C&L Aerospace has hired Matt Eaton, a proven leader in the industry, as Senior Vice President of MRO Marketing and Sales. Eaton has more than 30 years of experience in Commercial and General Aviation and will focus on business development for maintenance, interior and painting at C&L.
During ten years at Flightstar in Jacksonville, Florida, Eaton lead the company’s sales and marketing efforts and was instrumental in Flightstar receiving more than $12-million in government incentives. He also was Project Manager for the construction of a $20-million expansion that included an aircraft painting facility.
More recently, Eaton was recruited as VP of Sales and Marketing, MRO Division, at AAR Corp., the largest heavy airframe MRO provider in North America. During Eaton’s tenure, AAR expanded from four to six locations and its annual production peaked at 5-million manhours.
Eaton’s early career was spent at BFGoodrich, in the worldwide, aftermarket distribution of the company’s General Aviation product lines, and at TIMCO, where Eaton was responsible for making the company’s new Winston-Salem, NC, facility profitable.