AIP Aerospace Appoints Ray Kauffmann As Vice President & Program Manager of Integrated Platforms

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AIP Aerospace Tooling announced today the appointment of Ray Kauffmann as Vice President and Program Manager of the new Integrated Platforms business unit.

“With Ray’s extensive experience and impressive achievements in the tooling industry, he will be a key addition to our team as we expand our influence into aircraft assembly lines,” stated Brian Williams, CEO of AIP Aerospace.

AIP Aerospace Tooling announced today the appointment of Ray Kauffmann as Vice President and Program Manager of the new Integrated Platforms business unit. In this role, Kauffmann will oversee the growth and development of this new business unit which will focus on providing complete aircraft assembly lines for wing, fuselage and final assembly production environments to customers such as Airbus, Boeing, Bombardier, Embraer and Lockheed, to name a few. AIP Aerospace believes its entry into this business will help leverage its engineering expertise to provide total system solutions to its customers, while also contributing to top-line growth goals.

Kauffmann has had a distinguished career in tooling systems for final assembly and automation, and has spent significant time in sales, business development, program management, design, manufacturing and integration. Most recently, Kauffmann worked for Comau, Inc. as an executive on their Ford account and for Gonzalez Production Systems where he introduced vision-assisted robot guidance technologies. In his early career, Kauffmann also worked for the predecessor to Global Tooling Systems. Kauffmann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.

“With Ray’s extensive experience and impressive achievements in the tooling industry, he will be a key addition to our team as we expand our influence into aircraft assembly lines,” stated Brian Williams, CEO of AIP Aerospace.

Customer demands and expectations continue to increase, therefore AIP Aerospace continues to recruit highly experienced professionals who know and understand the industry. With the hiring of Ray Kauffmann as Vice President and Program Manager for Integrated Platforms, AIP Aerospace reaffirms its commitment to expand its role as a global leader and innovator 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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