TULSA, Okla. (March 5, 2012) – NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried today announced two promotions within the aerospace firm’s senior leadership team.
Basil Barimo has been named Executive Vice President for all NORDAM Repair Divisions, spanning domestic and international operations to include NORDAM facilities in Europe and Singapore.
He also holds responsibility for the Repair Divisions’ Europe and Americas sales regions. Previously, he was Vice President and General Manager for the firm’s Tulsa-based Repair Division.
Barimo came to NORDAM two years ago with 20 years of industry experience, including 6 years with the Air Transport Association, lastly as vice present of operations and safety.
Prior to that, he held a variety of positions in operations, engineering and quality with Avborne, US Airways, and McDonnell Douglas.
Barimo is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, and he has served on a variety of boards and industry committees.
John Clawson has been promoted to Vice President and General Manager of the NORDAM Thrust Reverser Division. In addition to leading this division, his new duties include overseeing sales, marketing, quality and business systems for the company’s manufacturing effort.
Clawson came to NORDAM 17 years ago with nine years of industry experience, including five years with Lockheed Martin Aero & Naval Systems as a senior design engineer, serving as lead designer of bonded structures and subcomponent assemblies on the Pratt and Whitney 4168 fan reverser program.
Prior to that, he held positions in structural and payload design with McDonnell Douglas and Boeing.
Clawson is a graduate of the University of Missouri at Rolla, Mo., with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, and he received the NORDAM Thrust Reversers Division Leadership Award in 2004.
“Basil and John each have a demonstrated track record of winning and achieving continuous improvement,” Siegfried said.
“Their ongoing commitment to NORDAM across these areas of expanded responsibility will prove invaluable as we attain increasing market share within global aerospace.”
Headquartered in Tulsa, and employing 2,500 people across nine facilities on three continents, NORDAM is one of the world’s largest independently owned aerospace companies.
The firm designs, certifies and manufactures integrated propulsion systems, nacelles and thrust reversers for business jets; builds composite aircraft structures, interior shells, custom cabinetry and radomes; and manufactures aircraft transparencies, such as cabin windows, wing-tip lenses and simulator screens.
NORDAM also is a major third-party provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the military, commercial airline and air freight markets.