AIM appoints general manager for galleys
Following the announcement of major executive changes at AIM Aviation due to the impending retirement of Executive Director Peter Forbes, the company has also appointed a new General Manager of Galleys and Stowages. The previous holder of the position, Richard Bower, has been promoted to group commercial director, and Wayne Ball is taking his place, working alongside AIM’s cabin interiors and composites teams.
Reporting to Bower, Ball will have full responsibility for the galleys and stowages operations at both Byfleet in Surrey, UK and Dafen, South Wales. This will include overseeing the technical, quality, engineering and production teams, as well as procurement, programme management, finance and administration.
Ball has global experience of operations and supply chain management. He worked with Rolls Royce Plc for 24 years and was responsible for 2,400 people, across seven plants, in his role as operations director for the turbines group. Ball then spent two years working with SELL and Dasel, as global operations director for PAIG and, following that, three years with David Brown Gear Systems as General Manager for its UK facilities. Ball joined AIM Aviation in January this year as operations director of galleys and stowages.