Michael R. Mahfet appointed CEO of Ascent Aerospace

Michael R. Mahfet appointed CEO of Ascent Aerospace

Ascent Aerospace has announced the appointment of Michael Mahfet as CEO, effective immediately. 

This role will be in addition to his current capacity as president of the company’s newly expanded Ascent Integration & Automation Group (I&A Group).

Joel Rotroff, partner at American Industrial Partners, commented: “We are very excited to have Michael lead Ascent Aerospace as its CEO. Michael has a long history of success in leadership positions in the industrial automation sector, including most recently at ABB. Michael brings significant expertise in operational and commercial excellence, technical leadership and market focus. Ascent is very well positioned to serve our customers as a market leading solutions provider, with a ‘One Ascent’ business model at the forefront of our messaging.”

“We want to thank Brian Williams for his significant contributions to Ascent Aerospace’s success over the last four years as CEO,” added Rotroff.  “Ascent Aerospace is performing strongly today and is well positioned for the future.”

Mahfet said: “I am humbled and grateful to become CEO of Ascent Aerospace and look forward to working with and leading our world class employees. Ascent is in a wonderful position to continue streamlining its coordinated activities across its global footprint and technology portfolio. Through simplified, standardised and streamlined processes, we will be able to deliver a world class execution model, bringing smart tooling and integrated solutions to the market which address critical ‘rate’ and ‘automation’ needs for our aerospace customers.”


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