Chromalloy Appoints New Sales Director for Industrial Gas Turbine Service and Repairs in Asia

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ORANGEBURG, N.Y., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ –

Chromalloy announced today that it has appointed industry veteran Jean Benert as Director of Sales for the company’s Industrial Gas Turbine (IGT) business in Asia.

“Jean will be instrumental in growing sales across Asia to reach new operators with superior parts and long-term service agreements that offer significant value and cost savings,” said Pat McEvoy, Managing Director, Chromalloy. “He brings strong technical and commercial expertise and in-depth knowledge of Asia.”

Benert will be based at Chromalloy’s Bangkok, Thailand, turbine engine component service and repair center.

Previously he was Country Manager, Indochina, for the Wood Group, a position he held for several years. He was responsible for successfully growing sales in repairs, new parts and technical services.

Earlier he was Contract Performance Manager and Operations Manager at GE, where he managed all Long Term Service Agreements in a position in Thailand he held for several years. Prior to that, he worked as Country Manager at Alstom for 17 years and for seven years at Alstom he was at company operations in China.

Benert holds a Bachelor of Science / Bachelor of Engineering degree from the Lycee d etat Lievin in France and is a graduate of the French Naval Academy in Toulon.

Chromalloy is a leading independent supplier of technologically advanced repairs, coatings, and FAA-approved alternative parts for turbine airfoils and other critical engine components for commercial airlines, the military and industrial turbine engine applications.

The company’s Bangkok, Thailand, operation performs a wide array of turbine engine services, serving IGT operators and also provides parts and services for aircraft operators.

Chromalloy serves military, commercial and industrial turbine engine operators worldwide with operations, annexes and sales offices in 17 countries.

Chromalloy’s continued investment in research and development of coating, repair and manufacturing technologies has led to the development of electron beam physical vapor deposition with ceramic materials, vacuum plasma, diffused precious metal / aluminide coatings, and vision-guided interactive laser welding and drilling for most advanced turbine engine components as well as many other advanced technologies.

More information is at http://www.chromalloy.com.

Chromalloy has evolved from a gas turbine parts repair business into the leading independent supplier of advanced repairs, FAA-approved replacement parts and maintenance, repair and overhaul for gas turbines used in aviation and land-based applications. Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and industrial gas turbine segments with a broad range of services at locations in 17 countries around the globe. Chromalloy is authorized by the FAA and EASA and many other NAAs, and is qualified under ISO and NADCAP. Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.

Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries. Sequa is a Carlyle Group company. For additional information, visit http://www.sequa.com.

Media Contact:
Cathy Gedvilas
+1-718-974-9595
cathy_gedvilas@sequa.com

SOURCE: Chromalloy

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