Dallas, Texas…January 3, 2013… BBA Aviation today announced the appointment of Doug Meador as President of its Dallas Airmotive subsidiary. The eight-year company veteran had been serving as Chief Financial Officer of the subsidiary since June, 2005 and previously had served as Vice President and General Manager of Operations for Dallas Airmotive’s Forest Park maintenance, repair and overhaul facility.
Meador’s responsibilities will encompass all areas of Dallas Airmotive (DAI) global engine repair and overhaul operations including the activities of DAI’s Forest Park and Heritage Park overhaul centers in Dallas, 13 DAI Regional Turbine Centers, Premier Turbines overhaul facility in Neosho, Missouri, parts companies International Turbine Service and W.H. Barrett Turbine Engine Company, and accessory and component company International Governor Services.
“Doug’s service as CFO of Dallas Airmotive has been exceptional,” commented Peg Billson, President and CEO of BBA Aviation Aftermarket Services. “He has helped the company and its management team navigate the difficult economic waters of the last few years as the company prospered despite an intensely competitive environment.”
Before joining Dallas Airmotive in August, 2004, Meador was Plant Manager at General Electric Engine Services in Dallas. While there, he had full P&L responsibility for the $200 million GE turbine engine overhaul subsidiary. His prior GE roles also encompassed various financial and operational leadership positions with GE Aviation and GE Transportation Systems in Dallas, TX; Jacksonville, FL and Pine Bluff, AR. Meador also served in the U.S. Army as an active duty Finance Officer.
Meador is a licensed CPA. He earned his Master of Science in Business Administration from the University of Colorado and received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas.
Meador reports to Peg Billson, President and CEO of the newly formed BBA Aviation Aftermarket Services division. He replaces Hugh McElroy who will take on the new role of President, Group Business Development.