Francisco Zenóglio has joined BeauTech Power Systems as its Director Asset Management, Europe; further strengthening BeauTech’s Technical Operations team in our Frankfurt office. With over a decade of expertise in CFM engines, Francisco is a welcome addition as our CFM portfolio continues its rapid expansion. Beginning his career as a Powerplant Engineer at TAP Air Portugal Engine Shop, Lisbon, Francisco developed his CFM56 skills. Subsequently, he served as an Account Manager at SR Technics, Zurich prior to returning to his hometown. Once back in Lisbon, Francisco took on the role of CFM Field Service Engineer for the next 5 years, overseeing the successful entry into service of the CFM LEAP.
A graduate of the University of Lisboa with a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Francisco is multilingual, fluent in English, French, and Portuguese.
Welcome to the Team Francisco!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BEAUTECH POWER SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH EDC AND WORTHINGTON AEROSPACE TO COMPLETE THE ACQUISITION OF 18 CRJ1000 AIRCRAFT
Dallas, Texas – BeauTech Power Systems, a leading aerospace engine leasing, trading, and financial solutions company, is proud to announce a collaboration with Export Development Canada (EDC) and Worthington Aviation to complete the acquisition of 18 state-of-the-art CRJ1000 aircraft. This partnership will result in a significant improvement in aftermarket support for the CRJ family of aircraft, positioning BeauTech and Worthington for substantial growth and global expansion while assisting EDC in extracting value from their portfolio.
The cooperation involved BeauTech working closely with EDC and Worthington, renowned players in international finance and regional aircraft support and services, respectively, to secure and deploy the 18 CRJ1000 aircraft. These next-generation aircraft, known for their exceptional performance, fuel efficiency, and passenger comfort, will empower BeauTech to extend its global reach and offer enhanced engine solutions to its customers.
“This partnership is quite significant for BeauTech,” said CEO Lee Beaumont. “The acquisition of these CRJ1000 aircraft will strengthen our CF34-8C5 service offerings and enable us to provide world-class aviation engine solutions to our customers. We are excited to join forces with EDC and Worthington, both of whom bring unique strengths to this endeavor.”
EDC, a globally recognized export credit agency, was the owner of the aircraft and played a pivotal role in providing resources for this ambitious venture. Their expertise in facilitating international trade and investments is invaluable to the success of this collaboration.
Worthington Aviation, a leader in regional aircraft support and service, purchased all 18 airframes from BeauTech and will dismantle a number of the aircraft to support their spare parts distribution business, providing much needed aftermarket support for a variety of CRJ regional aircraft products. The remainder of the aircraft will be made available for sale or onward leasing.
BeauTech Power Systems is a leading aerospace company committed to providing innovative aviation solutions. With a reputation for excellence in the industry, BeauTech is dedicated to shaping the future of engine support in the industry.
Export Development Canada (EDC) is a financial Crown corporation dedicated to helping Canadian businesses make an impact at home and abroad. EDC has the financial products and knowledge Canadian companies need to confidently enter new markets, reduce financial risk, and grow their business as they go from local to global. Together, EDC and Canadian companies are building a more prosperous, stronger, and sustainable economy for all Canadians.
Worthington Aviation is a global leader in parts support and services for regional and business aircraft. Specialty product lines include rotables, engines, avionics, landing gear, and expendables. Worthington is a pioneer in regional aircraft support programs, specializing in the development of tailored parts program solutions for the aviation industry.
Randy McComb has joined BeauTech Power Systems in the role of Director Technical Records (Acquisitions), bringing 23 years of aviation experience to support the BPS Technical Operations team. In his new role Randy will manage pre-purchase reviews for engines and aircraft. Prior to joining BPS, Randy held several positions within Willis Lease Finance Corporation, most recently serving in the role of Technical Director of Records and Quality. Earlier in his career Randy worked as a Maintenance Planning Auditor, AD Analyst and Records Lead for American Eagle Airlines.
Welcome to the Team Randy!
Kevin Cusack has joined BeauTech Power Systems as Vice President Sales servicing the Canadian and Northern US markets. Kevin is responsible for furthering our growth in the region with a particular focus on our CFM56 product line. Kevin comes to BeauTech with a Master’s Degree in Engineering and over 25 years of aviation industry experience, most recently from Standard Aero. Kevin held roles of increasing responsibility at Standard culminating as the Vice President, Strategic Partnerships and Product Development within the commercial aviation division. Kevin will continue to be based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Welcome to the Team Kevin!
Julian Brauner has joined BeauTech Power Systems in the role of Director Asset Management, Europe, expanding BeauTech’s Technical Operations team in our Frankfurt, Germany office. With nearly a decade of experience in the aviation industry, Julian started his aviation career as a graduate trainee at Lufthansa Technik. After completing the trainee program, he worked as Project Manager for aircraft transitions and served in the position of Sales Manager at Lufthansa Technik prior to joining BeauTech. Julian graduated from Berlin Institute of Technology and holds a Master’s Degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Welcome to the Team Julian!
Tristan Robinson has joined BeauTech Power Systems, LLC (BPS) as the Assistant Controller, bringing 6 years of Accounting Experience to the team. In this role, he will be supporting the finance, accounting, and reporting functions of the Company. Prior to joining BPS, Tristan was an Assistant controller at a company within the SaaS industry.
Tristan graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, and a Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship and Managerial Accounting. Currently, Tristan is a Certified Public Accountant registered in Texas.
Dr. Philip Hix-Coquet has joined BeauTech Power Systems as Vice President Legal Affairs. He is mainly responsible for all legal and contractual matters for the European office in Frankfurt as well as supporting our office in Singapore.
Philip has broad legal expertise in commercial law and brings more than 15 years of experience to the company. Immediately prior to joining BeauTech Philip served as general counsel of a German entertainment business.
He also gained many years of aviation experience working for Lufthansa Technik and started his career with the heavy transportation firm Terex Corp.
Welcome to the Team Philip!
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!