Sept 5, 2017: AJW Group, a world leading specialist in the supply, exchange, repair and lease of commercial aircraft spare parts has promoted Conrad Vandersluis to senior vice president Strategic Material and Asset Management.
Vandersluis’ new role will focus on helping both AJW and its customers efficiently manage their assets and secure higher returns on the capital employed. He will drive the optimisation of inventories and streamlining of operating costs for clients through personalised plans and utilisation of AJW’s expert global sales teams.
He was most recently AJW’s Vice President Strategic Material and Asset Management, a position which he held for just over a year.
In his new role, Vandersluis will lead a team of five in the strategic planning and coordination of purchasing airframes and engines from the B737, B777 and A320 family to support customer and market demand and ensure AJW is a strategic asset management partner of choice.
Christopher Whiteside, president and CEO of AJW Group, said, “Conrad is a long-standing member of the AJW team who has made a valuable contribution across a range of positions since joining in 2003. His promotion is richly deserved.”
Conrad Vandersluis, senior vice president Strategic Material and Asset Management, AJW Group, said, “This is an exciting and challenging role which I am looking forward to delivering on to provide greater efficiencies for our clients. We already have a talented team in place and I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead them.”
Vandersluis has over 30 years of experience in the aviation industry, including roles in sales at Flightspares Ltd and Skybrakes/APPH, before joining AJW Group in 2003.