AIP Aerospace Appoints Klaus Koester as Vice President/General Manager at Coast Composites, LLC

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AIP Aerospace Tooling announced today the appointment of Klaus Koester as Vice President/General Manager of Coast Composites, LLC.

“Klaus brings a vast amount of experience to his new role at Coast Composites, which will be vital in helping us to improve our effectiveness in serving all of our customers," stated Paul Walsh, COO AIP Aerospace Toolin

AIP Aerospace Tooling announced today the appointment of Klaus Koester as Vice President/General Manager of Coast Composites, LLC. In this role, Koester will position the company to achieve its growth goals which include continuing to build the highest quality tools while also accelerating our pursuit of lean and efficient work practices in the shop and in the office. Koester will apply his extensive experience in managing aerospace businesses at sites around the world, including Germany and China, to continue the develop-ment of Coast’s global market presence.

Koester most recently served as Vice President of Operations at HITCO Carbon Composites. Prior to that, he was an Executive Director at Lufthansa Technik in Beijing, playing a key role in the development of Lufthansa’s aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) business in China. Koester began his career with Lufthansa in Germany in 1989 where he held various managerial roles. He graduated from the University of Hamburg with dual Master’s degrees in Engineering and in Business Administration.

“Klaus brings a vast amount of experience to his new role at Coast Composites, which will be vital in helping us to improve our effectiveness in serving all of our customers—both in the U.S. and internationally,” stated Paul Walsh, COO AIP Aerospace Tooling Group.

As its customer demands and expectations continue to increase, AIP Aerospace is committed to investing in the recruitment of highly experienced professionals who understand these industry expectations. Through the addition of Klaus Koester as Vice President/General Manager of Coast Composites, LLC, AIP Aerospace reaffirms its continued commitment to expand as a global leader in the aerospace industry.

For more information about AIP Aerospace Tooling Group, visit http://www.aipaerospace.com/tooling.

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AIP Aerospace Tooling Group is a global leader in precision large scale aerospace tooling that combines the capabilities of three world class companies including Coast Composites, Global Tooling Systems, and Odyssey Industries. Visit http://www.aipaerospace.com/tooling for more information.

AIP Aerospace is one of the largest independent aerospace tooling group providers and suppliers of high temperature composite parts, critical components, aircraft structures, transparencies, and coating technologies. Our strategically aligned Tooling Group and composites and transparencies companies harness the unrivaled expertise of our dedicated industry professionals and state-of-the-art facilities across the US. Visit http://www.aipaerospace.com for more information.

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