APOC has promoted Kevin Wall to chief commercial officer. He was previously senior vice president of business development across the Americas.
Wall’s new remit will focus on “shaping future growth, consolidating market share and nurturing a team of success-driven people”, said APOC.
“Driving the unique company culture at APOC and building upon the fresh approach that has seen the business expand exponentially in just seven years is both a challenge and an exciting opportunity,” said Wall.
Wall will be running APOC’s global commercial operations from its new Miami office which opened earlier this year. “We continue to believe as a truly global player that further expansion into other markets is a logical development,” explained Wall. “Over the next 12 months we will be exploring the next direction for APOC’s global footprint.
“The used serviceable material (USM) sector is becoming increasingly important to sustain the supply chain and underpin flight service as capacity builds. APOC’s expertise in providing USM solutions is market leading.”
In terms of business development over the next 18 months, Wall said APOC would focus on its programme of narrowbody aircraft teardown and on the “rapidly expanding” leasing and trading of both engines and landing gear. “I anticipate that with APOC’s innovative business model and secure financial status we will be able to not only take advantage of investment opportunities in engines, landing gear and airframe assets, but also to wisely shape our support programmes as airlines evolve and explore new ways to operate,” he said.
Looking ahead, Wall predicted further changes in the aviation sector: “Mergers & acquisitions are on the rise. Not just airlines themselves but the aftermarket MRO sector is attracting a lot of interest from investors,” he said. “The industry continues to consolidate and evolve and APOC will shape our services accordingly. Teamwork and technology are what makes us different at APOC and our ambition is to provide top-quality innovative USM solutions where our customers need it and within their budget. We are seeing a surge in demand as airlines are increasingly turning to USM to effectively stretch maintenance budgets while preserving operational availability.”