Innovative part-out specialist APOC Aviation has recruited Anca Mihalache to head up its new engine trading division. Her role will be to develop the leasing platform for APOC Aviation, foster relationships with airlines, investors and repair shops; manage engine sales; trade engines with leases attached or as naked assets; and evaluate engine stock for trading, leasing or teardown.
The focus of the engine division at APOC will be on CFM56-3/5A/5B/7B and V2500-A5 engines. A dynamic programme of investment is underway and the Company is pursuing a fast-growth strategy to build trading relationships with like-minded counterparties that is underpinned by significant investment.
Mihalache joins APOC from Vallair where she served as Head of Trading & Leasing responsible for managing sales operations and developing strategies and profit targets for all aircraft, engines, engine parts and airframe components. She has over 10 years’ experience in trading, leasing, sales & marketing within the aviation industry, including 6 years of managerial expertise. Prior to joining Vallair, she was Sales & Purchasing Manager for Aero Care. She holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Commercial Transactions & Business Administration from the National Academy of Economics and in PR & Communication from the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest.
“APOC is a young and ambitious company and I have been given the opportunity to set-up an engines trading department from scratch,” says Mihalache. “It will be a challenge to build a new lease and teardown portfolio, but I am confident that we will quickly achieve our goals.”
Max Wooldrik, Founder & Managing Director – APOC Aviation, adds: “We’re excited to welcome Anca to the team. We plan to become a recognised force for innovation in the trading, leasing and part-out markets and her experience and commercial acumen will be valuable assets as she spearheads the APOC engine division.”