Jun 30, 2010
DUBLIN - Dublin based aircraft leasing company AWAS
, controlled by Terra Firma
, announced Monday that Ray Sisson
will become its new CEO on August 26th.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, its chairman Werner Seifert stated "I would like to welcome Ray to AWAS, the Board believes he is the right person to lead the company in its next stage of development and take advantage of the many opportunities that lie ahead".
Ray Sisson began his career in New York as a corporate lawyer, Ray moved into the aviation industry in 1995 becoming Vice President and Legal Counsel for GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) in Shannon, Ireland. In 1998, he became GECAS' Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing - Asia/Pacific, based in Singapore before moving to Dubai to become Senior Vice President & Regional Manager - Middle East, Africa& Russia/CIS in 2003. In October 2008, Ray left GECAS to take up the position of President & CEO at Titan Aviation.
Prior to becoming CEO at AWAS, he was Chief Commercial Officer of SR Technics Switzerland. In this global role, Ray led all commercial and customer facing activities. SR Technics offers a wide range of products in the aircraft component services field. These include components exchange, maintenance, repair, engineering, logistics and pooling, along with overall component management.