12 March, 2013, Burton-upon-Trent, UK, – Doncasters Group has appointed Daniel Bangs as General Manager of their Turbine Components Division’s Storms Forge and New England Airfoil Products (NEAP) operations, according to an announcement by Craig Gooding, Managing Director of the Group’s Aerospace and Turbine Components Divisions.
In a related announcement, Tony Dalby will be stepping down March 15th from the GM position being assumed by Mr. Bangs. Mr. Gooding noted that, “Tony’s exceptional leadership and technical capabilities have positioned Storms Forge and NEAP to excel in the markets they serve and continue their focus on operational success. The management teams at Storms Forge and NEAP are grateful for his many contributions.”
Prior to being named General Manager, Daniel Bangs was Sales Manager for Storms Forge and NEAP. In total, Mr. Bangs has nearly 20 years experience in plant management and customer relations. Mr. Gooding stated that, “Dan’s strong operational knowledge and understanding of customer requirements will play an integral role in the continued success within the division. We’re confident that he will be a strong customer advocate and at the same time move our operations forward at an accelerated pace.”
Mr. Dalby and Mr. Bangs will be working together to ensure a smooth transition in leadership. Recruitment efforts for the Sales Manager position are underway.
About Doncasters Storms Forge
Doncasters Storms Forge is based in Springfield, Massachusetts, USA and is a part of the Doncasters Turbine Components Division. The facility produces closed die forgings up to 50 pounds and 22 inches in length for demanding applications in the aerospace and power generation markets, and specialises in working with titanium, high temperature stainless steel, and nickel based specialty alloys. With internal forging and tooling design capability, Storms Forge can handle forging requirements from concept and development, to full production. In addition to an extensive list of approvals by industry leading Original Equipment Manufacturers, the site boasts a number of industry certifications including: ISO 9001-2008, AS 9100 Rev. C, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, MIL-I-45208A, MIL-Q-9858A, and PWA LCS.
About Doncasters New England Airfoil Products Doncasters New England Airfoil Products is based in Farmington, Connecticut, USA and is a part of the Doncasters Turbine Components Division. The facility serves the aerospace and industrial gas turbine markets by specialising in tight tolerance machining of engine ready airfoils, compressor blades, and related components from nickel based alloys, high temperature stainless steels, and titanium. In addition to an extensive list of approvals by industry leading Original Equipment Manufacturers, the site holds a number of industry certifications including AS 9100 Rev. C, ISO 9001-2008, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and NADCAP certification.
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