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SR Technics Names New Engine Services Head

Owen McClave will succeed the departing Roberto Furlan in the role of senior vice president engine services at the Swiss MRO in the new year.

SR Technics has added to its senior management team by confirming the appointment of Owen McClave as its new senior vice president engine services. Replacing Roberto Furlan, who stepped down from the role after being appointed in July 2017, McClave will begin in the position at the Zurich-based MRO from January 2019.

He will oversee engine solutions SR Technics, which covers a narrowbody and widebody variants. Engines covered include overhaul services on the CFM56-5B, 5C and -7B models, along with services for Pratt & Whitney’s PW4000-94/100.

McClave was formerly managing director of Vector Aerospace’s UK business for more than six years before departing at the end of last year following the sale of the business from Airbus to U.S.-based StandardAero.

Since the beginning of the year, McClave has worked as an independent consultant. He has more than three decades worth of industry experience, having also worked at Ireland-based MROs such as Lufthansa Technik Shannon and Pratt & Whitney’s Ireland business.

Jean-Marc Lenz, SR Technics’ chief operating officer, said of McClave’s appointment: “He is well versed in lean thinking and methods and his broad experience will enable us to drive operational excellence in engine services. Together, we will continue to strengthen our future growth plans.”

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