Engine Components, Inc. is dividing into four business units.
Engineering, production, repair station activity and administration all had been the responsibility of Ed Salmeron, who resigned as president of ECi in October “to pursue a personal opportunity with the State Farm organization,” according to company officials.
Salmeron’s job has been split into four new jobs, CEO Gary Garvens said, allowing “ECi’s experienced managers with specialized skills to move up in the organization.”
The San Antonio-based company will continue to warehouse, market and sell proprietary PMA and experimental products under the Titan brand, as well as provide repair services, according to Garvens.
Glen Golden, formerly vice president of sales and marketing, will become president of Engine Components, Inc., which remains the unit with which customers deal.
Certified and experimental parts development and procurement will be directed by Dr. Don Kenton, as president of Airmotive Engineering Corp.
Repair station operations will be placed in a new business unit called EC Services, led by General Manager Tony Taylor.
The fourth business unit, Air Cooled Motors, will focus on manufacturing new cylinders, crankcases and crankshafts. Heading up that division will be Andrew Campbell.
All four business units will report to the holding company, Danbury AeroSpace, with Ty Stoller serving as president. Stoller formerly was executive vice president and chief financial officer of ECi.
Fueling the recent moves are statistics from a recently released report from the FAA that hours flown by general aviation airplanes are expected to grow 17% by the year 2020, according to Garvens.
“ECi’s refocus will allow it to be a major supplier to the aftermarket for certified and experimental airplanes,” he said.
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