Aircraft Cabin Management

SEKISUI KYDEX makes changes to aviation, design teams 

SEKISUI KYDEX has promoted Ben Smalley to director of aviation and design AFTER HAVING developed strong relationships in the design community.

SEKISUI KYDEX said Smalley is a notable example of re-invention and his elevated leadership in many areas of its business make him uniquely suited to take on this role.  “I am excited to continue to support and enhance our designLab services to our existing customers, as well as extend the same customer experience to additional markets outside of aviation,” said Smalley.

In addition, Anne Rupp has been promoted to aviation business coordinator to help drive the growing SEKISUI KYDEX aviation business. Rupp is passionate about the aviation market and has years of experience supporting strategic aviation partners as a customer collaboration specialist and inside sales representative. “This is an opportunity for Rupp to leverage her expertise to provide an even better customer experience,” the business said.

Becky Gallup has also transitioned from senior graphic artist for Infused Imaging to senior CMF (colour, material, finish) design artist. As the SEKISUI KYDEX business has evolved, Gallup developed her design skills beyond graphic design, expanding her expertise to all aspects of CMF , including translucent and backlit materials, decorative textures, surfaceGrip and exciting developments to come. “She will guide SEKISUI KYDEX design partners by helping turn their inspiration to reality,” stated the business.

Karyn McAlphin will also support the designLab as creative design lead. McAlphin has an extensive history as a marketing team leader for a major airline and will engage with designers and aviation customers to drive innovation. In her new role, she will continue to build relationships and stay abreast of new and innovative design trends.


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