CINCINNATI, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nexcelle, a joint venture of GE's Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS) and Aircelle of the Safran group, today confirmed the appointment of Jan Beseler and Jean-Christophe Dalla Toffola as the company's two Executive Vice Presidents - incorporating two highly experienced managers from its parent companies in the organizational lineup.
Beseler is from GE Aviation, and brings extensive expertise in jet engine nacelle integration and engineering. Dalla Toffola comes from the Safran group's Aircelle business unit, where his responsibilities included nacelles, international partnerships and the supply chain.
"The Executive Vice President positions are extremely important at Nexcelle, as they carry the full responsibility for Nexcelle's program activity at the level of our joint venture partners," explained Nexcelle President Steve Walters. "The wide range of knowledge provided by Jan and Jean-Christophe will be extremely valuable as Nexcelle positions itself as an industry leader in nacelles for integrated propulsion systems."
The immediate focus of these managers will be on Nexcelle's two current programs: the nacelle systems on CFM International's LEAP-X1C integrated propulsion system for the Chinese COMAC C919 jetliner; and the GE TechX integrated powerplant for the Bombardier Global 7000 and 8000 business jet aircraft. The Nexcelle Executive Vice Presidents also will be tasked with positioning the company for future program opportunities on other aircraft.
Before his appointment at Nexcelle, Beseler was the manager of nacelle integration engineering for GE Aviation engines. His 19-year career with GE Aviation included positions as manager of engine build-up engineering, program leader for CF34-8 engine control systems, and manager of control systems at GE Aviation's Lynn, Massachusetts operation. He has a BS in Engineering from Swarthmore College and a MS in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Dalla Toffola's most recent responsibility at Aircelle was as the Vice President for Partnerships, a position he held since 2008. Previously, he was Aircelle's Internal Supply Chain Vice President, and Vice President of the company's Small Nacelles Division. The earlier portion of Dalla Toffola's career was at Techspace Aero, which is another business unit of the Safran group. He is a graduate of Belgium's Liege University with diplomas in Civil Engineering, Electromechanics and Business Administration.
About Nexcelle (http://www.nexcelle.com)
Nexcelle is creating smart nacelle systems for tomorrow's world travel. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, the company is a joint venture of Aircelle and Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS), which are leading suppliers of engine nacelles, thrust reversers and aerostructures. Through Nexcelle's relationship with CFM International and GE Aviation, the company brings unparalleled expertise in the design, development, production and support of integrated propulsion systems for a wide range of aircraft.