Flying Colours bolsters international team

Flying Colours Corp. Press Release | May 9, 2019

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Ahead of EBACE 2019, Flying Colours Corp., a maintenance, repair, overhaul and completions business, has announced the expansion of its international team by appointing Paul Dunford to the newly created role of managing director, International Operations, and naming Andrew Pearce as its first ever European sales manager.

Paul Dunford, Flying Colours’ new managing director, International Operations. Flying Colours Photo

The new positions reflect the company’s commitment to strengthening its international presence and support its appetite for global expansion. Dunford joined the company in 2014 as general manager of Flying Colours Asia PTE Ltd, where he was responsible for launching the company’s Singapore operation. As managing director, International Operations, Dunford’s key focus will be developing new international operations and overseeing the Singapore operation’s continued evolution.

In this high-level business development role, Dunford will report to Eric Gillespie, executive vice-president, who said, “The business has been in expansion phase for the past 12 months as we want to position our company from a global, rather than local, perspective. We are extremely pleased he is taking on the challenge of developing international business. Paul has done great things for our Singapore operations, and I’m confident he’ll continue to add value for our international customers, our team and our business in general.”

Dunford will work with newly appointed Singapore general manager, Too Hin Wee, to continue developing the company’s Asian presence. “This role can influence the future of Flying Colours, and I’m excited by the tremendous opportunity to help take it to the next level,” said Dunford.

Andrew Pearce, Flying Colours’ first ever European sales manager. Flying Colours Photo

Andrew Pearce’s newly created role of European sales manager represents the company’s first formal European presence in its 30-year history. Pearce will be responsible for seeking out sales opportunities for Flying Colours across Europe and more specifically identifying, developing and managing a new client network. Reporting into Kevin Kliethermes, director of sales, Pearce will mirror the North American sales and marketing operations in Europe. Initial targeting will be focused on heavy inspections and refurbishment of Bombardier, Gulfstream, and Dassault aircraft.

Pearce brings 35 years of international experience in the MRO, completions and aircraft sales sector having worked with Canadian, Middle Eastern and European business aviation entities. Significantly, his experience working with the Bombardier family of aircraft for more than a decade positions him well to deliver results from the highly-competitive European market.

“Europe is an important region for us but we know it takes time to establish relationships, and to truly succeed, we wanted existing and future customers to have a local manager to engage with. We are excited by the possibilities and know that Andrew will add real value to the business,” said Gillespie. Pearce will join the Flying Colours team at EBACE, May 21 to 23, 2019.

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