MRO Magazine

TRS Global, LLC. Appoints Joe Phelan as Vice President of Operations – Europe


December 22, 2015
By Business Wire News

HOUSTON

TRS Global, LLC. announced today the appointment of Joe Phelan Vice President of Operations – Europe. TRS Global (www.trsglobal.com) specializes in providing cost-effective repair solutions for both original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) products and services. The company engages in repair services for the commercial aerospace, industrial gas turbine, and energy markets.

In this position at TRS Global, Mr. Phelan will be responsible for leading the company’s operations in Europe to include the TRS Ireland facility located in Cork, Ireland. He brings more than 20 years of extensive operational experience in both repair and manufacturing operations, team building and accomplished management successes across cultures and disciplines.

TRS Global, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a leader in the repair and maintenance of stationary components for aero and industrial gas turbines, combining customized service with a commitment to quality and turn times that are superior to the competition. TRS Ireland was acquired in 2014 increasing the product offerings and regional presence for TRS Services, and allowing the organization to expand its capabilities into EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) for Aero, Aero-derivative, and Light Industrial gas turbine markets.

“TRS Global is at a critical juncture in our global growth strategy based on multiple recent awards of both new OEM and MRO programs in our Cork, Ireland operations. Our board of directors and executive leadership team saw a clear need to enhance our infrastructure with an executive who would oversee all aspects of the operational aspects in the EMEA region,” said David Theis, President and Chief Executive Officer of TRS Global, LLC. “Joe possesses the strong leadership skills that shall enable our European operations to thrive in the coming years as multiple new Aero and Industrial Gas Turbine programs come online. We’re pleased to welcome him to TRS Ireland.”

Mr. Phelan joins TRS Ireland after having served as General Manager – Paradigm Precision. Prior to that, he served in multiple management and leadership roles for GE Aviation, GE Healthcare and GE Superabrasives.

“I’m excited and honored to join TRS Global,” said Mr. Phelan. “Dave and his team have mapped out a strong growth strategy to capitalize on the tremendous capability of the Cork Operation. I look forward to executing that plan and leading the business to a best in class position within the Aero and Industrial Gas Turbine markets.

Mr. Phelan has a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. He also earned a Six Sigma Black Belt from General Electric Healthcare.

TRS Global LLC. (www.trsglobal.com) Headquartered in Houston, Texas, TRS is a leader in the repair and maintenance of stationary components for heavy industrial gas turbines, light Industrial gas and aero engines combining customized service with a commitment to quality and turn times that are superior to the competition.

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