By Daniel Webster, dWeb.News Publisher
MACOMB, Mich., Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Ascent Aerospace (“Ascent”), a global provider of tooling and automated assembly systems for the aerospace and defense industry, announced today that effective immediately Vice President and General Manager Andy Jones has been elevated to Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and will be joining the Ascent Board of Directors (“Board”).
In this role, Jones is responsible for strategies that drive growth, elevate operational excellence, and enhance customer service across the company’s global footprint. Jones has held roles of increasing responsibility at Ascent for over 6 years, most recently leading the global commercial and engineering functions along with manufacturing operations at its two Michigan plants.
A strategic thought leader with over 20 years of automation and tooling experience, Andy has held senior engineering, sales, and general management roles at Ascent. Jones was previously the General Manager at Applied Manufacturing Technologies, Comau and Kawasaki Robotics. Jones joined Ascent as General Manager in 2015 to lead the integration of then newly acquired Flow Aerospace. He subsequently integrated Brown Aerospace after his promotion to Vice President in 2016. Since 2017 he has led Ascent’s global commercial operations. More recently in May 2021, Jones assumed responsibility for manufacturing operations at Ascent’s Michigan sites. Jones excelled in leading complex teams and focusing on continuous improvement. He also uses data-driven decision making to make decisions.
Andy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Lake Superior State University , and a MBA from the Ross School of Business from the University of Michigan ..
” I am confident in Andy’s ability to lead Ascent, and to continue building a world-class staff to drive efficiency and improve results,” stated Joel , member to Ascent’s Board. “Andy has a proven track record of success at Ascent. His charismatic leadership style and drive to improve the company will be a great asset. “
” I am thrilled to be leading Ascent as the recovery in the aerospace market accelerates,” Jones said. We are well-positioned, with a strong balance and growing backlog in commercial, defense and space work. I look forward working with our customers and employees to inspire the next generation through innovation and efficiency as the preferred tooling and equipment supplier. “
About Ascent Aerospace
Ascent Aerospace is a world renowned, single-source provider of production and automated assembly systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Ascent is the largest tooling company in the sector, producing a complete range of mold and assembly tools for aerospace manufacturing. This includes the largest Invar molds for aerospace. As an automation provider and integrator, Ascent works closely with customers to design their project, from process engineering to construction and installation, in order to make sure it is cost-effective and efficient. For more information please visit http://www.ascentaerospace.com.
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