IRVINE, Calif., April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Elite Aviation Products, an advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing company within the aerospace industry, is proud to announce the appointment of John Schaefer to its Board of Directors. Mr. Schaefer brings a wealth of leadership experience from his time spent in numerous executive management roles in the aerospace industry, supply chain management, and as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps.
"We're elated to have John join Elite Aviation Products' Board of Directors," President and CEO Dustin Tillman stated. "His track record for success is undeniably a huge asset to our company. Given the fact that our Board of Directors is very active in our decision making process, John is sure to play an integral role in Elite's next phase of growth. This will largely entail bringing our latest 30,000 square foot facility in Tustin, CA to full production capacity."
Mr. Schaefer's experience within the aerospace industry includes Director of Operations & President, Adams Rite Aerospace (a Transdigm Group company); Lieutenant Colonel and Senior Executive of Aviation Logistics, United States Marine Corps and V.P. of Supply Chain and V.P. of Manufacturing Strategy for Meggitt Sensing Systems. Over his 5 year tenure with Adams Rite Aerospace, Schaefer was responsible for a 95% increase in sales and a 102% increase in EBITDA. The tremendous growth he created while serving as president of Adams Rite Aerospace under the Transdigm Group equated to an approximate $450MM increase in shareholder value
"We've generated substantial traction in the marketplace over the past two years. Our 100% customer retention rate and being able to roughly double our volume quarter over quarter with key customers is a testament to that fact. We're at an exciting and pivotal point in our growth phase," commented Zeeshawn Zia, COO of Elite Aviation Products. "We've made tremendous inroads with major industry leaders and continue to grow our leadership infrastructure by adding John Schaefer and Michael Forbes to the board of directors. They are a key factor in making Elite Aviation Products the most sought after supplier in the aerospace industry. "
About Elite Aviation Products EAP is an advanced design, engineering, and manufacturing company within the aerospace industry. Elite represents a consortium of talented professionals who are passionately committed to providing the highest level of customer service and quality, while delivering cost-competitive supply availability solutions. EAP was formed by senior aviation officials who, tired of their expectations not being met, set out on a campaign for change; challenging conventionality in the marketplace and driving customer-centric part supply strategies. Elite is a proud contributor to the reshoring initiatives, focused on bringing manufacturing back to the United States. EAP's focus on its core values and commitment to excellence has made the company an attractive, competitive standout to consumers and investors alike. www.EliteAviationProducts.com
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