Aristides Ponjuan To Head Aero Technologies LLC And Air-Pro LLC MRO

Paris, Amstelveen, 28 May 2014 - Aristides Ponjuan has been appointed General Manager of Aero Technologies, covering also the MRO Product Line of Air-Pro, two subsidiaries of Aero Maintenance Group (AMG), spearheading the component maintenance business of AFI KLM E&M in the Americas.

Aristides Ponjuan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Florida International University, with concentrations in Management and International Business. He started out his MRO career in 1993 working for Caribe Aviation, while pursuing his Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) licenses. In 1994, he joined Med-Craft as a hydraulic and mechanical systems specialist, later being promoted to Quality System Manager and Chief Inspector. For the next decade he headed the company's Quality Organization. In 2010, Aristides Ponjuan was given responsibility for AAR Landing Gear Services prior to joining AMG in January 2014 as VP Quality and Operations for Aero Technologies and Air Pro MRO, of which he has now been appointed General Manager.

On learning of his appointment, Aristides Ponjuan said: "I am honored to have been entrusted with this new responsibility at AMG and AFI KLM E&M. I shall strive to leverage all the skills and knowledge acquired in the technical and quality fields over the 20-year span of my career to date to drive the success of our business."

Air France Industries KLM Engineering & Maintenance is a major multi-product MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul) provider. With a workforce of over 14,000, AFI KLM E&M offers comprehensive technical support for airlines, ranging from engineering and line maintenance to engine overhaul, aero structure and FTR support, as well as the management, repair and supply of aircraft components, structured around a powerful logistics network. AFI KLM E&M supports almost 1,300 aircraft operated by 150 major international and domestic airlines.

About AMG
Based in Miami, Atlanta, and Blytheville close to Memphis, at three maintenance facilities, AMG is ideally situated to satisfy the needs of its customers operating commercial or regional fleets in North America, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Its extensive repair capabilities, together with its strategically located Logistics Center in Miami, mean that AMG can provide regional component support for a wide range of commercial and regional aircraft. AMG is a wholly-owned AFI KLM E&M subsidiary and combines the flexibility and competitiveness of a local entrepreneurial supplier with the expertise, adaptability and reputation of a lead player in the global MRO marketplace.
AMG supplies solutions tailored to the needs of its airline industry client base through three subsidiaries: Aero Technologies (Miami), providing repair and overhaul services for pneumatic and hydraulic systems, avionics suites, and fuel, power generation and electro-mechanical systems; Air-Pro (Miami), handling cabin and safety equipment repairs and modifications, the distribution of aerospace hoses, and the sale of spare parts and Precision Electronics (Atlanta), maintaining and repairing electronic, electro-mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic instruments and accessories, specifically for regional aircraft fleets.