Phillip Wade Promoted to Vice President of Business Development for Titeflex Aerospace

LACONIA, N.H., August 1, 2013 – Titeflex Aerospace, a Smiths Group company and leading manufacturer of fluid transfer hoses and assemblies for the Aerospace industry, promotes Phillip Wade to Vice President of Business Development. In this position, Wade will lead the Titeflex efforts to identify new product development opportunities and new markets for existing products. Wade will report to Graham Thomson, General Manager, Titeflex Aerospace.

Wade joined Titeflex on October 2, 2000. Prior to his promotion Wade managed Titeflex Quality and R&D groups. “Phillip is a leader within the SAE Aerospace community. His Development Team at Titeflex produced the world standard AS1424 Metal Hose and AS5951/ABS1335 Kevlar high pressure hose,” exclaims Graham Thomson, General Manager, Titeflex Aerospace. “We are confident that his experience, innovation and drive will support our goals to align and collaborate with major OEMs and aggressively go after new markets.”

Wade has extensive experience in aerospace previously working as Chief, Mission Success Group, for Lockheed Martin and Project Quality Manager for UTC. In previous roles, he has been part of the Project Team for space launch systems including the Shuttle, Titan, D-5 and Peacekeeper. He has worked with virtually all major aerospace OEMs including Airbus, Boeing General Electric, UTC and Rolls Royce.

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Headquartered in Laconia, New Hampshire, Titeflex Aerospace is the leading provider of flexible hoses, rigid and flex-rigid hybrid assemblies for fuel, hydraulics, lubrication, gases, oxygen and air to the Aerospace industry since 1913. Innovation and advanced technology meet with compliance of stringent quality standards, as Titeflex Aerospace supplies fluid transfer hoses and assemblies for land-based turbines, commercial aircraft, military and space applications worldwide. Titeflex is a subsidiary of Smiths Group plc under the Flex-Tek Division.


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