Aero Capital Solutions (ACS) has appointed Daniel Watson as Executive Vice President, Asset Management and Managing Director of its Dublin-based subsidiary ACS Aero Management. Watson will have the primary responsibility of executing on the future growth strategies of the company’s global asset trading and engine leasing businesses which focus on narrow and wide-body commercial aircraft and engines. He will also provide key strategic leadership within ACS’ senior executive team.

Watson joins ACS from AJW Aviation, where he was the Chief Commercial Officer. Prior to AJW, Watson had an outstanding career with MTU Maintenance and MTU Aero Engine in progressively senior positions. Watson concluded his career with MTU as VP & Chief Commercial Officer for the North American engine MRO division.

“ACS is an ambitious and growing lessor with a bespoke approach to creating value from mid-life assets. We felt that having a proven business leader with deep knowledge of the aircraft and engine aftermarket was essential to our next step in developing our leasing and trading portfolio.” said Jason Barany, ACS President and founder. “ACS is excited to have Daniel onboard due to the breadth of his management experience, his ability to bring both strategic and tactical input to the business, and his know-how on engine and aircraft valuation and maintenance.”

Watson is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) with an MBA from Queen's University and a respected industry adviser to several investment firms. He will be based out of the Dublin office of ACS Aero Management.