MEDINA, OH, August 12, 2016 — Executive search firm Connor | Caitlin has completed the Chief Operating Officer search for Pacific Aerospace Resources & Technologies (PART) recruiting Bill Tollison. Prior to joining PART, Mr. Tollison, who has more than 20 years in Aviation Maintenance Operations roles was most recently Vice President of Operations at Cannon Aviation, leading the 145 repair station certification in partnership with the FAA. Prior to that, Mr. Tollison served as Vice President of Operations for AAR Aircraft Services overseeing more than 800 staff members.
“Adding Bill’s knowledge and expertise to our leadership team at PART is a tremendous advantage for our company’s growth plans both domestically and internationally,” said John Gawsyszawski, Chief Executive Officer of PART. “Bill brings a proficiency in Aviation Maintenance Operations that lead with service in mind, an integral piece of our future,” added David Green, Chairman of ARC Aerospace Industries Company.
PART, an ARC Aerospace Industries Company and Boeing Fleet Services Partner is a leading global supplier to the aviation industry offering a full range of aircraft MRO services. By bringing together the brightest talent in the aviation industry, they concentrate on quality service and on-time delivery. As COO, Bill will be responsible for overseeing PART’s operations growth strategy in Victorville, California.
Recently uniting in a Joint Venture agreement to build an Aerospace Industrial Base in Yinchaun, China, ARC’s leadership team needed to bring on a key leader to maintain and oversee PART’s domestic operations growth. “Bill was hand selected because of his tremendous passion for customer satisfaction. He is a fantastic addition to the PART team. His knowledge and experience combined with his firm understanding of not only technical operations, but the importance of building the right team will help PART excel on all of their growth plans,” said Deena Sullivan, Aviation & Aerospace Practice Leader of Connor | Caitlin.
About Connor | Caitlin
Executive Search Firm, Connor | Caitlin understands distinction in talent is at the core of a company’s business advantage and finding the right talent is paramount to a competitive advantage for our clients. The firm is based in Cleveland, Ohio, and led by Managing Partner, Mike Muczyk. Connor | Caitlin conducts retained executive search focused in several industries including Coatings & Specialty Chemicals, Aviation & Aerospace industries, and Service.