UAM Targets Global Market with Appointment of Key Executives
MEMPHIS, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Universal Asset Management (UAM), a leader in aviation asset management, aircraft disassembly and commercial aviation aftermarket component sales, is pleased to announce the appointment of several key management roles, positioning the company for continued success with a focus on strategic planning, operations, international growth and diversification.
“I am very excited to announce these appointments within the UAM organization as we position for the future.”
Currently serving as the Chairman of the Board for Gulf Strategic, Board Member for Global Energy & Lighting, Red Arrow Logistics, and serving as a Strategic Advisor to Dynamis Energy, Shawn Kling has been named President of UAM. Shawn brings a vast array of experience to UAM including finance, business development, sales, mergers and acquisitions, operations, performance metrics and administration. As Director and CEO of two publicly traded companies, Shawn has extensive knowledge in Sarbanes-Oxley and SEC compliance regulations. As President, Shawn will be responsible for the strategic leadership of UAM by working with the CEO and other management to establish long range goals, strategies, plans and policies. He will handle the day to day oversight of the UAM operations including all sales, business development, and financial management.
Joining UAM as Chief Financial Officer, Greg Brinkerhoff has been hired from his most recent role as CEO of First Leasing Company, a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group in Qatar. His experience spans a variety of financial positions including Senior Vice President of Finance for Oracle, Asset Marketing and Senior Investment Analyst for USL Capital Corporation and Senior Financial Analyst for Ford Aerospace Corporation. Greg has over 25 years of experience and wisdom in financial services, from both financial institution and corporate platforms. He is competent in strategy formulation, company foundation building, business development, sales, complex transaction structuring, funding and operational execution.
Promoted to the role of Senior Vice President, Tracy Andrews will oversee all operational functions within the organization. Tracy is responsible for all business operations and program management, with oversight of strategy and business planning, asset utilization and IT infrastructure management. Tracy has over 15 years of experience in management roles of several Fortune 500 companies, most recently with Toyota, and was responsible for P&L management and capital expenditure planning. He oversees the daily operations of all UAM facilities including the disassembly facility at the Tupelo Regional Airport as well as the global distribution center in Verona, MS. Tracy joined UAM in December 2011 as Warehouse Manager and Director of Operations. Most recently, Tracy has served as the Vice President of Operations for UAM.
On April 14, 2014, Craig Richardson joined UAM as Vice President of Strategic Markets. Emerging from InSync UK, Ltd, Mr. Richardson directed all aspects of sales and marketing in the aviation programs and business development segments of the organization. Prior to his time with InSync UK, Craig oversaw sales and marketing at TES Aviation Group UK including daily delivery of the Engine Leasing portfolio. Craig’s extensive resume includes tenure at the Christchurch Engine Centre, a Pratt and Whitney Air New Zealand Joint Venture, having lead roles in sales, customer service and engineering. He previously worked for both Pratt and Whitney and Air New Zealand in both technical and commercial roles over a span of 15 years. Craig began his career at Rolls-Royce service as an aero technician in a variety of functions within the MRO facility. As Vice President of Strategic Markets, Craig is charged with leveraging UAM’s targeted growth opportunities worldwide to further enhance the already growing footprint of UAM’s international clientele, particularly in Asia and Europe.
Keri Wright, Chairman & CEO at UAM stated, “I am very excited to announce these appointments within the UAM organization as we position for the future.” She continued, “Each of these appointments are both strategic and part of a measured plan that I had over a year ago when I acquired UAM. The organization needed executives with the kind of depth, experience, and pedigree to develop and grow UAM into a billion dollar global organization. This team represents the best of the best, and I have never been more confident in our ability to lead in this industry and deliver significantly higher returns to our investors and clientele.”
Universal Asset Management is an Asset Management Firm in the Commercial Aviation Industry. UAM buys, sells, leases, and manages a wide variety of commercial aviation assets worldwide. UAM has a solid global reputation as the most knowledgeable and efficient experts in the industry today. A reputation well-earned and built one client at a time, through personalized attention to detail and a commitment that is unmatched. For over 23 years UAM has delivered creative solutions to boost the productivity and profitability of the industry’s most successful operators. For more information, visit http://www.uaminc.com.