StandardAero Names Rob Cords, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Customer Support

TEMPE, Ariz. – Nov. 16, 2009 – StandardAero, a Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) company, has appointed Rob Cords to the position of Senior Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Customer Support.

Cords will be responsible for the development and management of StandardAero’s global strategic planning activities, communications and corporate branding, sales operations and customer service management.

Cords comes to StandardAero from the Oliver Wyman Group where he served as Associate Partner for the firm’s Aviation, Aerospace & Defense Practice.

“Rob’s rich background in strategy development makes this appointment especially timely as the company prepares its business capture strategy for 2010 and beyond,” said Rob Mionis, President & CEO, StandardAero. “Current market conditions require an aggressive, well thought out strategy; Rob will be a key member of StandardAero’s leadership in helping us achieve that.”

Cords holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Bachelor's degree in Business from Indiana University.