TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TATT) ("TAT" or the "Company"), a leading provider of products and services to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, announced today senior management appointments. Mr. Jeff Lambert was appointed President of Piedmont Aviation, replacing Mr. Richard Reed, who served as President of Piedmont since March 2016. Mr. Michael Chen was appointed President of Turbochrome, replacing Mr. Motty Katz, who served as President of Turbochrome since October 2015, after having served in various positions at Turbochrome (formerly - Chromalloy Israel) since 1979. Mr. Katz will continue to work and support Turbochrome's management. Both appointments are effective January 1, 2018.
Mr. Igal Zamir, CEO and President of TAT Technologies stated, "I am pleased to welcome Jeff and Michael to our team. Jeff and Michael bring to TAT Technologies a proven track record in successfully growing organizations they have led. Their skills and experience will be instrumental to their respective subsidiary and to the TAT group as we continue to execute our long-term strategy and maintain our growth trajectory."
"I would like to thank Rick and Motty for their dedication and contribution to TAT Technologies. Under Rick's leadership, Piedmont has made significant advances, well positioning itself for future growth. I wish Rick all the best in his future endeavors. Motty has been part of Turbochrome for three decades and has fulfilled a crucial role in the development of its leading technology. Most recently, as President of Turbochrome, Motty has guided the successful integration of Turbochrome into TAT Technologies, making it a key component in TAT's long-term growth strategy. I am pleased that Turbochrome will continue to benefit from Motty's deep knowledge and vast experience."
Jeff Lambert brings to TAT Technologies extensive experience in OEM & MRO operations within the aerospace industry. Most recently, Jeff served as Vice President and General Manager at Rockwell Collins - Interiors Systems, overseeing the company's manufacturing in Mexico. Prior to that, he served as Business Unit Director at B/E Aerospace, responsible for one of their operations in the Philippines. Prior to B/E Aerospace, Jeff held various management and engineering positions at UTC Aerospace Systems, a subsidiary of United Technologies and Goodrich Corporation. Jeff holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Colorado State University-Pueblo.
Michael Chen has more than 20 years of experience in the defense industry, managing large multidisciplinary global cross-functional teams of R&D, engineering, operations, marketing and business development. Before joining TAT Technologies, Michael was CEO of Seraphim Optronics Ltd., a provider of sophisticated electro-optic solutions for persistent surveillance. Prior to that, he held various positions at Electro Optics ELOP Industries, a subsidiary of ELBIT Systems and Atlantium Ltd. Michael holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.