Kely Alves has joined BeauTech as Vice President Sales Latin America responsible for furthering our growth in the region. Kely comes to BeauTech with nearly 20 years in aviation industry experience. She started her career with Avio-Diepen before moving to GECAS 13 years ago, most recently serving as their VP Marketing.
Kely is a strong relationship builder and an expert in the Latin America Region, knowing the particulars of each country. We are looking forward to her developing and expanding BeauTech’s presence in the region from her office in São Paulo.
Kely has a degree in Marketing along with a Master’s in International Business and is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Welcome to the team, Kely!
Welcome to the team, Ivo!
Florian Krauthoff has joined Beautech as Vice President Sales (Asia-Pacific). Having studied Chinese and worked in the Asian aviation market for 12 years, Florian is our first direct hire for the newly established Singapore Office, expanding our company’s footprint in this dynamic region.
Before joining Beautech, Florian held various positions at Lufthansa Technik, where he started his aviation career in the corporate graduate program. Based in China, Florian served as Assistant to the General Manager at Ameco Beijing, a Lufthansa-Air China MRO joint-venture.
He later took the position as Director Sales Asia, where he was responsible for promoting Lufthansa Technik’s VIP & business jet services to Asian government, corporate and private jet clients.
Florian holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Business Administration and Chinese Studies from University of Applied Sciences Bremen.
Welcome to the team, Florian!
Jeff A. Nickle has joined BeauTech Power Systems, LLC (BPS) in the role of Director Technical, bringing 25 years of aviation experience to support the BPS Technical Operations team. In his new role Mr. Nickle will manage the technical aspects of engine and aircraft leases as well as providing customer support and managing shop level maintenance.
Prior to joining BPS, Mr. Nickle held several positions within AerSale Inc., most recently serving in the role of Manager Technical Records.
Prior to AerSale Inc., Mr. Nickle worked as a Project Manager of Regional Engines for Willis Lease Finance Corporation where he managed the delivery and return of PW150A, CF34, RB211, CFM56 and AE3007 series engines. Mr. Nickle has also held positions as Manager Aircraft Records at Pinnacle Airlines and Director, Aircraft Records and Configuration at American Eagle.
Heather Halverson has joined BeauTech Power Systems, LLC (BPS) as its general counsel responsible for BPS legal and contractual matters supporting both the U.S. and German offices. Heather has significant legal experience in commercial aviation, corporate finance and general business. Prior to joining BPS, Heather was a shareholder with Fafinski Mark & Johnson, P.A. in the Transportation and Logistics practice group where she specialized in advising lessors, borrowers and airlines on financing, acquisitions/dispositions and leasing transactions. She has also served as in-house counsel for a regional home improvement retail organization.
Heather graduated cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and earned her juris doctorate from Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
BeauTech Power Systems (BPS) was recently named by Inc. Magazine as one of their most successful companies in America. The magazine tracks the top 5,000 fastest growing private companies based in the US and publishes an annual ranking. For this years’ list the magazine reviewed private, independent companies based on revenue generated from 2015 through 2018. BPS cracked the top 20% and was ranked at #814!
Igor Tchounkovskii has joined BeauTech Power Systems, LLC (BPS) as Senior Financial Analyst, bringing 9 years of financial services experience to the team. In this role, he will be supporting the finance, accounting and reporting functions of the Company. Prior to joining BPS, Mr. Tchounkovskii was the Senior Corporate Underwriter at Umpqua Bank where he focused on underwriting complex corporate and commercial credits in the financial services and aviation industry. Igor graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Currently, Igor is a Level II candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program.
BeauTech Power Systems team members will be attending the following conferences and trade shows in the coming weeks and months:
Sept 4-6 Regional Airline Association Convention – Nashville, United States
Sept 11-12 Aero-Engines Europe – Frankfurt, Germany
Sept 11-12 Reno Air Show – Reno, United States
Sept 23-25 ISTAT EMEA – Berlin, Germany
Oct 8-10 ERA Association General Assembly – Nice, France
Oct 15-17 MRO Europe – London, United Kingdom
Nov 4-5 CFM/GE Lessor Conference – Berlin Germany
Nov 4-6 Airline Economics Growth Frontiers – Hong Kong
Nov 13-14 ISTAT Latin America – Buenos Aires, Argentina
BeauTech Power Systems was recently recognized by AirFinance Journal with the “Used Aircraft Deal of the Year” award for 2018. The award recognizes BeauTech and NAC’s partnership in structuring the sale, leaseback, and scheduled return of 25 Embraer E190 aircraft with Air Canada. Read more about the deal here. The award ceremony was held in New York City at the Metropolitan Club on May 2, 2019 and was an amazing event.
Josh Lewis, BeauTech’s designated Golf Pro, had an historic shot last week at GEAM’s 4th Annual Lone Star Heroes Classic. Josh’s second hole of the tourney, #17 on Bear Creek West, was set up for 157 yards from the blue tees. Josh’s shot cleared the front right bunker, bounced towards the right center of the green, and…rolled right into the cup!! A hole in one for Josh and certainly the first hole in one for team BeauTech!
Way to go Josh!!