Jim Sokol has been named president of MRO services at TIMCO as of September 22. Sokol takes over responsibility for the MRO’s airframe maintenance operations, line maintenance network and its engine services centre. Sokol joins TIMCO, a subsidiary of HAECO, after 20 years at Southwest Airlines where he most recently served as vice-president of maintenance operations. At Southwest Sokol was responsible for maintaining the carrier’s fleet of 700 aircraft and led a team of 2,500 mechanics across 20 maintenance facilities. Sokol will be based in Greensboro at the company’s corporate headquarters.