By Edward Robertson
Vallair has strengthened its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) team with the appointment of Armando Filho as director of material management.
Following the move, Filho will be responsible for its component support division complementing the activities of the teardown team ensuring that customers extract maximum value from their assets.
Filho said: “Material management is one of the main support areas in the company. I will be focusing on improving performance and cost effectiveness, adding value to our processes and for our customers.
“Although the pandemic has presented many difficulties, Vallair has sought out opportunities which will come to fruition over the coming months and years. Our A321 cargo conversion programme is a prime example of this.
“The pandemic has seen a boom in the demand for air cargo due to the burgeoning requirements of e-commerce and e-freight. There will of course be challenges, but Vallair is ready to be responsive and reactive.”
In a career spanning more than thirty years, Filho has amassed experience in supply chain, procurement, planning, line and base maintenance and operations management. He most recently worked at Embraer as head of material services EMEA.