March 14 2023  |  People

Unum welcomes Tania Trucchia as COO

By PAX International Staff

Tania Trucchia, the chief operating officer of Unum Aircraft Seating

Business class seating manufacturer Unum Aircraft Seating announces its latest senior hire, appointing Tania Trucchia as chief operating officer (COO).

Trucchia has more than 15 years of aviation experience and joins from the commercial aviation services provider AAR, where she was component reliability and engineering director. Before this, she held various leadership roles at Acro Aircraft Seating, in product support and procurement where she worked with Unum CEO and founder Chris Brady.

In a March 13 press release, Trucchia said, “I’ve followed Unum’s journey closely, so I can be confident I’m joining a company that designs and builds for comfort, reliability and maintainability — qualities that resonate with me both as an engineer and a frequent traveller. Unum has an incredibly talented and experienced team, and my role is all the more rewarding because I get to collaborate with these colleagues on decisions that bring incredible concepts to the market.”

“I’m proud to work with a business that is serious about its impact on the environment — I love how sustainability is focal in everyday decision-making at Unum and plays a role in its selection of vendors, materials and manufacturing strategy.”

As COO, Trucchia will be responsible for shaping and driving Unum’s operational strategy, supporting the company’s pursuit of rapid growth. This involves the deployment of Unum’s initial factory blueprint following the closure of a recent investment round in which Origin Capital and the Low Carbon Innovation Fund 2 became Unum’s latest financial partners.

Brady said, “I’ve always admired Tania’s passion for customers and her ability to make things just work. She’s great with people and her appointment is a big moment for us at Unum. She will play a vital role in charting a new path following our recent investment and ensuring we continue to disrupt the aircraft seating status quo.”

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