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The Netherlands, October 14th 2022:  APOC has announced the appointment of experienced aviation professional, Tracey Downes, as Head of Component Sales. “I’m excited to join APOC at this pivotal time in the organisation’s development. The USM Market is on an upward trajectory and is set to grow enormously in the next year. This presents a great opportunity for APOC as we continue to support existing and new customers with the right parts to keep their fleets in the air” comments Downes.

Tracey’s appointment is an important step forward as we continue to build a robust and talented management team to shape and grow the future business

says Kevin Wall – CCO

Downes believes that integrity, the personal touch and knowing your customer are the critical factors to success and brings these qualities to her new role. She adds, “Having worked in the USM sector for a number of years, I was aware of APOC’s culture, values and innovative nature. It was these attributes, which are aligned to my personal and professional beliefs, that first attracted me to the business. After having met the team, I could see we were a good fit, so the decision to join was an easy one.”


Having previously held senior positions at Aerospace Asset Trading and Nova Systems, Downes has a wealth of experience in the USM market, as well as detailed knowledge of airframe and engine disassembly. In this ‘hands on’ role, her key responsibilities will include growing the commercial team and developing new sales processes to streamline and optimise efficiency, as well as regular liaison and support for key accounts.


“We have an exceptional team who are all experts in their individual fields” adds Downes. “This along with our innovative business model, secure financial status and continual investment in software, positions APOC as a frontrunner in the sector ready to support the renewed growth in the USM market.”


Downes’ engagement follows a number of recent high-profile appointments to the APOC senior team.  Arjan de Jong joined in June as VP Operations, and in August this year, Kevin Wall transitioned to the position of Chief Commercial Officer.