Ascent Aerospace Appoints Mark Davis as Head of UK Programs and Operations

May 19, 2015, 10:05 ET from AIP Aerospace

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascent Aerospace announced today the appointment of Mark Davis as Head of UK Programs and Operations.  In this new function, Mark will oversee the operations and customer service functions, including aftermarket sales, in the recently established Ascent Aerospace UK office, located in Broughton, England.  In this role, Mark will report to Herve Grosdemange, Branch Manager of Ascent Integration SAS, which is headquartered in Toulouse, France.  One of Mark's first assignments will be to serve as Site Manager for the Airbus A330NEO assembly line project.

Mark has 20 years experience in aerospace component manufacturing, machinery and tooling.  He spent 5 years with the Bunzel Group where he served as a Project Engineer, Operations Supervisor, and Contracts Project Manager.  He also spent 7 years working for BHW Hampson where he was the General Manager of the Eclipse Empennage program and later the Technical Manager of the Hondajet Empennage program.  More recently Mark has been the Group Project Manager for the Manufax and Nelson Tool companies.

"Mark's strong background in Project Management in the Aerospace industry is key to our continued expansion and growth in the European market," stated Brian Williams, CEO of Ascent Aerospace. "We are very pleased to welcome Mark to our team."

About Ascent Aerospace 

Ascent Aerospace is a wholly owned unit of AIP Aerospace and is organized into two Groups: the Ascent Integration & Automation Group and the Ascent Tooling Group.

The Ascent Integration & Automation Group provides factory and assembly line integration services, as well as automated assembly (drill and fastener installation) and composite machining assets. Working with the Ascent Tooling Group it offers customers integrated, turnkey assembly lines and essential hardware to support them.

The Ascent Tooling Group, comprised of Coast Composites, Odyssey Industries, and Global Tooling Systems, is the foremost global provider of tooling for composite fabrication, and aircraft sub- and final assembly. Combined they offer largest tooling capacity, in the industry.

Ascent Aerospace also includes an engineering services organization, Ascent Engineering, providing design and analysis services to internal and external customers.

About AIP Aerospace

Consisting of Ascent Aerospace, Composite Horizons, and Texstars, AIP Aerospace is one of the leading providers of aerospace composite machining centers, tooling systems, assembly & factory automation and integration, engineering services, high temperature composite parts and aircraft transparencies.  Visit for more information.


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