group (PAG) company as of June 12, 2014.

Ford, who has held leadership roles at companies specializing in rotorcraft and gas turbines, replaces Adrienne Robinson, who has been serving as PAS President in addition to her role in business development at PAG. Ford will be responsible for managing PAS’ role as a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry. PAS has been one of the premier avionics and maintenance facility in the Southeastern United States for more than 20 years.

“David is a strategic visionary with deep market knowledge and a history of successful execution through building and motivating a high-performance management team,” says David B. Mast, President/CEO of PAG. “With his strengths in customer engagement and complex project management, we know he will continue to build on our reputation of excellent service for a wide range of helicopters and aircraft.”

Ford comes to PAS from Chromalloy Gas Turbines, where he was General Manager of one of the company’s largest divisions, Chromalloy Component Services, which specialized in complex engineering repairs of large gas turbines. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Division General Manager of Erickson Air-Crane, the world’s leading provider of rotorcraft and services used in aerial firefighting, logging and construction.

Ford spent 10 years with Keystone Helicopter Corporation, four of them as President. He remained President after Keystone’s acquisition by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation for another 12 months before being promoted to General Manager of Sikorsky Global Helicopters.

A past member of the board of directors for the Helicopter Association International, Ford chaired the HAI Manufacturer’s Committee and served as the HAI board’s Technical Liaison for Manufacturers. He was also a member of the board of directors of the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in Pennsylvania.

Ford, who served in the U.S. Air Force, earned a bachelor of science in aerospace engineering from Georgia Tech and a master’s of science in industrial administration from Purdue University.

PAS, a PAG company since 2011, provides Airframe maintenance, Avionics upgrades/installations, retrofits and repairs, from two hangars totaling 35,000-square-feet at Atlanta Regional Airport in Peachtree City, GA. Its staff includes experienced, factory-trained technicians who offer clients 24/7 mobile service.

About PAG

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PAG is built on the trust of our customers, and our team members are an important part of our successful, growing business that is committed to customer service. We’ve built our legacy on our ability to respond and deliver the highest quality.

At PAG, employees get the exchange of talent, experiences, and resources of multiple companies all while working for one. With 22 Repair Stations, and over 900,000-square-feet of sales and service facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia, Singapore, and Brazil – PAG’s 24 locations and customer-focused business model serve aviation customers through Supply Chain and Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (ISMRO®) services. PAG is one of only 11 companies, outside of OEMs, to collectively hold all FAA certifications.

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