Morwell, VIC., March 20, 2014:
GippsAero, the aircraft manufacturing division of Mahindra Aerospace, announced today the appointment of Shanti Lakhan as Marketing Manager. Ms. Lakhan will be responsible for leading the marketing team in development and implementation of marketing strategies in support of global sales.
“Shanti brings with her years of experience with marketing general aviation,” said, Keith Douglas, CEO of
GippsAero. “She has been part of a global marketing team that has consistently set the bar for our industry.
Mahindra Aerospace and GippsAero welcome her to our team.”
Before joining GippsAero, Ms. Lakhan was Marketing Manager of Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth, Minnesota. She has
also held positions with the premier event and retail design company, Star Exhibits in Minneapolis, Minnesota
and A319/A320 Engineering at Northwest Airlines.
A graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Superior, Wisconsin, she has been involved in commercial and
general aviation for over 15 years.
About GippsAero / Mahindra Aerospace
GippsAero, the Australian manufacturer of the GA8 Airvan, is the aircraft manufacturing division of
Mahindra Aerospace. The company has manufactured in excess of 200 aircraft, which fly in 34 countries
around the world, including USA, Australia, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Mahindra Aerospace is the aircraft and aero-structure manufacturing division of Mahindra Systech, and a new global player in the delivery of aircraft, aero-structures and aircraft development services. With its acquisition of two Australia-based aviation companies, Aerostaff Australia – producer of aerospace components for the world’s OEMs – and GippsAero – producer of the Airvan family of utility aircraft – Mahindra Aerospace has laid the foundations towards achieving its goals.
The Mahindra Group focuses on enabling people to rise through solutions that power mobility, drive rural prosperity,
enhance urban lifestyles and increase business efficiency.
A US $16.7 billion multinational group based in Mumbai, India, Mahindra employs more than 180,000 people in over 100
countries. Mahindra operates in the key industries that drive economic growth, enjoying a leadership position in tractors, utility vehicles, information technology and vacation ownership. In addition, Mahindra enjoys a strong presence in the agribusiness, aerospace, components, consulting services, defence, energy, financial services, industrial equipment, logistics, real estate, retail, steel, commercial vehicles and two wheeler industries.
In 2012, Mahindra featured on the Forbes Global 2000 list, a listing of the biggest and most powerful listed companies in
the world. In 2013, the Mahindra Group received the Financial Times ‘Boldness in Business’ Award in the ‘Emerging
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