Chromalloy Names Chad Seifert New General Manager at Phoenix Service Facility

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., January 20, 2010 – Chromalloy announced today that Chad Seifert has been appointed General Manager of the company’s gas turbine engine service and remanufacturing center in Phoenix.

“As we continue to strengthen Chromalloy and set a course for an even more successful future, we are pleased to have Chad in the General Manager role at our Phoenix operation,” said Mike Beffel, Vice President, Operations, at Chromalloy. “He has demonstrated outstanding technical leadership and business acumen as Acting General Manager of the Arizona operation during the past several months.”

Seifert will be responsible for leading all aspects of the operation, which provides service and repairs for Auxiliary Power Units and IGT components. With an emphasis on customer-facing activities to grow sales and revenue, he also will work to improve turnaround times and waste reduction through OpEx projects.

Seifert joined Chromalloy in 1991 as a Repair Development Engineer, working on advanced processes in stripping aluminide coatings, brazing and welding. He developed repair processes that were substantiated by the major turbine engine OEMs including GE, Solar Turbines and Honeywell. He later served as Production Manager, managing the New Products Cell and championing repairs for Solar powerplants. In 2003 he was appointed Director of Operations and led the facility’s LEAN manufacturing projects.

Seifert holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado and an M.B.A. with honors from Arizona State University. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and completed the Solar Turbines / Caterpillar Lean training program as well as the Sequa Advanced Impact Leadership Program. Chromalloy's Arizona facility is a FAA-certificated component repair station specializing in the repair of small turbine engine components for auxiliary power units, business aircraft engines and industrial turbines (less than 12MW). A remanufacturing operation, the facility performs diffused aluminide coating processes for OEMs such as Honeywell and Solar Turbines.

Chromalloy is a global supplier of advanced repairs and services for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications and repairs. The company refurbishes and manufactures gas turbine engine components, and designs and manufactures FAA-approved replacement parts for aircraft engines that are certified to meet or exceed the performance, reliability and durability specifications of original equipment manufacturer parts. In support of land-based vehicles, Chromalloy employs identical engineering disciplines used to produce its FAA-certified parts.

Chromalloy serves commercial, military and industrial turbine engine operators worldwide and has operations in the U.S., Mexico, the U.K., Netherlands, Italy, Germany, France, the U.A.E., Israel, China, Singapore, Thailand, Japan and Australia. More information is available at