Paris, Amstelveen, 11 June 2014 - Thierry Lubin has been appointed CRMA's Vice President Marketing & Sales. Based at Elancourt near Paris, AFI KLM E&M group subsidiary CRMA specializes in repairs to engine parts and modules (CFM56, GE90 and GP7200) and overhauls for a range of aircraft components.
Following a short period at Snecma, Thierry Lubin joined the AIR FRANCE group in 1982, starting at the Engines Division, an Air France Industries business unit. He worked successively in regulation, technical and production sectors before shifting to customer support and industrial development. As such, he became leader of the industrialization project for the GE90 at Orly, Roissy-CDG, and Elancourt. In this capacity, he was also instrumental in integrating CRMA into the development of Very Big Engine (VBE) repair services. In 2009, still with the Engines Division, he was appointed to take charge of surplus engines and parts sales, after which he became an asset manager. This most recent experience helped him to build up a considerable network in the "serviceable" parts market, mainly comprising traders and OEMs. On his appointment, Thierry Lubin said: "I know the CRMA facility since the 1990s when we were integrating the CF6-50. We can be proud of having such a cutting edge production facility as part of our Group. This is why I am honoured to be joining CRMA and its Marketing & Sales teams, where I hope to be able to put in contribution my know-how and experience in aircraft parts which I acquired working at the AFI KLM E&M Engines Business. Together, we will continue to develop new repair products that constitute the added value for CRMA services as we strive to meet the ever-more exacting demands of our clients who expect high-performance, consistency, and personalized service."