Willis Lease Finance, a lessor of commercial aircraft engines and a provider of aviation services, appointed Brendan Curran to its board of directors, effective, Jan. 1.
With a career in the aerospace industry spanning nearly four decades, Curran has experience across the engine and airframe segments. He also has experience in business and operations leadership, engineering, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and global business development.
“We are excited to welcome Brendan to our board of directors,” Charles F. Willis, executive chairman and founder of Willis Lease Finance, said. “With his high-level knowledge of the aviation industry and invaluable insights, we are confident that Brendan will play a pivotal role in guiding our company towards sustained growth and continued success. Brendan’s strategic vision and leadership will be instrumental as we pursue opportunities in today’s dynamic domestic and international aviation space.”
Curran is currently an operating resource and advisor to ATL Partners, a New York-based private equity firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions. He also serves as chairman of the board of Aero Accessories, an independent component maintenance facility based in Miramar, FL. Curran’s leadership experience includes public company senior executive roles at Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, Boeing Global Services, Bombardier Services, Crane Aerospace & Electronics and Hamilton Sundstrand.
“I am honored to be part of WLFC, a company that has consistently demonstrated innovation and excellence in aviation and aerospace for more than four decades,” Curran said. “I look forward to working collaboratively with the board and executive team to contribute to the company’s future milestones and many successes.”
Director Hans Joerg Hunziker submitted his resignation from Willis Lease Finance’s board. His resignation will go into effect on Dec. 31.
“Hans Joerg’s wealth of experience and expertise in the aviation industry have been very much appreciated by me personally, as well as WLFC. His contributions will be long remembered,” Willis said.
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