MAAS Aviation has appointed Richard Marston (pictured above) to the role of chief commercial officer. He replaces Fran Carew, who is retiring after 35 years of service to the business.
Marston joined the aircraft painting and exterior coatings company in January 2020 as director of customer service, sales and marketing EMEA, having previously held high-level positions with Herberts, DuPont and AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings.
In his new role, he will be responsible for strategic business growth and further increasing the company’s global footprint.
“The last two years have been challenging for everyone, but despite the obvious difficulties, 2021 was an outstanding year for MAAS Aviation and this success can be firmly attributed to the continued commitment and drive of our global teams,” said MAAS Aviation’s CEO Tim Macdougald.
“As we say goodbye to Fran and his wealth of experience and knowledge, the business remains in excellent hands with Richard and his team taking over the reins. In his new position, Richard will lead the way in establishing new strategic partnerships and initiatives, as well as further developing our existing business relationships.
“I would like to acknowledge Fran’s incredible contribution and service to MAAS over the last 35 years. He has been at the forefront of massive transformational change at the company and has been a true inspiration to all who have worked with him. We wish Fran a long, happy and healthy retirement doing a different kind of painting – he is an avid watercolourist.”
Carew commented: “Having worked with MAAS Aviation for over 30 years, it has been an absolute pleasure to have participated in its tremendous growth while maintaining the company’s core values of customer satisfaction and value for money. I would like to wish all MAAS employees and customers the very best for the future.”