ORANGEBURG, N.Y., May 2, 2011 – Chromalloy announced today that aerospace industry veteran Dennis Orzel has joined the company as Vice President and General Manager. His responsibilities include leadership of key Chromalloy technology development and repair sites in the United States and United Kingdom.
“Dennis has been at the forefront of gas turbine engine component design, manufacturing and repairs, and his business expertise will be instrumental as we continue to expand Chromalloy’s capabilities,” said Armand F. Lauzon, Jr., President. “As a Lean expert he has extensive experience in supply chain and material management.”
Orzel’s responsibilities include the company’s advanced coating development and manufacturing facilities in Orangeburg, N.Y., Middletown, N.Y., and Nottingham, U.K.
Those facilities serve others in Chromalloy’s global turbine engine services network of development and repair centers.
Prior to his appointment Orzel was Chief Operating Officer at PAS Technologies, an applications specialist for manufactured components. His responsibilities included management of the business’s seven operations across three countries and four market sectors.
Previously he was President of the Triumph Integrated Programs Division, responsible for running all aspects of the business including program management, engineering, manufacturing and procurement. Prior to that Orzel was General Manager of Pratt & Whitney’s Turbine Module Center in East Hartford, Conn., a design and manufacturing center for precision turbine components. To effectively manage inventory and production, Orzel established the center’s Lean manufacturing environment, including a complete cellular operational layout.
Orzel’s leadership roles at Pratt & Whitney during his 20-plus years also included managing the North Haven, Conn., Turbine Airfoil Operation as well as other management assignments.
Chromalloy is the world’s largest independent supplier of technologically advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved replacement parts for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components for commercial airlines, the military and industrial turbine engine applications.
The company’s engineered components and blades are subject to the same FAA requirements and scrutiny as OEM-produced equipment.
Chromalloy’s replacement parts for aircraft engines are FAA certified to meet or exceed the performance, reliability and durability specifications of original equipment manufacturer parts. In support of marine and land-based gas turbines, the company employs identical engineering disciplines used to produce its FAA-certified parts.
Chromalloy’s continued investment in research and development of coating, repair and manufacturing technologies has led to the development of electron beam physical vapor deposition with ceramic materials, vacuum plasma, diffused precious metal / aluminide coatings, and vision-guided interactive laser welding and drilling for most advanced turbine engine components as well as many other advanced technologies.
The company’s newest advanced coating is its Low K RT-35™ for aircraft engines.
Chromalloy serves military, commercial and industrial turbine engine operators worldwide with 52 operations, annexes and sales offices in 17 countries. More information is at www.chromalloy.com.