Dassault Aviation has appointed Charles Wemaëre as
Vice President, Worldwide Spares.
Charles will be responsible for the
spare parts strategy and logistics efforts for the global Falcon
fleet, and will report to Pierre Thielin, VP,
Worldwide Customer Service, within Dassault’s Civil Aviation
Charles previously served as Deputy Manager to Serge
Elias, the former VP Worldwide Spares, who is retiring.
Following an extensive career in the automotive
industry, Charles joined Dassault Aviation in 2011 as a Sales
Director responsible for spare parts in Europe, the Middle East,
Africa and Asia. He was instrumental in moves to
regroup all Falcon spares resources in a new facility in Bordeaux-Mérignac,
and to build a vast state-of-the-art distribution center in
Tremblay, near Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, enhancing spare
parts delivery and efficiency throughout the Dassault Aviation
Charles holds an engineering degree from the
Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble. His passions include cabinet
making and apiculture.
“Perfecting spares distribution is a central
element in our quest to ensure a uniform standard of excellence in
worldwide customer support, and was critical in our recent
recognition by Aviation International News and Professional Pilot
as the industry’s top service provider,” said Jean Kayanakis,
Senior Vice President, Worldwide Falcon Customer Service & Service
Center Network. “I am confident that Charles’ dynamic approach,
attention to detail and proficiency in dealing with challenging
tasks will enable us to continue to improve and remain number one
in this essential activity.”
The Falcon Spares group represents a
network of 250 people around the globe and
includes 16 facilities with an inventory of more than US$900 million in parts.