Dallas, Texas, June 2, 2010 -- Eric D. Strafel, a 15-year aviation veteran with management experience in supply chain strategy, global operations, engines and propulsion systems, has been named Senior Vice President of Operations for Aviall, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company. Strafel will oversee the commercial and defense operations for Aviall, including supply chain management, procurement, warehouse operations and the Lean Sigma program.
“We are very pleased that Eric will be joining Aviall,” Edward P. Dolanski, Executive Vice President and COO of Aviall, Inc., said. “Eric understands our core values, embraces the Aviall culture, and shares our passion for customer service. He is a proven leader, with his experience in international operations and defense and commercial aviation aligning very well with Aviall’s strategic focus.”
Strafel has been Vice President of Supply Chain Management for L3 Communications, the sixth largest defense company in the U.S. and a prime contractor. Strafel’s experience also includes leadership positions with Honeywell International, Precision Conversions, and United Technologies. His international assignments have included responsibilities in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
Strafel earned an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Strafel also serves as a volunteer for USA Leadership Corps, an organization that aids emerging small businesses and non-profit organizations.
Aviall, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, a unit of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, which is a unit of The Boeing Company. Aviall is a leading solutions provider of aftermarket supply-chain management services for the aerospace, defense and marine industries.
Aviall, which has headquarters in Dallas, is one of the world’s largest providers of new aviation parts and related aftermarket operations. Aviall markets and distributes products for more than 235 manufacturers and offers approximately 2,000,000 catalog items from 39 customer service centers in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Aviall also provides maintenance for aviation batteries and wheels and brakes, as well as hose assembly, kitting and paint-mixing services. The company offers a complete set of supply chain and logistics services, including order processing, stocking and fulfillment, automated inventory management and reverse logistics to OEMs and customers.