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Sartain brings operational expertise to Ontic role
Former AAR Corp VP Brian Sartain will be responsible for the day-to-day operational aspects of Ontic's global manufacturing footprint and for driving operational excellence.
COO Brian Sartain.

Ontic, a licensor and manufacturer of complex engineered parts for the global aerospace and defence industries, has appointed Brian Sartain as its chief operating officer.

In this role, Sartain will be responsible for the day-to-day operational aspects of Ontic's global manufacturing footprint and for driving operational excellence. Joining the company's global senior leadership team, he will be based in the US and joins Ontic from AAR Corp, where he was the senior vice president of repair and engineering services, responsible for all businesses associated with MRO, engineering development and manufacturing, and led over 3,500 employees.

As an aerospace industry leader for more than 35 years, Surtain has successfully held executive posts in all aspects of global business including P&L management, operational excellence, strategy, product development and management of joint ventures.

Ontic CEO Gareth Hall says: “We are delighted to welcome someone with Brian's experience to Ontic. Brian shares our growth ambitions and has a proven track record of delivering the sustained operational excellence that will allow Ontic to continue on our mission to deliver a world class service to both to our licensors and to our aviation customers.”

Surtain adds: “The sustained growth and potential of Ontic was a major driver in my decision to join the company. Supporting that growth and driving the performance needed by our customers was too good a proposition to resist.”

He will take up his post on 5 June, 2023.

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