Malabar International Names Chris Advani President of DAE Industries

Nov. 3, 2014
Malabar promotes the executive vice president of operations to the new role in the recently acquired company.

Simi Valley, CA, November 3, 2014 — Malabar International, a major aircraft maintenance equipment manufacturer, today promoted Executive Vice President of Operations Chris Advani to President of recently acquired DAE Industries, Inc. Chris and his family have moved to DAE headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky.

John E. Carroll, Jr., Malabar Chairman and CEO, said, “I feel this is a very positive move for our company. With DAE complementing Malabar’s product lines and Malabar’s well established market position, having Chris’s excellent talents at DAE will help Malabar meet its expanded commitments to the worldwide commercial and defense aviation markets.”

“I am excited to tackle this new challenge and guide DAE in streamlining how it brings its products to market,” Advani said. “We will ramp up production, add new products and meet delivery schedules that satisfy our customers’ needs,” he added.DAE Industries, founded in 1984, manufactures maintenance equipment for commercial and military aircraft and is a Boeing tooling licensee.  It offers engine transport stands, aircraft maintenance stands, aircraft docking systems, ground support equipment, aircraft service tooling, and special engineering and design services.  Its docking systems are custom-engineered. It provides leases and refurbishment of its engine stands.

Malabar International is a pioneering supplier of maintenance and ground support equipment for commercial and military aircraft.  Malabar’s major product lines are tripod and axle jacks, fluid dispensers, B787, A350, and other aircraft fluid service equipment, nitrogen, oxygen, and strut service carts, wheel/brake changers, and specialized aircraft service trailers.  Malabar products are in use in 90 countries by major airlines, airframe manufacturers, MRO centers, and military forces. It also repairs and refurbishes its products.  For more information about Malabar, visit