StandardAero has appointed Kim Ashmun to serve as president of the company's components and accessories (C&A) division. She will be responsible for all aspects of the commercial, operational, financial and technical performance of StandardAero's C&A business units and facilities located across the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.
Ashmun formerly served as vice president of Global supply chain operations for Lockheed Martin's rotary and mission systems Sikorsky line of business. In that role she led a large team, managing a multi-billion dollar portfolio of around 1,800 suppliers. Ashmun has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the aerospace industry, working at Lockheed Martin in a variety of technical, programme and executive leadership positions. She began her career as a manufacturing engineer for Lockheed Martin Aeronautics with roles in engineering and operations supporting the F-35 programme.
Ashmun holds a BSc in engineering technology from Texas A&M University and a MSc in systems engineering and MBA from Southern Methodist University. In addition, she completed Lockheed Martin's Engineering Leadership Development Programme and multiple executive courses from Columbia Business School and UC Berkeley Executive Education.
“Kim's extensive aerospace industry experience and knowledge is perfectly matched to her new role as president of C&A,” says chairman and CEO Russell Ford. “I am proud to have her join our executive team and to bring her skills and accomplishments forward in leading this growing strategic division of our company.”
Ashmun will be based at the company's Cincinnati, Ohio MRO facility.