EULESS, Texas, June 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HM Dunn Aerospace (www.hmdunn.com), a leader in the global distribution of superior quality aircraft components, kits, assemblies and large monolithic part structures, announced today the appointment of Philip F. Milazzo as the company's Chief Executive Officer. In his new role, Mr. Milazzo will be responsible for the HM Dunn Aerospace business with operating facilities in Euless, Texas; Wichita, Kansas; and St. Louis, Missouri.
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"Phil is a respected business leader with vast aerospace industry experience and relentless customer focus. His drive and commitment to providing the best-in-class customer experience are complemented by his strong operations background and expertise in implementing Lean and Six Sigma methodologies on a global scale – with incredible speed and sustained results," said Eugene Conese, Jr., Chairman of HM Dunn Aerospace. "By extension, Phil has earned the confidence of a broad base of global customers throughout his career."
Mr. Milazzo brings to HM Dunn a career spanning more than 30 years of leadership and innovation, having served in senior level operations and sales positions in the aerospace and chemical industries. Prior to joining HM Dunn Aerospace, Mr. Milazzo was President and CEO of PAS Technologies, a provider of a diverse range of products and services for OEM and MRO markets across the commercial and military aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and oil field industries. During his tenure with PAS, he also was Senior Vice President of Operations, playing an instrumental role in driving the Lean culture at the company. In addition, as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Mr. Milazzo developed engineering and new repair development strategies and aggressively expanded business relationships with domestic and global customers. Prior to PAS Technologies, he served as Vice President of Operations for BioLab Inc., a subsidiary of global specialty chemicals company Chemtura Corporation.
Mr. Milazzo holds a Bachelor of Business Management degree from Louisiana Tech University and has more than 25 years of lean manufacturing experience. His writing is included in Workplace Training & Learning: Cases from Cross-Cultural Perspectives, a collection of case studies edited by Ronald L. Jacobs and Aahad M. Osman-Gani. These case histories detail a variety of situations and approaches to training and learning in different work settings.
"It is an honor to join HM Dunn Aerospace as CEO, and I am proud to lead a company with the mission of becoming stronger and more competitive in the marketplace by increasing customer satisfaction and value," said Milazzo. "In today's challenging economic environment, it is imperative for us to provide customers with innovative, advanced products and services – offerings that make HM Dunn the partner of choice."
Milazzo added that he will concentrate on key growth initiatives for HM Dunn Aerospace, including extending products and services on existing platforms; expanding supply chain capabilities; and adding new market applications for the company's services.
Editor's Note – About HM Dunn:
HM Dunn Aerospace (www.hmdunn.com) is a provider of structural components to the premier global OEM and Tier 1 commercial aerospace, corporate and regional aerospace and defense aerospace industries.
A privately held corporation headquartered in Euless, Texas with operations in Wichita Kansas, and St. Louis Missouri, HM Dunn Aerospace Inc. specializes in working with the latest high-tech and exotic materials components to create sub-assemblies and large monolithic part structures for fixed wing and rotary aircraft. The HM Dunn Aerospace business has approximately 500 employees.
HM Dunn Aerospace operates under the premise that providing customers on-time delivery and quality products of exceptional value – ensuring their competitive advantage – is key to the company's success and longevity. HM Dunn Aerospace operates a Quality Management System that complies with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and AS9100 Rev. C Certifications.
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