GATES appoints Jukka Laurila as MD and COO

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 7, 2018 13:57

GATES appoints Jukka Laurila as MD and COO

GA Telesis Engine Services (GATES) has appointed Jukka Laurila as managing director (MD) and chief operating officer (COO). Headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Laurila will manage MRO service operations and act as the accountable manager for regulatory purposes.

Laurila is a transport industry professional with more than 20 years in the sector specializing in airline, network and fleet management. He joins GATES from Jet Time, a Danish airline operating a fleet of Boeing 737NG aircraft, where he served as managing director of Jet Time Oy in Finland. Prior to his successful tenure at Jet Time, he held key positions at Bombardier and Blue1 Oy, a Finnish airline based in Helsinki, Finland.  Laurila is assuming the responsibilities of Carsten Holm, who has been appointed the GATES chief commercial officer.

Laurila will be responsible for continuing to drive GATES’ operational results and overall productivity to enhance the company’s market positioning through use of lean practices and significant technological enhancements through capital investment.

Eleanor Steed
By Eleanor Steed June 7, 2018 13:57