Valair Aviation Names 3 Industry Professionals to Senior Positions

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Valair Aviation, an AGC Aerospace & Defense company specialized in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has substantially enhanced its sales and marketing efforts with the appointments of three long-time industry professionals.

Valair’s newly named senior sales and marketing officers are Chip Rappold, Vice President MRO Sales; Dan Frahm, Vice President of Avionics Sales; and Dave Chapman, Manager of MRO Sales & Development.

Rappold brings 34 years of professional aviation industry experience, including 22 years in sales and management positions with Beechcraft now Textron Aviation, as well as previous management posts with AAR Oklahoma and Interstate Airlines.

Frahm began his career as an avionics technician, working his way up to vice president of sales and marketing with Elliott Aviation, an independent authorized Hawker and Beechcraft service center. He brings 36 years of general aviation experience.

With over 46 years of aviation experience, Chapman was previously president and owner of an aircraft sales and brokerage firm specializing in business class turbo-prop aircraft. Much of his career was devoted to sales of services and products to the general aviation, aircraft original equipment manufacturers and airline and government sectors.

“We are incredibly excited and optimistic about having Chip, Dan and Dave join the Valair team,” said Gary Ambrose, General Manager of Valair Aviation. “We instantly added more than 100 years of aviation sales experience to our company, not to mention the integrity and work ethic that fits perfectly with Valair Aviation. Having a professional and experienced sales team of this caliber will greatly assist us with executing planned strategic growth; and has already began to make customer service and pipeline impacts.”

About Valair Aviation
Valair Aviation is a full service MRO and FBO providing quality, efficiency and added value support. With over 70 years of experience, Valair has delivered customized solutions to private, commercial and government customers operating turbine and mid-size corporate jets. Valair has earned a highly respected reputation for its innovative engineering and performance enhancement solutions. In addition to maintenance, repair and overhauls, Valair also specializes in performance and surveillance upgrades, complete interior refurbishing, floor plan modifications, and customized paint. Valair Aviation is an AGC Aerospace & Defense company.

About AGC Aerospace & Defense
AGC Aerospace & Defense, the unifying brand of private equity group Acorn Growth Companies, is a global supplier of technologies, systems and services supporting commercial and military programs. Capabilities within the AGC Aerospace & Defense portfolio range from financing, engineering, and integration services to manufacturing, logistics, and aircraft modifications. AGC Aerospace & Defense is organized into four operating groups: AeroComposites, Finance, Integrated Defense, and Services.

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