Fort Lauderdale, FL – CTS Engines, a global MRO leader for mature jet engines, today proudly announced the hiring of Robert Longoria as Vice President of Transformation. In this newly designed role, Mr. Longoria will be a key member of the CTS senior executive team and will work as a collaborative business partner employing change management principles to drive financial and operational goals within the company. Longoria will be based at CTS Engines headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and will report directly to Vesa Paukkeri, CTS Engines CEO.

Mr. Longoria brings a significant breadth of knowledge to CTS Engines with over 30 years of aerospace industry experience in engine and airframe MRO, component restoration, aircraft completions and engineering services. Before joining CTS Longoria was Vice President of Operations for StandardAero in Dallas, TX where he was responsible for the performance of their San Antonio Military Business Unit. Mr. Longoria comes with an extensive career of progressive leadership roles and a demonstrated excellence in the pursuit of business goals.

CTS continues to achieve significant growth and has undergone a transformational change in recent years by increasing capacity, investing in technology, developing innovative key roles within the business, and recruiting seasoned industry professionals. The addition of Mr. Longoria will underpin this upward growth trajectory. “We are excited to welcome Robert,” said Vesa Paukkeri, CTS CEO. “The hiring of Mr. Longoria is a critical and strategic decision as part of the expanding leadership team and company growth at CTS Engines. His proven track record of success driving continuous improvement initiatives will have a positive high impact on the organization and our culture.”

CTS Engines is a world leader of mature jet engine maintenance. Located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, CTS provides maintenance, repair, overhaul, and testing services to owners and operators of early-stage commercial jet engines worldwide, specializing in the overhaul of the CF6-80C2, CF6-80A, CF6-50, and PW2000. Globally, the company offers outstanding jet engine field service on nearly every major engine platform in operation. Since 2002, CTS Engines has built its reputation on the ability to provide its customers with high-quality cost-effective solutions for engine maintenance. For more information, please visit