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CFM appoints Paxson as new EVP

CFM International has announced the appointment of Allen Paxson as executive vice-president, replacing Chaker Chahrour.

Chahrour, who had served in the role since February 2009, has been appointed vice-president of sales & marketing for GE Aviation.

As part of the CFM executive team, Paxson is responsible for overseeing programmes carried out by CFM. Along with his counterpart at Snecma, Cédric Goubet, he also serves as the primary interface between the two companies. Paxson is also general manager of the CFM project department for GE Aviation.

Most recently, Paxson served as general manager for GE Aviation’s Regional Engines & Services where he was responsible for development, production, product support and services for GE’s CF34, Passport 20 and CT7 engine families, as well as the CFE738 engine built by a joint venture between GE and Honeywell.

Paxson was part of GE’s first wave of Six Sigma Blackbelts in 1995. He was responsible for projects ranging from investment casting yields to overhaul turnaround times. He was also a significant contributor to the Six Sigma training content at GE and was promoted to a Master Blackbelt in 1997 for the combustor and configuration design engineering department.

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