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Barber named Advent Aerospace VP, sales and marketing


February 22, 2016
By Advent Aerospace Systems

Brian Barber has joined Advent Aerospace as its vice president of sales and marketing.

““As part of Advent’s strategic plan to expand its offerings to a broader market beyond VIP completions, it became clear that we needed someone like Brian to lead the way. He is uniquely qualified to assist the Advent management team in identifying new markets for Advent’s composite structures capabilities”,” stated Steve Jourdenais, Advent Aerospace president.

“We intend to broaden our reach into other areas where lightweight structures are needed while increasing market share in our existing markets. Brian is the right man for the job”.”

Barber’s appointment is effective immediately. He will report directly to Jourdenais.

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Prior to joining Advent Brian Barber was vice president sales & marketing with Lufthansa Technik’s BizJet, responsible for sales of VIP completions, airframe maintenance, modification and refurbishment services to the narrow-body, corporate and commercial aircraft market. While at BizJet, Barber was also tasked to act as vice president, completions.

Prior to working for Lufthansa Technik’s BizJet, Mr. Barber held management, senior management and executive positions with Heath Tecna Aerospace, Aviall Engine Shop, Pratt & Whitney, AAR, and Lufthansa Technik BizJet.

With more than 25 years of aviation experience, Brian is a member of NBAA, ACPC, MRO and APCS.  Barber’s formal education is a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Louisiana Tech University.

“Advent’s two divisions, Jormac Aerospace and Cabin Innovations, are the best at what they do in the completions industry,” said Barber.  “The management team is comprised of dedicated people that take great pride in what they do.  I see enormous potential here, and I am very excited to be a part of where Advent is going.”