Storm Aviation, a leading international line maintenance, base maintenance and training provider, has appointed Jacco Klerk as General Manager and Director to lead the integration and transformation of its recently acquired subsidiary, Chevron Technical Services & Aircraft Maintenance, into the UK group business.
Klerk said, “I am delighted to join Storm Aviation to run the Chevron operation, focusing on integrating the business and leading the base maintenance, component workshop and parts manufacturing facility. Everything we do is designed towards delivering operational excellence and exceptional service to our clients. We will deliver the necessary transformational change and continue to enhance the services we offer, including our renowned Tank Seals, AOG and MRT support. I am already enjoying the challenge and can see significant potential and opportunities for the future.”
Klerk started his aviation career at KLM as an aircraft technician and transitioned into planning with various international secondments in production engineering positions before becoming hangar production maintenance manager for the minor base maintenance and global AOG teams.
He joined Qualitair Aviation Group UK as group business development manager for interim management and strategic programs for MRO’s. Subsequently, he was promoted to become vice president for technology & engineering at Randstad, where he was responsible for all global aerospace OEM’s workforce solutions.
He also studied continuous improvement and change management with a university secondment at semi-conductor OEM Xaar in Cambridge, UK. He later joined Joramco as a business transformation leader in a senior MRO role in the Middle East. In recent years, he was managing director of Direct Maintenance, a European/African line maintenance organisation.
Thomas Buckley, CEO of Storm Aviation, commented “This is an exciting time for the Storm Group, and I’m delighted to strengthen our team with a new Director with such a great track record and industry experience to manage our base maintenance, workshop, and manufacturing facility. Klerk has worked in a range of engineering roles within the aviation industry and his appointment is integral to integrating Chevron Technical Services & Aircraft Maintenance into the wider group.”
Klerk is a licensed engineer, holding a BSc Eng. Degree in industrial engineering and management and is a lean six sigma black belt and agile practitioner.