Pexco has appointed Donald Sublett to head engineering at the components and assembly business as it embarks on a new phase of growth and innovation in lightweight, sustainable, and durable materials for airlines and OEMs.
Having attained a bachelors degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University, Sublett has spent more than 20 years leading manufacturing operations across both the military and medical industries in the US. As a mechanical engineer with a deep technical knowledge of polymer processing and value-added fabrication assembly, he joins Pexco at an exciting time.
The company has recently achieved 100% on-time in full delivery for the last quarter, a direct result of its significant investment in its in-house capabilities to provide aerospace customers with greater efficiencies and control of the supply chain at a critical time for the industry. Pexco’s latest cabin interior technology, AirShield, is also set to make waves this year as it enters the market and sets a new standard for cabin hygiene and passenger and crew wellbeing.
Sublett’s role will see him spearhead Pexco’s research and development (R&D) programme and lead its growing engineering, quality assurance, and maintenance division. He and his team will work closely with airlines and OEMs to problem-solve major issues facing the onboard experience, developing new materials and designing bespoke equipment to ensure cutting-edge concepts can make it into the cabin.
“Pexco Aerospace has a long and innovative history in aviation, stretching back 50 years. As we enter a new era of air travel, the industry needs proactive problem-solvers who can collaborate with airlines to unlock new ideas that enhance the flying experience. I am honored to be part of this next chapter in Pexco’s history and combine my engineering expertise with the passionate leadership we already have to make it a successful one,” said Sublett.
Headquartered near Yakima, Washington, Pexco Aerospace is recognized as a finished goods supplier of plastic extrusions, injection molding, polymers, and fabrications for Boeing and many other aerospace OEMs, providing quality, custom products.