AIP Aerospace Appoints Ryan Saling as Director of Strategic Sourcing & Operations

Santa Ana, CA – July 23, 2013 – AIP Aerospace announced today the appointment of Ryan Saling as Director of Strategic Sourcing and Operations for the Integrated Platforms unit of the company’s Tooling Group. In his role, Ryan will oversee the development of strategic partners and suppliers to further enhance the company’s growth in its aircraft assembly line business. In addition, Ryan will work to lower procurement costs and improve production capacity planning.   

Ryan’s extensive experience includes working at Lear Corporation where he was Director of Cost Technology Optimization (CTO) for North and South America. He also spent significant time in China as Director of Purchasing, and in Germany as CTO manager for product lines, including BMW, Audi, Peugeot-Citroen and Fiat. 

“Ryan will play an integral role in helping AIP Aerospace develop our aircraft assembly line business with current and future customers,” stated Ray Kauffmann, VP Integrated Platforms, Tooling Group. “With his experience and knowledge, we are in a great position to grow in this industry.”

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