AFRA Board Election 2018

Online Voting Is Open June 1 – June 12, 2018

One Vote Per AFRA Regular Member Company will be Counted 

Voting Formhttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GNMQT2C

Nominees Eligible for Election (3 will be Selected to Fill the Open Spots on the Board):

  • Kahina Oudjehani, Bombardier
  • Brent Webb, CAVU Aerospace Inc. 
  • Marco Gehr, ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd.
  • Amy Bann, Boeing
  • Nathan Hymel, Mastermelt Alloy
  • Pierre Bonnichon, Tarmac Aerosave SAS

Nominee Bios:

  • Kahina Oudjehani, Bombardier

Kahina Oudjehani received a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the École Polytechnique de Montréal in 2001, preceded by a Bachelor’s degree in the same field in 1997, and has more than 19 years of experience involving environmental research, consulting and management in soil remediation, telecommunications and civil aviation.

Ms. Oudjehani joined Bombardier Aerospace in 2008 as an Environmental Specialist, and became Eco-Design Lead in 2011. She was appointed to her current position in 2016. In her role as Head of Eco-Design and Environmental Affairs, she leads the team responsible for life-cycle analysis and environmental product declarations, and is the principal driver of the Product Environmental Compliance Strategy across Bombardier’s multiple aerospace activities.

Under her leadership, the Eco-Design team won awards in 2013 and 2014 in recognition of Bombardier’s excellence in corporate social responsibility and for its dynamic Design for Environment approach. In 2018, the team won the most prestigious Business Award in Quebec called MERCURIADES for the first ever environmental product declarations made on the C Series.

Kahina is a board member at the International Aerospace Environmental Group (IAEG) and the Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association (AFRA), Ms. Oudjehani is a regular speaker at civil aviation environmental conferences and seminars worldwide.

She is based at Bombardier’s Product Development Engineering, Aerospace center in Montréal, Canada.

  • Brent Webb, CAVU Aerospace Inc. 

Mr. Webb is a senior ASA board member, and has a strong desire to assist in helping the AFRA organization grow. After earning his Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Brent began his career in aviation at Aircraft Inventory Management & Services in 1994. Brent combined his growing experience in aftermarket aircraft parts distribution with his technology education to drive innovation and profitability through enhancing efficiency, quality and customer satisfaction. As an ASA Board member, he involved himself in government affairs such as Exemption 8696, an exemption to allow relief for distributors to obtain export 8130-3 tags for Class III product. He also served on the Regulatory Documentation Interest Group for ATA, which oversaw the promulgation of the Electronic 8130-3 and helped shape Chapter 5 of FAA Order 8130.21. As a representative of ASA and member of ARSA, Brent sought Department of Commerce understanding on the negative effects of FAA reauthorization as it was written and meeting with Congressional staff and working with the FAA on aviation safety initiatives. Brent has twice been a presenter & speaker at the annual conference of ASA and a speaker at the Aeroxchange conference in 2012 and in 2013. Brent was nominated for the Top 40 Aviation Professionals under 40 in 2013. In July 2013, he joined AerSale as Vice President of Information Technology and Business Development to further expand his business knowledge into the Aircraft Lease/Finance, MRO and Teardown market space. Additionally, Brent was intimately involved in the integration of Xtra Airways and Songbird Airways as well as AerSale’s procurement of Aero-Mechanical Industries. In 2016, Brent moved to CAVU Aerospace where he continues to look at ways of enhancing systems and processes to better utilize the aircraft fleet aftermarket.

  • Marco Gehr, ELG Carbon Fibre Ltd.

Marco has 10 years’ experience in the recycling industry and has been involved in carbon fibre recycling from the early beginning in 2011.

After graduating with a degree in ‘Business Administration’, Marco has worked abroad for several years, having lived and breathed cultural diversity in Canada, France and the UK. Marco first worked at the heating technology company, Vaillant Group doing project work in Marketing & Sales, R&D and Corporate Controlling at their German headquarters in Remscheid and the French subsidiary Saunier Duval in Nantes.

In 2008 Marco moved into the recycling industry with ELG Haniel Group. The first three years he was employed at the German headquarters in Duisburg being responsible for the ongoing recycling entities in America. Within the corporate strategy project ‘ELG2020’ he launched the initiative to explore carbon fibre recycling as future growth potential.  Marco was responsible as project manager for the commercial due diligence during the takeover of Recycled Carbon Fibre Ltd in 2011.

After the acquisition he moved to the UK and worked as ‘Corporate Development Manager’ on the company’s integration and strategic development before he became a director and part of the management board in 2013, being responsible for the functions Finance, Operations and IT.

  • Amy Bann, Boeing

Amy currently serves as Director of Sustainable Materials for Boeing Commercial Airplanes helping to guide the company’s environmental strategy for aircraft at their end of service and manufacturing materials including composites. She has served one term on AFRA’s Board of Directors for the past 3 years supporting the organization as it has matured in size and functionality.

Prior to her current role she held other environmental leadership roles at Boeing covering areas including commercialization of aviation biofuels and crafting UN carbon emissions agreements for the aviation sector.

Bann is a licensed attorney who worked in the public, private and nonprofit sectors prior to joining Boeing. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami and a Bachelor and Master of Arts from Virginia Tech in Political Science / International Development.

  • Nathan Hymel, Mastermelt Alloy

Nathan started his career and spent numerous years in the manufacturing of new super alloy product- gaining tremendous knowledge and appreciation of the requirements of new cast alloy.

Nathan then had the chance to work in the Revert Division of one of the largest super alloy suppliers processors & foundries in the world.

Two years ago Mastermelt America decided to expand its reach in the Alloys and Aerospace arena and employed Nathan to lead the charge. We are now known as Mastermelt Alloy and offer full alloy processing and precious metal refining from jet engine components.

Since Nathan’s lead our US Sweetwater, TN facility has grown exponentially and we have one new location and processing site set-up in the UK & one further site coming online in the US later this year. 

Nathan’s knowledge of revert is second to none- his experience at large corporations have given him excellent knowledge and the tools necessary to add to the board of AFRA.  Nathan has kindly offered to participate in the R&D session for the 2018 conference & I know that his efforts will be of huge value to AFRA in this event but I believe he would bring overall great value to the organization going forward.

  • Pierre Bonnichon, Tarmac Aerosave SAS

Pierre Bonnichon is the Business Development Manager of Tarmac Aerosave (France / Spain). Graduated in international negotiation from a French business school (EGCB), Pierre began his career within AJW Group Sales team in 2000. This was followed by various commercial, business development and purchasing roles for the same group throughout Europe. This diverse experience gave him a broad understanding of the used spares market and how the latter has evolved over the past 15 years. Having joined Tarmac Aerosave in 2015, Pierre is now responsible for the business development of the storage, maintenance and recycling activities of the company while taking part of the company’s involvement in various working groups such as AFRA. As a major European aircraft storage and dismantling player Tarmac Aerosave is at the forefront of the aircraft retirement and recycling challenges our industry is facing.

Being elected at the Board would be a fantastic opportunity for me to pursue and extend Tarmac’s involvement in 2017-2018. Our one year appointment has been a good experience to understand AFRA’s context and challenges but not sufficient to positively contribute to its success and growth. Therefore being elected for another term would be a good occasion to demonstrate our commitment and actively participate in AFRA’s actions.

Questions? 

Contact Hans Craen, AFRA Executive Director
HCraen@AFRAassociation.org
+32 2 761 1615