“Jan brings a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge, plus a fresh perspective and approach. He is a great fit for the business and I have total confidence that he is the right person to lead MAAS to continued future success. We are very fortunate to have him join our team.” says Tim Macdougald – MAAS Aviation
Dublin: 1st March 2023: MAAS Aviation, globally recognised experts in aircraft painting and exterior coatings, announce an important change to their senior leadership team, with Jan van Engelen joining as Chief Executive Officer from 1st March 2023.
An accomplished executive and board member, Van Engelen has over 25 years of international experience in the aviation services industry. He succeeds Tim Macdougald, who has held the position of CEO at MAAS since 2017.
Macdougald will remain active on a day-to-day basis, leading MAAS’ further growth initiatives as Chief Business Development Officer. In this new role, Macdougald will also continue to support the senior leadership team, and all colleagues at MAAS’ global facilities, utilising the skills and expertise he has gained over his last 14 years with the business. He comments, “I am proud to continue to represent MAAS and will be engaged with the business to the same extent I have always been.”
With a proven track record of forging long-term strategic partnerships and alliances, Van Engelen joins MAAS from a diverse and extensive background in the aviation sector, most recently holding the position of CEO for Continental Europe of the ground handling and aviation services company, Swissport. Prior to this, he held various senior positions within CAE, the global leader in aviation training services.
In his new role as CEO at MAAS, Van Engelen will be responsible for leading the team in pursuit of its strategic plan to drive sustainable growth, and to build and foster new and existing long-term partnerships. “I am very excited to join MAAS Aviation and am looking forward to working with the team of passionate professionals who have built the strong brand and reputation that is MAAS today. During my career I have been very fortunate to work with, and learn from, some great people and work on many exciting initiatives. I am eager to embark with MAAS on the journey ahead of us and contribute to the Company’s continued success” he comments.
Van Engelen holds degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Business Administration. He is an INSEAD, Global Executive Program alumni, and is a graduate of the College Program of non-executive board members. He is also an ambassador for the ‘Stitching Hoogvliegers’ (Foundation Highflyers) which provide sick, and disabled children the opportunity to become a pilot for the day.
Macdougald concludes, “These past 14 years have been transformative. We have witnessed significant growth; we have been through a global pandemic, we have partnered with Egeria Evergreen, and we continue to reach the highest standards in our industry. These achievements are collective, we could not have succeeded to this extent without the dedication and excellence of our teams. It has been quite a journey and I look forward with enthusiasm and optimism as we embark on a new chapter in this great Company’s development.”